4 disco balls
First published August 1938 by Doubleday Doran
Category: Classics, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Gothic
Rebecca was Book 1 on my September Reading Challenge High School Reading Redo list; one down, seven to go. This one took me much longer to read, clocking in at 8 days! I could have read two books in that time. Well no use crying about it now.
Let’s discuss why it took so long:
The beginning: sloooooow as molasses, maybe even slower. Why: too descriptive – I prefer dialogue – and the patient build up of each of the characters quirks.
After page 200ish it started to pick up steam. I was like “now we are talking.”
All I remember from high school was that I enjoyed it, but this reread I remembered nothing. Not one single thing came back to me that I may have to reconsider if I actually read this in high school; or at least how present I was when I did. It became a new story to me, and as a fan of suspense reads this one is in a league of its own. The twists weren’t severely outlandish, or thrown out of left field that I totally believed each and every dark and twisty step it took. It was carefully crafted; a slow burn.
And, the end scene: hand claps
Now off to read The Outsiders (hopefully much faster).
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