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I was surprised by how hostile most of the reviews were of this book I thought it was really good, and much better than just a what happened after the book ended kind of a book I ve read the novel by Du Maurier but I really love the Hitchcock film and have seen it so many times i ve pretty well memorized it I thought Sally Beauman did a very good job of capturing the nuances of how everyone thought and spoke and looked, and of taking those mannerisms and putting them into new scenes without I was surprised by how hostile most of the reviews were of this book I thought it was really good, and much better than just a what happened after the book ended kind of a book I ve read the novel by Du Maurier but I really love the Hitchcock film and have seen it so many times i ve pretty well memorized it I thought Sally Beauman did a very good job of capturing the nuances of how everyone thought and spoke and looked, and of taking those mannerisms and putting them into new scenes without making me feel like she d just taken scenes from the original and moved them forward by 20 years I found the plot interesting and compelling I had the hardest time reading the section narrated by Rebecca Herself because she s such an unattractive clearly psychotic character with subtle suggestions that she had a split personality I was surprised by how many reviewers said Beauman was trying to make Rebecca a sympathetic character I didn t see that at all I was a little disappointed at how much she hated the second Mrs De Winter, but I kind of got what she disliked about her she explains it pretty well through the character of Ellie Julyan And while the ending wasn t fully satisfying, I felt it was very honest The original Rebecca didn t want or try to have everything make sense it was a suspense novel and a really good one, and maybe a little less information is what helps make a story like that tick along so well Beauman is going back and asking a million questions about how come and what if she answers nearly all of them in a really convincing way and in the end she kind of says, well, no one can ever really know She does take a couple liberties with the plot of the original book and movie and changes a couple of key things, but I was Ok with that This, weirdly, is one of the longest reviews I ve posted on Goodreads in a while so I guess that tells you that I felt very strongly about this book I did really enjoy it While I don t think that Rebecca s Tale is quite the great classic that its literary source is, I enjoyed it very much on a second reading, possiblythan the first time It s certainly a page turner in the way Rebecca is, and it s also just as full of unreliable narrators interpreting stories, at second hand, that were unreliable start with Having read it I still don t know if Rebecca was a Jezebel or a woman multiply wronged although it does seem to me that she might have been a combin While I don t think that Rebecca s Tale is quite the great classic that its literary source is, I enjoyed it very much on a second reading, possiblythan the first time It s certainly a page turner in the way Rebecca is, and it s also just as full of unreliable narrators interpreting stories, at second hand, that were unreliable start with Having read it I still don t know if Rebecca was a Jezebel or a woman multiply wronged although it does seem to me that she might have been a combination of both, and , and had become the former because of the latter And I certainly come out of this book disliking Maxim de Winter eventhan ever, although somehow I feelpity for the second Mrs de Winter Just like the original novel, Rebecca s Tale has that power, for me, of seeming like a true story, and that s got to be a measure of its quality.Rebecca s tale is elusive, frustrating and poignant Much like the original Colonel Julyan is one of the few people alive who actually knew the real Rebecca When he receives an anonymous package concerning Rebecca, the famed Mrs De Winter, he decides once and for all to investigate and set straight the mystery surrounding Rebecca and her death.I am such a fan of the original story and I ve got to say that Sally Beauman tells an excellent story here She sets the tone of the story in her own style and it is one which compliments Du Maurier s tone I loved this book and Colonel Julyan is one of the few people alive who actually knew the real Rebecca When he receives an anonymous package concerning Rebecca, the famed Mrs De Winter, he decides once and for all to investigate and set straight the mystery surrounding Rebecca and her death.I am such a fan of the original story and I ve got to say that Sally Beauman tells an excellent story here She sets the tone of the story in her own style and it is one which compliments Du Maurier s tone I loved this book and read it practically in two days I found I couldn t put it down and read late into the night that s a good sign for me I ve read this book many times since my first read and I would recommend it to all who have read and loved the first book Having said that, this book doesn t need you to have read Du Maurier s story, it is a stand alone book on it s own.This was my first Sally Beauman book I ve now read all her novels and found them enjoyable It s not literary fiction but it s a really good read 4 I d really like to give it 1.5 stars, but it gets 2 simply because it started out with alot of promise However, by the end it became a politically correct, feminist scree from Beauman that made no sense in the context of the time period which the book took place.Simply one of those books where the writer should have quit while they were ahead. As a longtime fan of Hitchcock s Rebecca, I enjoyed the story that inspired it written by Daphne Dumaurier I was overjoyed to read this book and learnabout the backstory of Rebecca s characters I have been reading a lot of undue criticism from other readers who are intolerant of the author s tendency to take creative license in her efforts to fluff out the story I welcomed the different points of view that the story