just finished

I kept forgetting this novel was written in the 1930s. The story unfolds gradually but it creates tension. There's so much to it--it's a mystery, a gothic horror, a creep fest, a coming of age story, and a romance--it's a juicy story! I liked the atmosphere. I liked the twists! I liked how the main character developed through the story--really blossoming from a shrinking violet to a bold rose. I liked the interplay between the secondary characters. I didn't like the overwrought analysis of the main character--she would play out long imaginary scenarios and conversations. This classic has definitely influenced the genre!

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

Love this book! And it's such a fascinating and important detail that we didn't know the second Mrs. Dewinter's name. I'm intrigued by what you said about the overwrought analysis. Do you suppose du Maurier was as obsessed with her Rebecca as everyone else was?