Don’t Look Now

by Daphne du Maurier

Don't Look


Years ago I read Daphne du Maurier’s spellbinding Rebecca, and to this day I believe it’s one of the best novels I ever picked up.  So how are her short stories?  My impressions:

Don’t Look Now 
features nine du Maurier tales of the supernatural.  She was a versatile writer, in that her narrators are young, middle-aged, male, and female.  The stories range in tone from whimsical to dead serious.  Rod Serling might have been impressed by du Maurier, because most of  her stories have nifty, Twilight Zone-style endings.  In fact, I think Serling might have borrowed some of her plots (we know that Hitchcock did).  Best of the stories here: “The Birds,” “Don’t Look Now,” and “Monte Verita.”


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