[E–pub] (Don't Look Now and Other Stories)
Of five short stories by Daphne du Maurier Don t Look Now The Breakthrough Not After Midnight A Border Line Case The Way of the Cross which exhibit the great versatility and inventiveness of the author The topics vary from psychic precognition to scientific experimentation to possible murder to
incest and finally to various forms of public and finally to various forms of public atonement for sins All were interesting but I found some
of the endings a bit disappointing All in all worth reading but I have to say I appreciate du Maurier the endings a bit disappointing All in all worth reading but I have to say I appreciate du Maurier full ength novels Daphne du Maurier takes a dip into the deep and murky waters of the human condition What did she find there Certainly not treasure Egos punctured and hopes shattered mysteries solved but in the worst way the soul turned into a commodity the wrecks of dreams and desires just another day at the beach for the chilly and not particularly empathetic Ms du Maurier who is all too familiar with humanity s constant ability to fool itselfThe talent on display reminded me of both Ruth Rendell and Joyce Carol Oates All three authors share the ability to effortlessly create characters that are recognizable and rooted in our reality while maintaining a dispassionate detachment from those characters Cold blooded writers writing about mainly unsympathetic people Perhaps not a fun experience but there was certainly much to admire Her prose is elegant her characters are unpleasant but
interesting her themes are darkly fascinating her disinterest in spelling things out and thus keeping her stories her themes are darkly fascinating her disinterest in spelling things out and thus keeping her stories is admirableThe most famous of the collection its title story Don t Look Now about an ill fated holiday in Venice was certainly disturbing and memorable And bleak Not After Midnight had a strain of weird fantasy that made it all the haunting And bleak A Border Line Case pulls double duty as a mystery and an anti romance the story was continually tense And bleak The Breakthrough could have been a mournful exploration of things spiritual and material but du Maurier s cold eye made the story feel The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives like a cautionary tale both desolate and eerie And bleakMy favorite was actually the most broadly comic The Way of the Cross This scabrous farce details the trials and tribulations of a small tour group in Jerusalem A miniature Ship of Fools Nearly every character gets their very personalized and often uite cruel comeuppance except for an ingenious child who miraculously escapes punishment but give him time The worst most excruciating embarrassment was surprisingly reserved for the irritable Reverend Babcock forced toead this band of snobs and hypocrites and iars Poor Reverend I actually thought du Maurier would eave him unscathed Possibly because I saw myself in him haha But du Maurier makes it clear that a Reverend should not see himself as above his flock even if he is in charge of a flock of assholes Anyway I Thank You God For Everything laughed aot in this story I Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata laughed un. O campo Surgehe então a ideia de os pássaros se tornarem agressivos e de o atacarem Na sua história os pássaros tornam se hostis após um Inverno rigoroso com pouca comida Primeiro as gaivotas depois as aves de rapina e ainda os pássaros mais peuenos revoltam se contra os homens Esta visão de pesadelo atraiu Hitchcock ue transformou a história em fil. Expertly wrought tales of intrigue and nastiness An interesting collection full of stories of subtle and in some cases not so subtle horror and suspense My favourite was definitely the title story Don t Look Now and sadly some stories didn t really work for me hence the 3 star rating The first three stories in this collection Don t Look Now Not After Midnight and A
Border Line Case Are Absolutely Wonderful They Re Very Atmospheric Line Case are absolutely wonderful They re very atmospheric at times chilling I d recommend this whole collection on those stories alone However it s the final two works The Way of the Cross and The Breakthrough that really et down this collection and thus rob it of a four star rating They re two bland stories that don t really offer much and only exist to disappoint I am a huge fan of short story collections Instead of reading a chapter or two while waiting for the doctor you can knock out a whole story This collection wasn t the best of the best but it did entertain Don t Look Now 4 Stars A husband and wife on holiday after a family Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric loss find themselves in the middle of much than they expectedIt makes sense that this story is the one that had a movie made from it It had great buildup and the ending was one that the reader wouldn t expect A Border Line Case 3 Stars A daughter decides to track down a friend from her father s past andearns that some searches are better The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia left undoneThe ending was obvious from the beginning but it was entertaining Iiked that it wasn t as description heavy as some of the other stories in this collection and that it read uick The Breakthrough 3 Stars A man sent to assist with a computer The Origin of Feces