Agatha Christie – And Then There Were None Audiobooktext
In “And Then There Were None” by François Rivière and Franck Leclerq we take the same ones and start the game of massacre again on the Île du Nègre: “They will find on the Île du Nègre, ten corpses and an insoluble problem.”
This is a transcription of’s detective novelAgatha Christie in comic book form.
From the point of view of the drawings, the choice of colors and the representations of the different characters I have absolutely nothing to say.
It is aesthetically beautiful and pleasant to look at and read.
The characters are consistent with the idea I had of them.
On the other hand, I find that the context (furniture…) is a little too modern compared to the time when the story is set.
I got the impression that they dated from post WWII rather than before.
But where I was disappointed, it is in the history and its passage from the form of novel to that of comic strip yet carried out by the French specialist ofAgatha Christie : François Rivière.
There are far too many shortcuts that have been taken and ellipses at ill-chosen times that throw the story off balance and end up causing it to lose its power and suspense.
For example, for the past of Miss Brent, it is abruptly announced that she has driven to suicide a young girl in her service who was pregnant.
I wonder where it came from since at no time is Miss Brent shown confiding to anyone about her past.
As for General MacArthur’s madness, it is completely put aside.
It would have been more judicious in my opinion to make a more substantial comic, even if it means making two volumes, rather than a single volume of barely 50 pages.
The authors dwell too much at the beginning and speed up too much at the end, when the whole point of this puzzle lies in the murders and the puzzle appearing to be irresolvable at the end.
The conclusion comes a bit like a hair in the soup without letting the reader marinate and I regretted that the authors did not devote more time to the various murders, with some being liquidated in one image.
The last murder is also dispatched much too quickly, there is not the tilt in the madness that the character of Vera Claythorne knows in the book.
She comes back to her room and hangs herself directly, whereas in the book she is more surprised to see a rope there and gradually falls into madness.
In addition, the authors have chosen to use another French translation of the rhyme compared to that of the book and I regret it because I find it less subtle in certain aspects.
Visually successful and easy to read, this comic book adaptation of “And Then There Were None” disappointed me in the adaptation of the story and the script.
To read in addition, but this comic book does not exempt you from reading the original work of Agatha Christie.