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Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
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Dec 25, 11

it was amazing

I recently came across this book in a box of books. A day or two before it came up in conversation and I realized it was the only one I recalled in some detail from a period of reading an entire series of beautifully bound "great books" at a friend's house. However, on thing I forgot was the author: du Maurier, until I saw it again. In the years since, I have collected two other books of his that I have made a point to read based on how I came across the titles in reference, etc. That's all very rare for me, a committed non-fiction reader that avoids popular novels.

What affected me from this novel, was the suspense and mystery of real workings and purposes of Jamaica Inn from the young girl's point of view. Rather like a Hardy Boys or Scooby-Doo mystery, the frequest shipwrecks divulge a human but sinister motivation that was easy me to believe and be carried along with.
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