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Echoes from the Macabre 02/12/11

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Echoes from the Macabre by Daphne du Maurier is a collection of short stories, many of which are also in the Don't Look Now collection. It was also the last book I read for the Tuesday Book Reads twitter book club. I'm just too busy with schoolwork to keep up with a weekly reading schedule.

The stand out story though in the collection is "The Birds." While the Hitchcock film is set in California, the original is set in England, in a rural village miles from anything. That isolation combined with the relentlessness of the birds makes for a nail-biter of a story. Although it's not specifically science fiction it is reminiscent of dystopian fiction.

I enjoyed the book, both for the new to me stories and for the re-reads from Don't Look Now, such as "Don't Look Now" and "Not After Midnight."

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Comment #1: Friday, February, 18, 2011 at 18:57:42

Michelle @ The True Book Addict

I thought The Birds was the best one of the book too. I liked the story better than the movie.

I hope you can join us on Tuesdays again when you get less busy with school.



Comment #2: Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 23:27:25

Pussreboots

It's going to be probably a year before I'm free to take on a book club again. I won't even be taking time off for summer.