2014 Reading: #35 Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn


Book number 35 in 2014 was Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn. My Mum is a fan of du Maurier’s novels and for years I have stared at their covers on the bookshelf in their lounge. Earlier this year, the BBC produced a mini-series based on this novel so I thought, why not read it? I have read Rebecca by du Maurier (many years ago), which I also enjoyed and I am glad I made that decision to read Jamaica Inn – this is a good book! This is a gothic novel, which reminded me quite a lot of Wuthering Heights – a book I must re-read soon. Jamaica Inn was dark and mysterious. Set on the Cornish moors, there was fear, love and death. It wasn’t a fast read, but a very good one. Now I need to watch the series – hopefully it is as good as the book!

Addition: Paperback
Genre: Gothic fiction
Published: 1935
Rating: 4 out of 5

One thought on “2014 Reading: #35 Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn”

  1. I felt kind of meh about this one, although I’m a prtety big Du Maurier fangirl, myself. I loved Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman’s Creek and was nicely creeped out by some of her short stories. I actually *hated* one of her books so much that I can never remember the title, though. Wait, there’s another one I liked . . . the one about someone taking a drug that allows him to time travel in his mind while his body is moving in the present not a good idea, actually. You can get killed all over the place by walking over hills and dales that have since been cut into by nice little motorways. Can’t remember the title of that one, either. It’s official. My memory is going.

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