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September - Jamaica Inn > Jamaica Inn Discussion

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Ange | 22 comments Mod
Here we can discuss our thoughts

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Quirkyreader | 17 comments I finished this book over the weekend. And the third time was even better than the first.

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Sue Moro (moro) | 7 comments Looking forward to reading this one, another first for me.

A.G. Lake’s messy booknook Ok started re-reading it. Wanted to read quickly but iBooking it is making me notice every phrase and adjective. Also have library paperback copy out for six weeks. Don’t know if I want to spend extra money on the rest of the book beyond the sample chapters in iBooks. I shall see.

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I'm definitely looking forward to rereading this one!!! I remember loving it last time. I also saw the mini series for it and loved it!

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Kay That’s the Daphne that I was waiting for in the previous two books! Good writing, creepy surroundings, and at least one good character to root for :)

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Clare Snow (claresnow) | 6 comments I'm rereading after loving it as a teenager. I'd forgotten how horrific it is. And yes, it's more the Du Maurier I know compared to her earlier - none of which I liked. I didn't even bother starting Julius, from reading the blurb.

I love how creepily atmospheric the moors are - I just want Mary to leave for a nice sunny valley somewhere

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Elaine Howlin (elainehowlinbooks) I think I'll join in this month. I've been a bit of a lurker up to now ;) I started listening to the audio of this book earlier in the year but wasn't into it at the time. I think I'll try the actual book this time.

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MªJesús Tovar | 7 comments I’ve only read a chapter but I think I’m going to love it. So different from the three previous ones!

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Leigh Looking forward to reading this one. I’ve had it on my shelf for a long time. I hope it will be as creepy and as atmospheric as I have heard.

A.G. Lake’s messy booknook I’m on page 100 and the squire just left Jamaica Inn. Story’s great. Do you know there are millions of people in prisons all over the world and they all have families. This is one family’s story.

A.G. Lake’s messy booknook She got lost on the moor and ran into the vicar of Altarnun. Did she get lost again on the moor when she found Jem’s place? She is clear about her opinions about Jem. Day long tramps on the moors? Knows which moor is which. Which tor is which.

I used to be able to walk a lot like that. But it takes too much out of me now physically. But I’ll get back to the endurance walking one day.

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Kay I enjoyed this book much more than the others and think it's better than the mini-series too. Much darker and grittier.

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Nats | 1 comments I have just finished this book this morning. It was so haunting, very dark and the brooding atmosphere on the moors had me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. 5 stars

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Susan | 6 comments I almost done with my reread and I am back in love with DDM - to me this book marked a substantial leap in her storytelling and depth to her characters. It may be because she introduced a romantic element to the narrative and Mary is a sympathetic character.

The moors are palpable and the gritty portrayal of smuggling is so well done.

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Britta Böhler | 12 comments Dark, gothic, wonderful. Really enjoyed this one.

message 17: by Leigh (new)

Leigh I’ve started the audiobook of this tonight. 😊

A.G. Lake’s messy booknook Finished book second time. Both the story and DDM’s writing skills were clearer to me this time round. MY considered that Jem shot at her on Rough Tor but by a slip of the mind she went with him anyway? What a character. She went with impulse rather than let pride hold her back.

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Tania | 8 comments I read this one fairly recently and really enjoyed it. It is very dark and gothic. I loved the atmosphere she created. It does seem as though she is getting into her stride as a writer, I much preferred it to her first 2 books, (I haven't read Julius yet). Brilliant story-telling.

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Autumn B | 2 comments I just finished Jamaica inn I really enjoyed it. I am really loving Daphne Du Maurier books. Rebecca is still my favorite one! ❤️ I still need to catch up and read Julius so I might pick that up next.

message 21: by Leigh (new)

Leigh As soon as I picked this up, I just could not put it down. I devoured it in one weekend. I loved the gothic, atmospheric setting which Du Maurier created. However, I found that I did not have any patience with Patience Merlyn. I found her so irritating.

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