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They Came to Baghdad, by Agatha Christie

bernab's review against another edition

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4.0

I was a bit confused in the first third of the book but after that the story became really engaging and I especially loved the ending.
The character of Victoria, especially, was impossible not to love

isatolstoy's review

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.0

ligiaaurora's review against another edition

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3.0

Very similar in concept to Christie's other work "Passenger to Frankfurt".

buszujcawinternecie's review

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adventurous funny informative mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

abook_and_brew's review

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced

4.0

jen_d's review against another edition

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5.0

One of my favourite Agatha Christie novels! Really fast paced and intriguing with some interesting characters. The settings were very atmospheric.

aimeeisreading's review

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adventurous mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.0

anjana's review against another edition

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4.0

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macfiar's review against another edition

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3.0

Christie's writing is good as far as style, but often, the plats, like this one, are ridiculous and the situations rely on a lot of coincidence. This book as a standalone so no Poirot or Marple. The buildup is very, very slow. The heroine is flighty and irresponsible. She is an absolutely ridiculous character, who is more often than not annoying as well. When a girl gets herself fired from her job because she is an entitled ass, then meets a guy in the park, then decides to give up everything and follow him to Baghdad, without him asking her to go or even knowing that she is following, you know it's going to be outlandish. Outlandish is okay if you can tell the story in such a way that the actions seem to make sense in this instance. That doesn't happen here. A stranger runs into her room and begs for help and she hides him from the police. Why? Who in their right mind would let a stranger in let alone hide him from the police. She could go to jail. The Stranger could murder or rape her. Then it gets even stupider. I made it through ⅔ of the book before I couldn't take it anymore.

bethanyam's review

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adventurous lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5