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The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
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Aug 09, 2011

did not like it

du Maurier revives a old literary trend in which two strangers bump into each other, discover they look totally alike (no explanations are ever given as to why) and for one reason or another these strangers exchange identities.

I usually like Daphne's stuff, but this book was a big disappointment for me. I couldn't stand any of the characters and the ending was really off. But what did it in for me was when something terrible happens to a relatively innocent character and no one cares. Not even the people who should have been most affected by the tragedy. They even come off as sort of happier after the incident. That was the deal breaker for me, although I did go on to finish reading the book.
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