22 September 2007

Rebecca

Finished my second RIP book, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I haven't seen the movie but i knew the basic plot: guy remarries after his first "perfect" wife Rebecca dies and takes his very much younger new bride back to his huge English estate, where weird things start happening. Not a ghost story in the traditional sense but the whole book is haunted by the past. The author has a wonderful way of conveying mood and feelings. The narrator is very young and insecure. I was reading at work and got a call after a particularly good passage. I felt insecure and nervous on the call. I had to put the book down for a bit after that. I really enjoyed it and have put the Hitchcock film on my netflix list.

I'm in the middle of a few right now so not sure if fiction or nonfiction will end up next on here.

Currently: watching South Carolina at LSU.

5 comments:

  1. This book has been recommended to me so manay times. I can't believe I've never read it. Your review has given me an idea of what the book is about. It sounds intriguing. Thanks

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  2. I read this in high school. I remember really loving it. Though that was over ten years ago, so I'm a bit fuzzy on the plot details. I probably will reread at some point in the future. Though my R.I.P reading has become too overwhelming as of late. :)

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  3. I positively love this book. It has one of my all-time favourite opening lines. :) Happy to hear you enjoyed it!

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  4. I was so surprised that the rhododendrons that surrounded Manderley were a version of azaleas. They sounded so exotic and mysterious when I was young!

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  5. I'm with Court - Rebecca is one of my all-time favorites and I love, love the opening line.

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