Christie S Classic Novel The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd Has Sparked Great Debate In The Years Since Its Publication In , Inspiring Cultural Critics From Roland Barthes To Umberto Eco To Explore Its Unique Construction A Murder Mystery In Which The Murderer Appears To Be The Narrator Now, In A Thrilling Twist On The Conventional Solution, Pierre Bayard S Who Killed Roger Arkroyd Reopens The Ackroyd File With Unexpected Results Is The Killer Still At Large Bayard S In Depth Investigation Of This Well Loved Classic Will Change ☆ read Ñ Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd? by Pierre Bayard ↠´ Forever The Way Mysteries Are read Now, In A Thrilling Twist On The Conventional Solution, Pierre Bayard S Who Killed Roger Arkroyd Reopens The Ackroyd File With Unexpected Results Is The Killer Still At Large Bayard S In Depth Investigation Of This Well Loved Classic Will Change Forever The Way Mysteries Are read This Book Is Not A Spoof It Is A Humorous Entirely New Analysis Of The Famous Mystery It Challenges The Reader To To Challenge He Author In The Apparent Possible, Plausible Solution Of The Mystery Way too many spoilers This is written for an academic audience familiar with the entire Christie canon I had to skip pages at a time to avoid list after list ruining twist endings. This is truly a find I recently recommended Bayard s other book How to Talk About books you Haven t read and am equally enthusiastic about this one In this short but dense text, Bayard deconstructs one of Agatha Christie s most famous Hercule Poirot novels The Murder of Roger Ackroyd It helps to re read Christie before embarking on Bayard Spoiler alert for those of you who haven t read Christie which is a mistake and you should add it along with The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The ABC Murders to your list of books this one became famous because the narrator, a respectable village doctor named Sheppard, turns out to be the murderer It doesn t hurt your reading of the book at all to know this In fact it helps, because the purpose of Bayard s book is to suggest that the narrator is not, in fact, the murderer
Reads like a Doctoral Thesis in psychology Filled with spoilers of almost the entire Christie oeuvre And his new solution I won t spoil it is fairly lame and, like Christie, comes only in the final few pages Christie, however, is entertaining. A really interesting re evaluation of the Agatha Christie book The Murder of Roger Ackroyd in which Bayard suggests that another character is actually the murderer, not the character accused by Poirot and accepted by posterity Bayard compares Ackroyd to similar Christie novels Endless Night and Curtain as well as other works such as Oedipus Rex He examines the nature of delusions, Freud s psychoanalysis and the act of reading A fascinating evaluation of both the classic book and the relationship between reader and writer.
Pierre Bayard born 1954 is a French author, professor of literature and connoisseur of psychology.Bayard s recent book Comment parler des livres que l on n a pas lus , or How to talk about books you haven t read , is a bestseller in France and has received much critical attention in English language press.A few of his books present revisionist readings of famous fictional mysteries Not only do