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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
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Feb 21, 2012

really liked it

Overall, I loved the psychology of the book. Mostly it's the thoughts of the narrator, the second wife of Max De Winter, but she does such a great job imagining what other people think that it's almost like getting a glimpse of their thoughts. Except, maybe not because these are just the narrator's version of things. From a psychological perspective, it really speaks to the fact that our thoughts become our truth and reality, and a shift in one or two core impressions can drastically change everything we might have thought. From a literary perspective, I thought it incredibly clever because we never have to truly leave the narrator's mind (like some first-person novels do), but we also get variety in thoughts when she goes along thinking about what other people might be saying about her or might be doing at some time. This was a really enjoyable read and also just creepy enough to appeal to my darker side.

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