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Daphne du Maurier
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal o...

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Finished Reading:

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett

Currently Reading:

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett


Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

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I finished Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier which I ADORED. What a rollercoaster ride! Loved the idea of not giving the protagonist a name as Rebecca is THE Mrs De Winter. I read it in a day.

I started Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury - wasn't sure about the language when I first started it but it's growing on me now. Super creepy.

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I had a very productive reading time and chose a bunch of good book too. This is what I read:

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - many people told me that I would enjoy this book immensely and it was true. Not even the book caught me completely, it also did have great atmosphere and I almost felt myself being dragged inside Manderley. Definitely one of the best books out there.

Prisons We Choose to Live Inside by Doris Lessing

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Saga part 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

They are made out of meat by Terry Bisson

And I will be reading Red Seas Under Red Skies (Locke Lamora 2) by Scott Lynch

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Finished Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier LOVED. Favorite book in a long time. Haunting and beautiful, and a serious page-turner.

Started Circe by Madeline Miller which I hesitated to pick up because I know nothing about greek myths, but I'm really enjoying it so far. Two great books in a row is rare for me!

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This past week I finished: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. I have just started Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick and plan on starting The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin when I have finished MITHC.

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I finished Pet Sematary, by Stephen King this morning. I thought it was pretty good and was very dark in places. I can't explain why but I felt the writing style was very different to other Stephen King books. It felt more dialogue heavy and less descriptive.

I am about to start Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier which I am quite excited about. I know there is a twist which I've managed to avoid all this time so thought I would read it before I stumbled across the twist accidentally.

I also started reading The Walking Dead graphic novels. When I heard about the TV show it sounded like just my kind of thing but I watched a few seasons and I didn't like it as much as I thought so I stopped watching it. I thought I would go to the source material and give it a go. Not got too far into it yet.

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I finished Pet Semetary by Stephen King and loved it!! All-around a good book with a solid progression, creepy atmosphere, and such a good/creepy ending. I haven’t read many of his books yet, but this is easily one of my favorites of his.

I also finished Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan which was a nice contrasting book to read after Pet Semetary. A light and fun read, I just enjoyed the book for what it was. The characters and plot were wild, but I had fun reading it.

Going to try to finish Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier!

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The Pear Shaped Man, by George R. R. Martin It took me forever to get a copy of this story. It’s a really fun little read that will creep you out!!

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie My first Agatha Novel. It was a quick read, but it wasn’t really my thing. I thought it was well constructed but it seemed like the 1930s equivalent to an airport novel.

Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier I’m currently reading this and I’m absolutely loving it. Daphne is a brilliant writer and I feel like I’m stuck at Manderly with her main character. I have no idea what direction this novel is going, but I’m really excited to find out.

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I finished Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier and thought it was exciting, classy, vintage and excellent and I have rated it 5 stars on Goodreads. The book got very exciting towards the end and I read into the early hours on a couple of evenings in order to find out what happened next. The book had a very good climax as well.

I am halfway through Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami. The author has been praised on this sub on a few occasions so I thought I would give him a try. After some Googling I saw that Norwegian Wood was regarded as one of his best so I got it from the library. I am not sure I like it. It is quite interesting but I find a lot of the dialogue really unrealistic and a lot of it is like a teenagers wet dream.

I also read a few graphic novels:

  • The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman Volumes 1 to 4. I love zombie horrors but for some reason never got into the TV series of The Walking Dead. I thought I would give the comics a go. I am liking them so far and will continue to work through the series.
  • Uzumaki, by Junji Ito Volumes 1 to 3. I think a lot of people call this "Spiral". I am a fan of Junji Ito and I am working through all his work. The Spiral tale is split into about 20 horror shorts which are intertwined. I really enjoyed it and found the stories very creepy. I preferred Volumes 1 and 2 as I found the stories in Volume 3 a bit samey although the ending was great.
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Series Earth, by Grant Morrison. This is a very dark psychological horror and it was a very good read. I read it yesterday and I am now thinking "What the hell did I just read?" so I am going to read it again this week.
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I finished:- If on a Winter's Night A Traveller, by Italo Calvino where I enjoyed the novel's unique formatting of stories within stories and stories breaking off never to be seen again. However, I didn't connect with the motives of the one story/narrator you follow throughout the book and how the author decided to use (or more accurately not use) the main female lead which was unfortunate.

- Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier which I found excellent. Gothic, suspenseful, some romance which can be read as straight romance or commentary on power and gender roles. For the first half of the novel I couldn't even pinpoint why it made me tense, especially being set on the sleepy coast of southern England and mostly about a newly married couple living their life, but du Maurier managed it and kept it building throughout the novel, not letting you have a break until it was over.

