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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

The Illumination of Ursula Flight
Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Paris: The Novel
Edward Rutherfurd
Progress: 21%
Unnatural Creatures
Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Progress: 8%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 60%

Reading progress update: I've read 228 out of 428 pages.

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier, Sally Beauman

I seem to have a need to keep reading this book ahead of others I started before it, but I'm not sure why.


The main character is a ninny and irritates me with her stupidity. Max de Winter is a temperamental bore who wouldn't get far with me. I had just been thinking that I needed a break from Victorian and period books for a while before I started it, yet I keep wanting to know what happens next.


Maybe it's just a testament to DuMaurier's writing that it keeps my attention. Or it maybe it's the subtle hints that things are not what they seem. I think I'm getting far enough that more will come out. Yeah, I caught the comment from the guy on the beach. There's more to this situation than meets the eye.


I want to finish the damned thing and see what it is!