The Birds: and Other Stories
"Anyone starting this book under the impression that he may sleepily relax is in for a shock...continually provokes both pity and terror." --The Observer (UK) A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling... show more
"Anyone starting this book under the impression that he may sleepily relax is in for a shock...continually provokes both pity and terror." --The Observer (UK) A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's dominance over the natural world. The mountain paradise of 'Monte Verità' promises immortality, but at a terrible price; a neglected wife haunts her husband in the form of an apple tree; a professional photographer steps out from behind the camera and into his subject's life; a date with a cinema usherette leads to a walk in the cemetery; and a jealous father finds a remedy when three's a crowd . . .
Publish date: December 17th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Birds are gathering, in the sea, in the trees, in the countryside and in the cities. Then they begin to attack, murders of crows, swarms of starlings, a gunning down by gulls. Why are birds attacking and what can be done to stop them? A conclave high in the mountains is said to offer immortality but...
Nope, nope, nope. Nope. How many nopes is that? Anyway, nope. Seriously though, you have to hand to Daphne du Maurier, she definitely knows how to tell a story. And in this case, several stories. I read another one of her anthologies this year, and thought what a great weaver of tales she was. There...
The Birds and Other Stories is the first short story collection I have read by Daphne Du Maurier and it won´t be my last. I really enjoyed these stories and Du Mauriers atmospheric writing. Some of the stories I enjoyed more than the others and The Birds has been my favorite in this collection. Th...
I recently read The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier. If you are someone who wants to broaden your horizons and take a break from the teen fiction then this is the book for you. Also it’s a novella so takes next to no time to read. The book is set in a small seaside town and follows a farmhand Nat Hocke...
Why THE BIRDS is really about the Blitz in London.