Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rebecca Read-along

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Quick post!

I'm participating in this read-along over at Book Journey and thought I'd spread the word in case anyone wanted to join me.

People have been telling me to read Rebecca for years, and my book group is reading it now as well.  So it has worked perfectly with the read-along!  I'm so lucky!

Here's a little commercial for Rebecca:

"'Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.' This opening line from Rebecca is one of the most powerful, most recognized, in all of literature. For more than sixty years, audiences around the world have praised Daphne du Maurier's novel as a spellbinding blend of mystery, horror, romance, and suspense. In this book, readers can see the traditions of romantic fiction, such as the helpless heroine, the strong-willed hero, and the ancient, imposing house that never seems to unlock its secrets. Using elements familiar to audiences of romances through the ages, from the moody and wind-swept novels of the Brontë sisters in the 1840s to the inexpensive entertainments of today, Rebecca stands out as a superb example of melodramatic storytelling. Modern readers considered this book a compelling page-turner, and it is fondly remembered by most who have read it." (via)

I'm about 80 pages in and still not enthralled, but I'm hoping I'll start to enjoy it more as I have more uninterrupted reading time these next few days.