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Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
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Oct 29, 2008

it was ok
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Read in October, 2008

I don't understand my reaction to this book.

I loved Rebecca, it was beautifully and thoughtfully written, but Jamaica Inn leaves me cold and it shouldn't. I really didn't want it to. It has all of the ingredients of a dark and exciting adventure and yet...it is populated by caricatures, larger than life and impossible to beleive in. The albino priest, the drunken landlord and his colourless wife...the smugglers, the cliches of the boggy more. No no no.
Admittedly it was a less mature novel than Rebecca, written earlier the writers career but it lacked subtlety and for me it didn't work
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