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Dan Brown or Agatha Christie?

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Both of them are pioneers in thrillers and crime investigations. On Dan's side, we have his famous Robert Langdon Series and on Agatha's, the immortal Hercule Poirot Series. My favorites of their works include Origin from the former and Murder on the Orient Express from the latter.

I always try to figure out the villains or perpetrators of the crime after a few chapters in Dan's books. It's rather hard in Agatha's as there's often new evidence in every new chapter that tilts my finger away from previously anticipated suspects.

Who is your pick and why?
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I'll have to say Agatha Christie. She's an absolute trailblazer within the genre and basically the godmother of the crime and thriller genres as we know them. That's not to discredit Dan Brown - he too is an innovative writer with that god-given knack for grabbing the public's attention. But he can't beat Christie.

Perhaps I'm slightly biased. I remember my grandfather, a doctor and a huge Christie fan, collecting all of her books and reading them obsessively.

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lucius1709 wrote:
23 Jul 2020, 15:08
I'll have to say Agatha Christie. She's an absolute trailblazer within the genre and basically the godmother of the crime and thriller genres as we know them. That's not to discredit Dan Brown - he too is an innovative writer with that god-given knack for grabbing the public's attention. But he can't beat Christie.

Perhaps I'm slightly biased. I remember my grandfather, a doctor and a huge Christie fan, collecting all of her books and reading them obsessively.
I agree with you. Have you read any of Dan Brown's books?
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Agatha Christie. Not because Dan Brown is not good or anything but Agatha Christie is just amazing given the fact that not a lot of woman thrive with this kind of genre
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Nhitra wrote:
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Agatha Christie. Not because Dan Brown is not good or anything but Agatha Christie is just amazing given the fact that not a lot of woman thrive with this kind of genre
True. I think that makes sense. Which of her works is your favorite?
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Dan Brown would be my pick. He creates amazing books full of mystery and suspense. The way he writes in detail and full of humor is also fun as a reader to enjoy.

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cookiedough wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 20:18
Dan Brown would be my pick. He creates amazing books full of mystery and suspense. The way he writes in detail and full of humor is also fun as a reader to enjoy.
Which of his books is your favorite?
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rahilshajahan wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 02:36
cookiedough wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 20:18
Dan Brown would be my pick. He creates amazing books full of mystery and suspense. The way he writes in detail and full of humor is also fun as a reader to enjoy.
Which of his books is your favorite?
Wow what a hard question! Angels and Demons would be my favorite. It was a joy to read and the artwork in the story for the mystery was fun to see. I would recommend it.

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It's good that you ask, because I am currently reading a book by Agatha Christie with a student of mine. We are nowhere near the end of the story, but the book however looks intriguing. I have never read any of Dan Brown's books, but I would definitely give them a try.

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Agatha christie.
My favourite is " The murder of Roger Ackroyd".
I have a separate compartment of her books.
And I've also read her emotional books through her other pen name.
( "And then there were none" is also really good.)

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