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Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
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Jan 10, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: short-stories

Collection of nine short stories. Each one reads as if it could have been a Twilight Zone episode--macabre, suspenseful, ironic, or unexpected. To me the best one is clearly the title story, "Don't Look Now," which is excellent. I would recommend this collection based on that story alone. Also included: "The Birds," on which the Hitchcock film was based; "Escort," about a ship trying to evade a submarine during wartime; "Split Second," a woman takes a walk and returns home and nothing's the same; "Kiss Me Again, Stranger," lovestruck guy follows a woman to a cemetery; "The Blue Lenses," woman has an operation to restore vision with odd results; "La Sainte-Vierge"; "Indiscretion"; and "Monte Verita." It's sometimes difficult to give a single rating to a collection and I've decided to go the generous route with four stars.

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