Those wishes turned out to be very unpleasant for Mary. Mary had to endure her uncle's horribly mean disposition, his illegal activities, his mistreatment of Aunt Patience, and Mary's being pulled into it all.
Mary saw things at Jamaica Inn that she had never seen before. For one thing, this Inn never had any guests except for unsavory characters.
The setting of JAMAICA INN is perfect for this gothic, dark story line. Ms. Du Maurier did it again with her detailed writing and pull-you-in tale. She keeps everything dark enough, subtle enough, and interesting enough that even though you dislike what is going on and will definitely dislike Uncle Joss, you can't stop reading.
I literally hated Uncle Joss because of his cruel, rude personality. I felt sorry for Aunt Patience because of her fear of Uncle Joss and her reluctance to leave. I feared for Mary's safety in this desolate, dreary place.
The book was a perfect Du Maurier book. The entire book was suspenseful, tense, and had a sinister tone.
JAMAICA INN is a book I would recommend to those who know Du Maurier's writing even though it took me this long to know the book was out there and to read it. :)
If you don't know Du Maurier's writing, you will want to.
Enjoy and read JAMAICA INN when you can. 5/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.
This is the only book besides REBECCA that I have read by Ms. Du Maurier.ReplyDelete
Rebecca was a favorite, and this one is also quite good.
Thanks for stopping, and let me know if you have read JAMAICA INN, REBECCA, or any other books by Ms. Du Maurier.
I read this book long, long ago in what now seems almost like another lifetime. I loved it then - perhaps it is time for me to read it again.ReplyDelete
I never even knew about it. LOL!!Delete
I think they re-published it. It was very good.
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I'm glad you enjoyed this book, Elizabeth. I've heard many good things about this author's writing.ReplyDelete
Oh yes....great author. She has a wonderful background too.Delete
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I read this decades ago, maybe it is time for a reread. My favorite of her books, also read years ago was the romantic Frenchman's Creek.ReplyDelete
I have only read REBECCA and am glad I read this book.Delete
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I read Rebecca first & loved it. Also read Jamaica Inn which I enjoyed very much - it reminded me a little of Wuthering Heights - maybe the setting. Rebecca is my favourite out of the two.ReplyDelete
I LOVED Rebecca.Delete
I agree....Rebecca is my favorite also.
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I love her books. Read them all twice over!ReplyDelete
Fun on re-reading.Delete
I usually do not re-read, but would consider re-reading Rebecca.
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I read this one some time ago and really enjoyed it as well.ReplyDelete
Looks like I am a late reader. :)Delete
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I loved this book, but it has been years since I read it. I have a copy on my shelves to reread at some point. I'm glad you enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
Oh yes....a good read by a great author.Delete
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Wonderful review, Elizabeth. I'd seen this one around for quite a while. Sounds like something I'd like to read as I like books that really pull my emotions in.ReplyDelete
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It was quite good. You should read Rebecca by this author too.
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Jamaica Inn is my favourite Daphne du Maurier novel. So glad you enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
I like Rebecca better, but Jamaica Inn was quite goodDelete
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I think this is a book I will enjoy. I will have to add it to my TBR list.ReplyDelete
I hope you get to read it.Delete
Read REBECCA too. :)
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I love when publishers take a classic and republish it under a new cover for a new generation (or older one too!) to discover or re-discover.ReplyDelete
Oh yes....I am in the DISCOVER group. :)Delete
Thanks for stopping, Laura.
This makes me want to pull out my box of old Gothics - Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt mostly - that I saved and see how I feel about them now. :-)ReplyDelete
Give it a go and see what happens. :)Delete
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