Poirot vs. Holmes - hmmm interesting


After watching 2 episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot I've come to realize that her's is a far more superior body of work than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. I think so because the emphasis on Christie's stories is on the plot rather than the protagonist. As far as the protagonist's impact is concerned Poirot is more cultured, mannered & in some cases even timid. The correct word will be meterosexual. Sherlock Holmes however is the Jim Morrison of detectives- his range is dependent on your knowledge of the Genre.

When I shared my discovery with a close friend I was told (as always) that I get influenced very easily. What do I know about writers like James Hadley chase who have (supposedly) written masterpieces? Well, that's true. My only exposure to detective stories has been Sherlock Holmes, but the advantage of internet is its power of instant knowledge. Agatha Christie's wiki page says:

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling writer of books of all time and, with William Shakespeare, the best-selling author of any kind. Only the Bible has sold more than her roughly four billion copies of novels.[1] According to Index Translationum, Christie is the most translated individual author, with only the collective corporate works of Walt Disney Productions surpassing her.[2] Her books have been translated into at least 103 languages.[3]

Source: Wikipedia

Well I think I'll go with my conviction – no matter how strange or irrelevant it may seem.


For now I'll watch the entire season to try to prove myself wrong.

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