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The House on the Strand

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Forever fit through Triathlon and Movement is Life -Life is Movement. These mottos are of particular importance for the group of people who count as ... Show synopsis

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bookishwench

In the shadow of Rebecca

by bookishwench on Feb 19, 2008

I have been searching for a book by Daphne Du Maurier that equals the greatness of her "Rebecca." I thought a tale of time-travel would certainly pass the test, but "The House on the Strand" was ultimately unsatisfying. Although it could be profitable as a cautionary tale against recreational drugs, watching the protagonist destroy his marriage while yearning for the dull doings of a 13th-century soap opera is less than enthralling. And the pro-adultery sentiments expressed leave the reader with a bad taste in his figurative mouth. The ambiguous ending might be considered chic by some, but I'll take a more straightforward approach any day.

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