Lo stile e le atmosfere sono quelle che mi hanno fatto amare Rebecca, della stessa autrice. Ma questo romanzo, suo “cugino”, pecca di un po’ troppa lentezza per meritarsi un giudizio superlativo. Cio’ che davvero affascina e’ il rimanere, alla fine, con questo dubbio atroce: la cugina Rachele e’ un’astuta manipolatrice e carnefice o e’ la vittima di una mente allucinata?...Continua
When you finish this book, you feel a sense of absolute pleasure and delight: you understand to have read a superb novel.
You would like to re- read it again, from the beginning.
Reading this story, you suffer the psychological strength of the plot because each moment is an incredible one.
You live inside the characters and inside the gothic and mysterious atmosphere.
It is written in the first person and the point of view is from a male character, Philip.
And when you turn the last page you ask yourself, what is the truth?
The doubt remains: you know who killed Rachel, the female character, but how did Ambrose, the male character, die?
Did Rachel kill him?
Philip will go on asking himself that question until the day he dies.
The two people he loved are dead.
He has an empty life in front of his.
That is his punishment and it is worse than death.
It's incredible how the author is able to make you love and hate the same character...."Rachel, my torment" indeed!!!
Exquisitely chilling. My favourite du Maurier? Or would that be Rebecca? Difficult to decide, but this has one of the most captivating opening chapters I've ever read. Incredibly written in the first-person from a male character's point-of-view....Continua