Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again is arguably one of the most powerful opening lines of a book. And Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite classics. So of course with the surge of retellings, I've been eager to find the best Rebecca retellings. Most have been a disappointment, and don't capture the dark, gothic, and compelling essence of Rebecca. But, I've managed to create a list of Rebecca retellings that, based on Goodreads ratings, should be good.
New year, new list of lush, atmospheric, and lyrical books.
What I enjoyed a lot of the story is the main character, Tea, has powerful skills, so powerful she raises her dead brother from the grave without realizing it, and yet though people celebrate her, they also turn their backs on her.
Books set in the Icelandic landscape
Folkloric and atmospheric, The Bone Houses was one of the better books I've read this year.
Over the past few years, I've read/studied a number of books on the craft of writing, everything from tension & conflict, to character development, to the 3-part story arc. Here's a list of the best books I've read on how to develop and hone your writing.
A dark, foreboding read that drummed up feelings of being locked in beautiful, gothic architecture, so that at first your prison seems like a palace. A perfect read for the fall, and a nod to the great gothic classics.
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Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Quartet in Autumn
Silver in the Wood is a woodsy folktale that harkens to the old gods and mischievous fae.