Thursday, November 21, 2019

Book Review | Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca is a gothic classic by Daphne du Maurier.

Rebecca by 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 of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.
I read Rebecca last year as part of the first Ladies of Horror Fiction readalong. It was so good and so fun to read it along with the community. I joined a brand new (in person) book club a couple of months ago, and the first book they voted on to read last month was Rebecca! I'm taking that as a very good sign.

It was really great to revisit Rebecca all over again (even though it had only been a year!) I really love Daphne du Maurier's writing. I enjoyed the characters even more this time around since I already knew who was a nitwit and what decisions everyone would make. Their transformations were easier to see this time around, and I just really enjoyed it.

Rebecca is a beautiful book. There's mystery and suspense and surprises, and I highly recommend it.

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10 comments:

  1. I really liked this book too! I liked My Cousin Rachel even more. That probably means I should acquire more Du Maurier books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I really need to get my hands on My Cousin Rachel (and her short stories). I've only read Rebecca by her!

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  2. I really need to make time for this and I'm glad to see AJ liked My Cousin Rachel - I want to read that one as well.

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    1. I was resisting reading My Cousin Rachel (I don't know why!) but I'm going to have to cave on that.

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  3. I love this as well, and it's one of those classics that holds up really well today.

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  4. I really like this book, too! It's my favorite Daphne du Maurier. :)

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    1. It's the only du Maurier I've read! I need to change that...

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  5. Ooh! I've had this on my TBR for a bit but haven't read it yet. I'll have to move it up higher on my list! :)

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