Hmmm, what can I say…I was not in love with this book. It sounds stupid and probably a bit shallow, but I have problems with books that have too much descriptions and this one definitely had. I understand that the oppressive atmosphere of Manderley had to be built somehow, but really there’s no need to describe every single tree and bush around it. Another thing I tend to struggle with are young, naivee protagonists and that’s the case here as well, you cannot imagine how many times I was thinking to myself ‘if you hate it so much, just grow up and leave’, maybe I am a bit of a Mrs. Danvers 😉
What I liked was that the plot twist in the second part of the book surprised me, also from then on it became a lot more interesting and I started caring more about de winter and his young wife. I know a lot of you love this book and I think in this case it’s just down to my personal taste rather than the fact that the book is bad, it’s not, I just really don’t like romance. The moment it became more of a thriller I was in.
Did you ever read a book that everyone loved and you simply were not convinced? did you read and like Rebecca?
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