Sunday, 11 April 2021

Cards on the Table [#books #review]

by Agatha Christie

Poirot
Murder in Mesopotamia
Dumb Witness


'We all make mistakes, M. Poirot.'
'Some of us,' said Poirot with a certain coldness, possibly due to the pronoun the other had used, 'make less than others.'
(Page 131)

Saturday, 3 April 2021

The Rest of the Robots [#books #review]

by Isaac Asimov

Robot Series
I, Robot
The Caves of Steel


The Three Laws of Robotics
  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Murder in Mesopotamia [#books #review]

by Agatha Christie

Poirot
The A B C Murders
Cards on the table


The events chronicled in this narrative took place some four years ago. Circumstances have rendered it necessary, in my opinion, that a straightforward account of them should be given to the public.
Foreword by Giles Reilly, MD
[incipit]