Daphne Du Maurier's Classics of the Macabre

by Daphne du Maurier | Horror |
ISBN: 0385243022 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 4/11/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
I found this fair-condition ex-library hardcover at a local Savers thrift shop, and as I love du Maurier's work I had to pick it up. This edition includes illustrations by Michael Foreman, and a preface by du Maurier describing the inspirations for many of the tales.

The book contains six stories, including "Don't Look Now", a tale of love and grief which was the inspiration for a very good 1973 film, and "The Birds," which (loosely) inspired Hitchcock's 1963 film. There's also "Not After Midnight", about a holiday in Crete that goes a bit wrong (major understatement!), "The Alibi", in which a man feeling trapped by his daily routine takes steps to break out - psychological suspense in du Maurier's classic style. And more!

Du Maurier excels in ratcheting up tension, sometimes relieving it at the end with laughter and sometimes taking it well into horrifying territory...

[There's a TV Tropes page on the "Don't Look Now" film, and another for "The Birds", with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at New Hampshire Welcome Center I-93 N in Salem, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, October 04, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (10/4/2018 UTC) at New Hampshire Welcome Center I-93 N in Salem, New Hampshire USA

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*** Released for the 2018 Spook-Tacular October release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 You're Such an Animal release challenge, for the embedded "ass" in the title. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

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