Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

This book is simply amazing. I was absolutely blown away by Daphne de Maurier's unique style, and the sense of place she displays in this book is without peer. "Rebecca" begins as a somewhat reluctant domestic romance and ends up somewhere in the realm of the Gothic. There are numerous twists in the plot, and until the final page I had no idea where it was going to end up. I am sure my wife got tired of my constant exclamations of surprise as I made my way through the story. The book is altogether lovely, fragile, and haunting. I probably won't stop thinking about it for quite some time. "Rebecca" is an absolute delight from start to finish and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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