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Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier

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emmie | 14:43 Thu 10th Jun 2021 | Arts & Literature
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has anyone read this book, and if so what did you like/dislike about it.

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i thought it was an excellent read, one that i think i will read again one day. The film with Laurence Olivier was a fairly faithful adaptation of the book. I couldn't put it down, and read it over a couple of days.
I loved it - one of my all time favourites. I do enjoy DdM's books - she certainly builds atmosphere. Even though (having read a lot of her books) I know what the plot twists are, the way she writes they still seem exciting.
I read it ages ago and loved it. I always remember the opening sentence, 'Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.'' A great opening line making you want to read on
So pleased you liked it. It’s one of my all time favourites.

I hated the latest tv adaptation though. A real case of if it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it. A shambles.
Not for years, but I did enjoy it very much. Agree about the opening line too :)
I concur with what ellie said ! Great opening. I always judge a book by its opening lines and I haven't been disappointed yet ..
I read it years ago and loved itthough Du Maurier could get a bit turgid.
I've more recently read Rebecca's Tale by, I think, Sally Beaumont, it's a version of the story of Rebecca before she met Max, a good read but only after reading Rebecca.
Cant disagree with that Ellie, but "they used to hang men at Four Turnings in the old days" (My Cousin Rachel) was even more gripping, imo!
Beauman, not Beaumont.
The opening and closing lines of A Tale of Two Cities are also very memorable
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so that's a thumbs up, i didn't see the latest film adaptation, i already had it in mind when viewing the film with Laurence Olivier.
i did wonder why that film had it that Maxim didn't shoot Rebecca but that she fell and hit her head, perhaps it would have been too shocking for audiences then. But all the same i saw these characters come alive, its fascinating that you never learn the narrators name, only just that she is the second Mrs De Winter.
A wonderful book. I highly recommend it, also Frenchman's Creek and Jamaica Inn also by DDM.
As a 13 yr old I got her "Flight of the Falcon" as a prize. Read it and didn't understand much of the content. Thanks to these posts my interest is renewed and 42 years later, I'm going to read her books.
Seen the newest Netflix version of Rebecca and was impressed.
My wife absolutely loved it and has read it several times. She and I also enjoyed both films.

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