learns that science experiences in secludedocations never end wellThe beginning and middle of this one had me hooked but the ending Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution left aot to be desired This was the one story I would have Guide to the Contemporary Harp liked to see in novel form with story at the back end The Way of the Cross 2 Stars A group traveling discover many truths about themselves while visiting a holyocationI iked the idea behind this story but got bored with the telling of it It was way to descriptive and took up too much of my reading time The way the characters of it It was way to descriptive and took up too much of my reading time The way the characters written was impressive but the excessive detail killed it for me Not After Midnight 1 Star A vacationing teacher has a gut feeling about another couple s invitation to spend time togetherThis one was overly dramatic and had this ridiculous buildup to nothing I went back and read the beginning multiple times to figure out what I had missed and could not figure it out It was ike he did something shameful and everyone knew about it and Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante left his job because of it I am not sure what that piece had to do with the rest of the story and assume I misunderstood something about it This is part of my treasured Folio collection and its a cracker The book collects Daphne du Maurier s macabre stories together which span her writing career The book contains sev. Esteivro reúne os mais importantes contos ue Daphne du Maurier publicou em vida Não olhes agora Um Caso Limite Os Pássaros e O Velho Acrescentou se ainda o inédito E as Cartas Dele Tornaram se Mais Frias Em Não Olhes Agora John e Laura encontram se de férias em Veneza para fugir da dor causada pela morte da sua filha mais nova Conhecem duas mulheres id. .
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Eral famous short stories which I am sure have been succinctly and creatively reviewed than I could have achieved plus I do not give spoilersI think the only exception would be the Birds the ast story in this collected edition and one which was the basis of Hitchcocks classic The reason why I focus on this one is that I can be a Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique littleenient with my no spoilers since I am sure everything has either heard or seen the film plus I had a rather strange experience this morning which brought the story in to focusI ong thought that the scene
In The Film Withthe film with crows in the play ground was a ittle contrived stay with me you will get there as it was well know that Hitchcock would uite the collection of thrillers Not only did these short stories take me on a metaphysical haunted theme park ride but I took pleasure in travelling alongside true power of imagination and aweThe ideas behind most of these stories express themselves as very fresh and intelligent especially the first Don t L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE look now the second Not after Midnight and theast The Breakthrough being surprisingly complex for short stories I thoroughly enjoyed reading these with the total confusion and dire end of the first story the serene setting but interminable tension build Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 leading to eventual horror of the second and the completely insane actions of theast keeping me hooked throughoutI rate du Maurier s novels highly for all the reasons stated above and and these stories are eual to those that I ve read even perhaps offering increasingly creepier thrills to the reader Having seen the 1973 film adaptation of Don t Look Now many years ago which completely freaked me out I thought this would somewhat take the gloss off the reading experience simply because it contained one of the most shocking finales in history but thankfully I needn t have worried Although the other four short stories in this collection are every bit as chilling it s Don t Look Now that stands out from the rest as a terrifying masterpiece of slow burning tension which is spine chilling as hell but also tender and intimate a perfect distillation of the confusion tension which is spine chilling as hell but also tender and intimate a perfect distillation of the confusion desire that attend grief for a married couple which as the story progresses adventures forward through the winding streets of Venice with the ogic of a nightmare After the death of their daught Just an extra word or two if you ve never seen the spectacular 1973 Italian British film Don t Look Now it s definitely one you should watch because it s truly a classicThis collection of stories has inspired film and television for years it s been released in numerous editions and it deals with difficult topics such as grief a subject often not spoken of back in the day Each of these stories has a moral message within its words and beautiful worldly imagery and excellent suspense aside each story has something new to offer Happy Short Story Month May 2017This is a collection. Osas uma das uais pretende ter intuições mediúnicas Em vez de se ibertarem dos fantasmas do passado vêem se envolvidos numa série de inuietantes acontecimentos A ideia para Os Pássaros surgiu a Daphne du Maurier um dia uando passeava pela uinta de Menabilly Barton onde avistou um grupo de gaivotas voando em círculos por cima de um agricultor ue avrava. ,