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Just finished reading Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, by Alison Weir; Weir's historical fiction writing is definitely improving and while I enjoyed the first two books in the series, this one reads more naturally as a fiction piece. Less exposition dumps.

Haven't decided quite yet on what I'm going to read next. I'm debating on Emma, by Jane Austen or maybe Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier. We're also talking about feminist theory in one of my grad classes, so I'm also considering rereading The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. Idk. My brain is kind of jumping all over the place.

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Oh. My. God. I want to do nothing else but read this book. It's beautifully written, the characters are enthralling, and even though not too much has happened in the plot, I can't put it down. But I know something is going to can't be called "romantic suspense" for nothing!

I finished The Diviners by Libba Bray. I really need to give up on's mainly the unrealistic dialogue, it just completely jolts me out of immersion. And happens every single time I pick up YA.

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About two thirds through Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier. I am really enjoying it it is very classy and I like the characters. I know there is a twist but don't know what it is so having fun coming up with ideas. The Alfred Hitchcock film was on TV so I recorded it to watch once I've finished the read

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I'm still slowly getting through The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It's one of those books that's very densely written and needs to be read through slowly, so that's exactly what I'm doing. I'm really enjoying the mythology and history that I'm learning about through it. Her descriptions of various locations in Europe are stunning and she's mastered the art of a "story within a story". Highly recommend it for lovers of history and Eastern Europe mythology.

I'm thinking after I finish that this week I'm going to move on to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I know almost nothing about it, but have been told the character development in it is spectacular. So I'm going in blind.

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Just finished Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier last night and I absolutely loved it! It is now my favorite book. I watched the movie a few years ago but didn't remember everything and I couldn't believe how many plot twists there were!

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This Monday got me bad and I cannot express how much I am looking forward to be back at home, reading.

What I´ve read was Solaris by Stanislaw Lem and L´Arminuta by Donatella Pietroantonio (no English translation, but very good book about mother-daughter estrangement).

I will be reading Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, and Rebecca by Dauphne du Maurier . The first two pages of Rebecca were really captivating and I am eager to read more.

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Currently reading Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier.

Went in blindly, without knowing what to expect, and after a slow start I can say I've been totally sucked into it. Can't wait to see what happens next!

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I finished The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Not something I'd usually read but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This week I'm getting started on Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I've started this book a few times and always lose my place. This time I've got to stick with it. I'm loving the atmosphere so far.

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Finished: Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

This book is the most haunting book I have ever read. On the surface it seems like quite a normal story about a shy girl who falls in love with a man with a secret past. But it has inexplicably sinister undertones and du Maurier is excellent at creating a suspenseful sense of dread even when nothing much is happening in the story.

As someone who suffers from social anxiety, it hit particularly hard and I almost wanted to stop reading and pick up a lighter book because it unsettled me too much. I’m glad I didn’t because the last third of the book was so fast paced and satisfying as the secrets and mysteries finally unravel after a lengthy build-up.

On another note, I was surprised by how readable it was for a book that was published in 1938.

Started: Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery

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I also read Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier. It was fun. I liked its dreamy and haunting atmosphere. However, it was also slow moving and, in the context of modern thrillers, quite predictable. The ending, and everything leading up to it from the shipwreck onward, was too easy.

The Crossing, by Michael Connelly. This is a crossover between Connelly's Bosch (detective) and Haller (lawyer) series, neither of which I'd read before. That makes for a very awkward plot, mashing up sleuthing and legal games (with an emphasis on the sleuthing). Unfortunately, in the end none it matters, since it's over in two shootouts—I guess this is supposed to be exciting, but it makes the rest of the book a bit pointless, in my opinion. Connelly's writing is fluid and very visual, with lots of details. The characters are interesting if not compelling.

Fatherland, by Robert Harris An alternate history. Germany won World War II and is covering up the Holocaust. Detective March to save the day. I always like Harris's writing, but he seems to struggle to find novel plots. This was okay, but not his best.

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I started Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I'm only about a 100 pages but it's entrancing. The prose is hypnotic and I can see why this is considered classic "gothic" literature - the atmosphere and mood is almost tangible.

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Finished Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, it was freakin' amazing. I made a post about it here: if anyone would like to discuss

Also started The First Law - Book 1 of The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. Always heard good things about this one so thought I'd check it out.

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Finished reading

The 7 1⁄2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Didn't enjoy it really, not that much recommended.


Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Have heard so much, hope to enjoy it