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August 15, 2006

SRP Book 8: Rebecca

Summer Reading Program - My Books

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (390 pages)
Genre: Gothic fiction
Rating: 4.8

I adored this book. I have rarely found a character with whom I identify so completely. So much of what the nameless main character describes thinking and feeling is just... me. The story is enthralling and very atmospheric. It did drag slightly in the middle, but overall, I loved it. I can tell this will be a frequent reread.

Posted by Kat at August 15, 2006 02:30 PM

Oooh! I can't remember when I first read it, but when I finially peered beneath that front cover.. yes, I loved it. I get more out of it with each new reading. Mum had it sitting on the shelf for years and I thought at first it was one of her (please no offense to anyone) trashy romance novels but with an old cover.

I should reread it.. it's been many years.

Posted by: peninah at August 15, 2006 03:41 PM

Had you seen the movie before? I haven't read the book, only seen the movie (several times), and would like to hear a comparison.

Posted by: Lauren at August 15, 2006 03:43 PM

Rebecca is a book I've been meaning to read. Glad to hear your review was good.

Posted by: mrspao at August 15, 2006 04:13 PM

Oh! I haven't reread this one in awhile. I loved it.

Posted by: Carrie K at August 15, 2006 08:01 PM

I'm actually reading this for the second time right now, and I love it. Did you know that DuMaurier actually wrote the original story for Hitchcock's "The Birds"? I didn't know that until I saw the movie the other night

Posted by: Melissa at August 16, 2006 12:54 PM
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