Don't Look Now & Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
Publish date: June 29th 2006
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
I wasn't overly impressed with this collection of stories. Don't Look Now and The Birds were pretty good but having seen the films many times certainly took much away some of the suspense. No fault of the author. I thought that The Birds was better, more menacing, than the Hitchcock film of the same...
It's been ages since I've read a short story collection – I think the last one was Henry James The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories several years ago. It's easy to forget how effective the form can be in the hands of a good writer. I didn't enjoy these as much as Rebecca (they were published ab...
--Don't Look Now--Not After Midnight--A Border-Line Case--The Way of the Cross--The Breakthrough
Very solid stories of the weird, including "The Birds" which manages to be even scarier than the rather different movie Hitchcock made of it. "Split Second" is also very appealing.
I love DuMaurier's stories, starting way back when with this collection. That title story is brilliant and creepy.
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