And Then There Were None And The Son of The Mob Compare Contrast

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Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman and And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie are two books that can be easily analyzed. Son of the Mob is about a boy named Vince who is a typical teenager, except for the fact that he is the son of a powerful crime boss. And Then There Were None is about ten murderers stranded on an island with a killer among them. These books have characters with complete different natures, yet similar thinking concepts. Son of the Mob and And Then There Were None are two great books than can be compared.

Son of the Mob and And Then There Were None have similarities related to how the characters think and what the characters do. One similarity of both books is that the people on the island and the people in the mob both killed people. Towards the end of Son of the Mob, Vince was looking for an inside man in the mob.

When he found out that it was the person he least suspected, Ray, he was shocked and disappointed. Similarly, towards the end of And Then There Were None, everybody on the island was looking for a killer, like the inside man in Son of the Mob. Another similarity is that both Vince and the people on the island figured out the meanings of certain things. Vince figured out the meanings of the weird ads he received on his website, and figured out that it was Tommy who set up his website as a bookie scheme. Likewise, the people on the island figured out that the poem “Ten Little Indians,” described the deaths in order.

Son of the Mob and And Then There Were None also have differences related to setting, survival, and characters. One difference of both books is that Son of the Mob took place in a city, while And Then There Were None took place on an island. Also, Son of the Mob had romance, while And Then There Were None had mystery. In addition, in Son of the Mob, Vince stayed alive, but everybody on the island died. Additionally, everyone in Vince’s family including his uncles were in the mob. However no one on the island was part of any crime organization.

Son of the Mob and And Then There Were None were two excellent books. They both shared similarities and differences in all areas. They were similar by what the characters did and how they thought. The books were different by setting, other characters, and genre. By comparing these books, one can learn how much books that are completely different can be so alike. Son of the Mob and And Then There Were None were two great comparable books.

BibliographyKorman, Gordon. Son of the Mob. 2002.

Christie, Agatha. And Then There Were None. 2001.