The Birds & Other Stories
How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew ...' A classic of alienation and horror, 'The Birds' was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection... show more
How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew ...' 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 sense of dominance over the natural world. The mountain paradise of 'Monte Verita' 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: May 6th 2004
Pages no: 242
Edition language: English
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.
Please read my full review here: http://mwgerard.com/accent-the-birds-and-other-stories/