Movie disappoints

P Fourie, Gordons Bay

Few readers of English fiction will not know the name Agatha Christie.

As one of the most prolific writers of crime fiction, she made Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot world-famous.

Many of her books have also been turned into films; most recently we saw the remake of Murder on the Orient Express.

In spite of the spectacular scenery and the luxuriant moustache of Kenneth Branagh, I felt a little disappointed.

It seemed to me that the script writers had produced a story line and characters which differed significantly from the original.

I tried to trace a copy of the original book on the City of Cape Town library system, but it turned out that because of its age, it had been removed from the system.

What do other readers think about the film? Does anybody perhaps own a copy of the book?