Book 2: Poirot and Me by David Suchet


Poirot and Me was a Christmas present from my husband. I had requested it straight after watching the final episode of Agatha Christie’s Poirot and the accompanying documentary Being Poirot. It did not disappoint.

Let me start with a warning: Don’t read this if you’re after a really gripping exciting read. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a book in which Suchet, who has now played Hercule Poirot in all the adventures Agatha Christie wrote (apart from The Lemesurier Inheritance- I’m not certain why?), describes how he got the job of being Poirot. He then takes us through the twenty-five years he spent playing the Belgian detective. He also elaborates on projects he took on in between. And that is about it.

So if you love Poirot, love Agatha Christie or love David Suchet, then this book is perfect for you. If you aren’t the slightest bit interested in these three then give it a miss. Simple.

I love two of those three, and like the latter enough, so I really enjoyed this book. It has some lovely photos in it too. I give Poirot and Me 7 out of 10. Sad that there are no more Poirot books or episodes left though.


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