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Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
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Oct 14, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: nyrb, sci-fi-fantasy, short-stories, read2011
Read from October 11 to 14, 2011

When this was selected for October for the NYRB Classics Group, I was willing but skeptical. I expected the stories to be similar to Rebecca, a very gothic novel which I characterized as being about "mysterious dead wives and big bleak mansions" when I read it.

I was pleasantly surprised. These still have some of the gothic tone, but there is more of a horror in the familiar that I'm used to from the old-fashioned horror short story, and Daphne du Maurier fits right into that company. Not to mention that she wrote the story "The Birds," which inspired Hitchcock to make his movie.

See my longer review on my blog.

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message 1: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome A comtemporary of Guy de Maupassant?

Jenny (Reading Envy) Nope, she was born 15-20 years after his death, and lived most of the 20th century. The one novel of hers I've read is very gothic, though.

message 3: by Julie (new)

Julie Davis My favorite novel of hers is Frenchman's Creek.

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