Endless Night Endless Night 8.2分

Desire never be satisfied

巴别塔的小园园

I want things too much, always. Wanted them, too, the easy way, the greedy way……

This Time I was fooled

I was astonished by the truth, indeed.

Even when I first saw Agatha Christie's most famous book——And then there were none, I could still find out the murderer and make out his trick out of my intuition.

But now I go into the trap set by the queen.

Endless Night was the second one I picked up from Agatha's works. It attracts me mostly for two reasons, for one thing, It presents the story in the perspective of first person, which helps to look into the heart and sense the emotion of the main character; for another, the language of the book is vivid and approchable.

It was an ordinary story with an ordinary beginning. A boy longs for a beautiful house built on a cursed land with a girl living together in it. It seemed no prosibility for him to own a splendid house, but it did.

He married a young ...


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I want things too much, always. Wanted them, too, the easy way, the greedy way……

This Time I was fooled

I was astonished by the truth, indeed.

Even when I first saw Agatha Christie's most famous book——And then there were none, I could still find out the murderer and make out his trick out of my intuition.

But now I go into the trap set by the queen.

Endless Night was the second one I picked up from Agatha's works. It attracts me mostly for two reasons, for one thing, It presents the story in the perspective of first person, which helps to look into the heart and sense the emotion of the main character; for another, the language of the book is vivid and approchable.

It was an ordinary story with an ordinary beginning. A boy longs for a beautiful house built on a cursed land with a girl living together in it. It seemed no prosibility for him to own a splendid house, but it did.

He married a young lady turned out to be a rich heirtress and made all the things come true.

But Did they live happily ever afterwards?

No!

Bad things happened frequently to them……

At last, his wife fell on a horse and passed away.

I was wondering who murder the girl.

Is it one of his devil relative that planed the plot——her stepmother Cora, her Uncle Andrew or his maid Greta.

(If you don't want to know the truth, then try not to continue the reading)


I had went through all of the possible name who killed Ellie, but It never ever occurred to me that Mike is the one——his jealousy to Greta's too much influence over Ellie, his love and care to his wife were so obvious.

And then I realized that he is really a good actor, he is good at acting, or more precisely, he loves it. What's more, people tend to beautify themselves even in their diaries.

Clues indicating the murderer

By the hint of other people online, I draw some clues that indicate the murderer.

Clue One:Why does Mike try not to keep in touch with his mother? Just because she knows too much about him?

Of course I first accepted the reason given by Mike. Why not? It sounded reasonable. I always avoid people who knows too much about me. Because they would see the darkness rooting deeply in your heart……

Suddenly, I understand the dialogue between them:

'You are excited,' she said. 'I'm going to rob a bank, ' I said. 'No, I'm not afraid of your doing that.' 'Why not? Seems a very easy way of getting rich quickly nowadays.' 'It would need too much work,' she said,' And a lots of planning. More brainwork than you'd like to have to do. No safe enough either.'

His mother indicated that if Mike finds a easy way to get a lot of money without hard work, he will not hesitate to make it.

Clue Two: Why did they just happen to meet each other after the auction? Just because Ellie was given suggestion to go down to the auction?

Ok, at first, when I read this plot, I regarded it as an usual plot of a romantic love story.

Clue Three: In the first meeting between Mike and Mr Lippincott, Mr Lippincott said something meaningful.

'You said just now that you had not met this Greta Andersen.' 'No, as I said, I haven't met her yet.' 'Odd. Very curious.' 'Well?' I looked at him inquiringly. 'I should have thought you'd have been almost sure to have met her,' he said slowly,' How much do you know about her?‘

After Mike returning from the funeral, meeting Greta on Gipsy's acre and admitting all the crime, he opened the letter from Ms Lippincott which showed the evidence that he and Greta had already knew each other before he met Ellie.

Clue Four: The day before Ellie had an accident, they talked about the spy arranged by someone. Next moring, after a sound sleep, Mike forgot the spy and was full of excitment.

Major Phillpot said he was kind of 'fey'.

Qustions after reading

Q1: Did Mike loved Ellie? A1: I don't think so. Mike loves sex, getting money without hard work. I don't think he loves Greta either. The only person he loves is himself. Though at the end, Mike showed his regeret when he began to understand Ellie's deep love to him in spit of knowing who he was. But that's all, he loved the feeling when someone is dedicated to him.

Q2: Why Mike killed Greta? A2: He was afraid of her. They were similar to each other, They were ambitious, greedy and clever. And Mike was hysterical, he killed many people and enjoyed killing them. In a word, Mike had a mental disease.

Q3: Did Ellie know the evil in Mike? A3: Yes, she felt it. And they got into a quarrel, after Mike knew Ellie had met his mother secretly.

'Oh, I don't mind your being cross,' said Ellie.'I'm not afraid of you.'

Q4: What 's Mike's ending? A4: He problibly were in prison and surrounded by a group of doctors.

It seems odd, doesn't it, that Greta doesn't matter at all? And even my beautiful house doesn't matter. Only Ellie……And Ellie can never find me again-Endless Night……That's the end of my story

Reading From April 4 to April 30.

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