The Breaking Point: Short Stories (VMC) Paperback – 7 May 2009
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In this collection, Daphne du Maurier's peerless craftmanship, her eerie sense of the macabre, her gift for sheer story telling come to full fruition. (Kirkus Reviews)
She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality (Patrick McGrath Guardian)
A collection of eight chilling stories by the author of 'The Birds' and 'Don't Look Now', introduced by Sally BeaumanSee all Product Description
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Now this is a collection of eight of her short stories and me telling you about each and every single one of them might get a little dull and ruin the objective of actually buying the books yourselves. So I will focus on a few and simply say that all of them are quite chilling, even when at first you think that they might not be.
`Ganymede' for example is just one such tale, it starts with what seems like a tale of "the unspeakable act" of a classical scholar who when holidaying in Venice becomes besotted and slightly obsessed with a waiter. Of course in this day and age this really isn't that shocking, however as the tale goes on what could be a romance story has a huge twist that shocks you and is then followed by a small chapter that then makes you completely reshuffle the story and its motive as you read the last line. It's difficult to review any of these without giving away the twists in the tale at the end which all of them have in abundance.
`The Pool' is slightly different, as is `The Archduchess' as they both have a slight, if dark, fairytale quality to them.Read more ›
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Dapne du Maurier at her best. Great quality product at fantastic price. What's not to like?Published 1 month ago by Bob Elvis
I was very disappointed as this book was written by such an esteemed author. A couple of stories were ok, most were not very good at all and one was awful.Published 11 months ago by Bishy
As always, Daphne du Maurier never fails to disappoint. We all recognize something of ourselves in her books. Those who don't need to get out a bit more.Published 23 months ago by Elaine I