Title: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Author: Agatha Christie
Page Count/Review Word Count: 224
As far as I’m aware, this isn’t a particularly well-known or well-loved Christie novel, perhaps because despite the fact that it stars Hercule Poirot, there are plenty of other Christie books that tend to stand out in people’s memories. For me, though, this one was a standout, in part because the story was so easy to follow despite having more than its fair share of complexities.
I think my enjoyment was also boosted because I’ve read four or five Christies lately and a lot of them have had super tiny print. This was by the same publisher but had legible text, and while I know that’s just an aesthetic thing, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it made a big difference. I also think it’s one of the reasons why I was able to follow the plot.
All in all, this isn’t Christie at her best, but it’s still a pretty strong read and I also like that this is one of a relatively small subsection of her books which deals with military intelligence and the like. So yeah, I’m glad I read it, even if it means I’m one book closer to running out.