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23389096 No.23389096 [Reply] [Original]

How come no female writer has surpassed her?

>> No.23390275

Because that's a man

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>> No.23390449

Marguerite Yourcenar and Virginia Woolfe are slightly above her

>> No.23390706

People in the past looked so ugly, I couldn't imagine living then.

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she just writes mystery slop. Cather mogs.

>> No.23390735

>she just writes mystery slop
Yeah, and they are all great.

>> No.23390766

Because they are all trying to copy her instead of writing what they want, using their own experiences and their own perception of the world.

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Why was this considered her magnum opiate? I found the characters' actions to be extremely illogical and unbelievable considering their situation.

>> No.23390866

Don't know. Maybe because it's the father of whodunit stories? Her Poirot novels are much better though.

>> No.23390869

she killed all those people OP

>> No.23391893

I am not so sure anymore........

>> No.23391931

>plan a perfect murder
>invite the world's greatest detective to spend the weekend at your country house the day after you do it
Why did Lord Murderedhiswife do this?

>> No.23392043

If there is a youngish man and a youngish woman in the story, they will get together in the end and neither of them did the crime. That always cuts down the number of suspects by two

>> No.23392063

i always thought that the only thing they changed about this was the title, but then i read it and it turns out niggers are baked into the story all the way through. there's the nigger poem that is referenced throughout, nigger figurines, even the fucking island is called NIGGER ISLAND in the original. i mean the book isn't even really racist in its attitudes (an early clue that two of the most despicable characters are secretly evil is when they're both being like "it's no big deal about murder if it's just natives") but it's funny just how much of the book they had to edit to purge it of the N word

>> No.23392503

I only watched the 2015 show and I based on that I think the book must suck!

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>> No.23393538

When I was a child I thought black people were made of chocolate

>> No.23394078

What's this supposed to mean in the context of Ten Little N-words?

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>> No.23394968

Fun fact: both of em are in dey teens now and both have had black boyfriends, dey show dem on dey insta

>> No.23395360

How did the thread derail so badly lol

>> No.23395871

they clearly are disgusted by them and the color of their skin, cope on jamal. probably losts their virginity to white bois anyway haha get rekt

>> No.23395885

seriously one of the best writers of all time

>> No.23395889

as a child I was positive black people had black bones

>> No.23395892

when i was young i showed my grandma a mole i had and she told me thats what happens when you touch black ppl xD

>> No.23395944

Really? I thought she was the JK Rowling of detective stories.

>> No.23395949

She's a 6/10

>> No.23395964

Dickinson, Plath, Sontag, Woolf, Weil, Sappho probably, Austin, Ursula K Leguin...

>> No.23395997

categorically false, Flannery O'Connor is the queen now and forever.

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Agatha is the new queen of /lit/

>> No.23397295

So now that we put the 10 Little...Indians aside, what's the actual best / actual good Agatha Christie novel?

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>How come no female writer has surpassed her?