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Echoes from the Macabre by Daphne du Maurier
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Apr 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, supernatural-weird-fiction
Read from April 04 to 07, 2010

Aka, the fine art of storytelling. Nine mostly longish short stories ranging from the delicate, wistful fantasy of “The Pool” to the growing apocalyptic fear of the classic “The Birds.” Other favorites include the also-classic “Don’t Look Now” with its still-shattering conclusion, the dark humor of “The Blue Lenses,” the morbid “Kiss Me Again, Stranger,” and the shortest tale here, “The Old Man,” which concludes in such a surprising fashion I had to go back and reread a few pages just to see how DuMaurier, a real master, managed to completely hoodwink her readers. ***1/2 out of *****
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