The Birds: (Fremdsprachentexte)
Publish date: 1992
Publisher: Reclam, Philipp, jun. GmbH, Verlag
Pages no: 76
Edition language: Deutsch
, Read For School
, Short Stories
I fail to be creeped out, or even impressed. The lack of explanation got me and didn't let me suspend disbelief right where it was needed. Rationally, however, I can see there are some clever parallels (bombings etc.) and suggestions of hidden menace; the main character is well drawn; all in all, I'...
3.5 starsThis is a very eerie story. It's very what-would-you-do-to-protect-your-family. I can see how it probably influenced many authors of survival and apocalyptic tales.
Here's a case where the movie was better. Love Daphne du Maurier's other books.
I thought at first that I would not be scared while reading this short story. I was wrong. I got caught up with the events that I jumped when someone closed a door. It is a captivating story, one which make you wonder if there are some unusual things that could happen. Its simplicty and realistic st...
Suspenseful short story about birds turning against mankind. All types of birds, from robins to sea gulls to hawks, begin attacking humans. This story is about one family's struggles to survive. Highly recommended.