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My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
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Oct 31, 2011

really liked it
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Read in October, 2011

My Cousin Rachel has some admirable qualities. It is very well performed by Jonathan Pryce and I'm not sure it would have held my attention the way Rebecca did in print. Like all of Miss du Maurier's books, it has a very ambiguous ending and I had to listen to it 4 times to understand it. But that's OK.

If you are looking for some light, gothic entertainment, this is a good book for that. But if you are looking for something deep, I would suggest not choosing this book. I also do not think it would make a good discussion book for a book club (something I know a lot about having been in at least one over the last 12 years).

I would seek out this reader again, and I am sure that I have not read my final du Maurier. I do love books that take place in Cornwall where the weather is as much of a character as anything or anyone else.

What should I read next? Frenchman's Creek (I do like pirates) or Jamaica Inn?
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