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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Tuesday September 09, 2003
04:38 PM

Thirteen at Diner

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Tonight's episode of Hercule Poirot: Thirteen for dinner. I'm quite a fan of Agatha Christie books. My mother has a quite complete collection.
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  • The never show such things in Germany. :-(

    I wonder however: Are those TV-adaptations of Agatha Christie any good? I've seen a couple of them, particularly those with Peter Ustinov ("Death on the Nile") and "Murder on the Orient Express" with Albert Finney and a good supporting cast.

    Still, none even came close to the books which I think are masterpieces in every respect. There's one novel I'd love to see a movie adaptation of: "And then there were none" (formerly known as "Ten little Niggers"). There's no
    • I remember seeing the Peter Ustinov ones at some point but the one I saw yesterday has David Suchet as Poirot. IMHO it's quite good but still no real match for the books. Agatha Christie always tells quite a detailed story and I seem to miss some of it in the TV versions.