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Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
I confess, I really disliked this book at first. Having started reading it straight after reading "Rebecca" (for the fourth time) it seemed dull and very male. I realised I was only interested in seeing Manderley again and finding out what happened to the characters from du Maurier's book. Anything outside of that was irritating and pointless, and I felt that this author was merely piggybacking on the magnificence of du Maurier's imagination.

Then, halfway through, the female voices came through and I realised my mistake. Beauman knew what she was doing. She was weaving a rich and deceptive story. I became thoroughly engrossed and the book really affected me.

The… Read more
Rebecca (VMC Book 300) by Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca (VMC Book 300) by Daphne Du Maurier
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent Rebecca, 24 Aug 2014
I find myself reading this book every decade or so, read it first in my teens, then in my 20s, my 30s, and now in my 40s, and every time I read it I find new messages, angles, and meaning. It is an extremely intense book, quite oppressive, ominous. It isn't the gothic romance the films and TV adaptations would have you believe.

This reading, instead of feeling sorry for our nameless heroine, finding her the sweet innocent I did when I read this book as a much younger woman, I found her a frustrating character, and by the end I thoroughly disliked her! Her cruel husband, whom I always tried to love as our heroine does, never does become lovable. And Rebecca, whom our heroine would… Read more
The Battery <b>Amazon Instant Video</b> ~ Jeremy Gardner
The Battery Amazon Instant Video ~ Jeremy Gardner
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful film that has everything but a big budget, and thank goodness for that. Every ounce of this film, its script, acting, production, every shot, every piece of dialogue, sings with imagination. Beautiful and subtle, a zombie film for the intelligent grown-up if you can believe such a thing could exist.

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