Don't Look Now and Other Stories (DOWNLOAD)
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 An interesting collection full of stories of subtle and in some cases not so full of stories of subtle and in some cases not so 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 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 look now the second Not after Midnight and the last 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 leading to eventual horror of the second and the completely insane actions of the last 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 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 hopes shattered mysteries solved but in worst way the soul turned into a commodity the wrecks of dreams and desires ust another day at the beach for the chilly and not particularly empathetic Ms du Maurier who is all too familiar. Osas uma das uais pretende ter intuições mediúnicas Em vez de se libertarem 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 lavrava. ,
FREE READ Don't Look Now and Other StoriesWith humanity s constant ability to fool itselfThe talent on display reminded
me of both Ruth Rendell and Joyce Carol Oates All three authorsof both Ruth Rendell and Joyce Carol Oates All three authors the ability to effortlessly create characters that me of both Ruth Rendell and Joyce Carol Oates All three authors share the ability to effortlessly create characters that 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 ambiguous 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 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 to lead this band of snobs and hypocrites and liars Poor Reverend I actually thought du Maurier would leave him unscathed Possibly because I saw myself in him haha But du Maurier makes it I saw myself in him haha But du Maurier makes it that a Reverend should not see himself as above his flock even if he is in charge of a flock of assholes Anyway I laughed a lot in this story I laughed until I choke. O campo Surge lhe 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. I am a huge fan of short story collections Instead of reading a chapter or two While Waiting For The Doctor waiting for the doctor 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 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 and learns that some searches are better left undoneThe ending was obvious from the beginning but it was entertaining I liked 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 learns that science experiences in secluded locations never end wellThe beginning and middle of this one had me hooked but the ending left a lot to be desired This was the one story I would have 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 holy locationI liked 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 were 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 like he did something shameful andwhat I had missed and could not figure it out It was like he did something shameful and knew about it and left his ob 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 Just an extra word or. Este livro 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.