used to tell the tale because we gained valuable perspective from each As a longtime fan of Hitchcock s Rebecca, I enjoyed the story that inspired it written by Daphne Dumaurier I was overjoyed to read this book and learnabout the backstory of Rebecca s characters I have been reading a lot of undue criticism from other readers who are intolerant of the author s tendency to take creative license in her efforts to fluff out the story I welcomed the different points of view that the story used to tell the tale because we gained valuable perspective from each angle Beginning with Cnl Julyan, the magistrate who was present at Max s inquest in the original tale, followed by a visiting journalist who s obsessive interest in Rebecca s story is revealed as the book progresses We are made privy to a diary allegedly left by Rebecca as she recounts her childhood and trajectory from her hardscrabble beginnings as the bastard daughter of a fallen lady of society As she grows up and schemes to win the affections of Max Dewinter, we are asked to overlook that she is purported to be his first cousin by virtue of her questionable parentage I was fascinated as the story of the journalist unfolded to reveal his origins as Rebecca s bastard half brother adopted from an orphanage and raised under the cloak of mystery The book is full of the effects of the old caste system of European society Rebecca s mother had noble blood but lost privileges when she became pregnant by a philandering businessman who failed to support her financially The last section of the book is told from the viepoint of Captain Julyan s dutiful daughter who turns down a marriage proposal from a doctor to explore life on her own I was disappointed by that outcome thinking that girls in the 1950s were bred to become successfully married Since she blatatnly passed up a golden chance, I didn t root for her unconventional choices Fake sequels those written by someone other than the author are pretty bad in the first place, but this one goes over the top If you re going to write a fake sequel, you can t claim that what the original author wrote wasn t the truth i.e oh, actually, Rebecca never had an affair with her cousin that was just ugly gossip Clearly Beaumont knows REBECCA very well, but has always sympathizedwith Rebecca than with the narrator, and felt the need to redeem her somehow The description a Fake sequels those written by someone other than the author are pretty bad in the first place, but this one goes over the top If you re going to write a fake sequel, you can t claim that what the original author wrote wasn t the truth i.e oh, actually, Rebecca never had an affair with her cousin that was just ugly gossip Clearly Beaumont knows REBECCA very well, but has always sympathizedwith Rebecca than with the narrator, and felt the need to redeem her somehow The description and characterization of the second Mrs de Winter is almost offensive The daughter of a minor character from Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca joins forces with a journalist with a hidden motive to discover The Truth behind the mysterious Rebecca Now, I m not averse to continuations of novels, but this book commits the literary sacrilege of altering the essential nature of the characters in du Maurier s story And as if that s not bad enough, we re asked to believe that a woman is going to be delighted when the man she s in love with confesses he s gay And in the The daughter of a minor character from Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca joins forces with a journalist with a hidden motive to discover The Truth behind the mysterious Rebecca Now, I m not averse to continuations of novels, but this book commits the literary sacrilege of altering the essential nature of the characters in du Maurier s story And as if that s not bad enough, we re asked to believe that a woman is going to be delighted when the man she s in love with confesses he s gay And in the 1950 s Sure, that reaction rings true Unfortunately, the preposterous aspects of the book overshadow what could be an okay mystery Books that our take offs from other author s works are not my favorite Still my book cub selected this so I read this account of Rebecca, of the Daphne DuMaurier book of the same name The premise is that a man, Terence Grey, shows up in the village around Manderley twenty years after Rebecca s death asking questions about her The story is told in sections by Colonel Julyan, the magistrate at the time of her death, Terence Grey, a long section from Rebecca s journals and Ellie, Julyan s daugh Books that our take offs from other author s works are not my favorite Still my book cub selected this so I read this account of Rebecca, of the Daphne DuMaurier book of the same name The premise is that a man, Terence Grey, shows up in the village around Manderley twenty years after Rebecca s death asking questions about her The story is told in sections by Colonel Julyan, the magistrate at the time of her death, Terence Grey, a long section from Rebecca s journals and Ellie, Julyan s daughter The writing is slow and ponderous It is trying to recreate DuMaurier s pacing and style but doesn t quite make it There are long sections when I thoughtful editing could really have improved it It just became frustrating and it was much too long at over 400 pages When I finally stumbles to the end, I thought so what There was nothing new and interesting It didn t add anything to the story It didn t make be see the original book in any new way It didn t offer anything of value and made me wonder why the story was even written (FREE PDF) Ì Rebecca's Tale: Rebecca's Tale ä AprilIt is twenty years since the death of Rebecca, the hauntingly beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter Twenty years since the inquest, which passed a verdict of suicide Twenty years since Manderley was razed to the groundbut Rebecca s tale is just beginningFamily friend Colonel Julyan receives an anonymous parcel containing a black notebook with two handwritten words on the first page Rebecca s Tale A young scholar by the name of Terrence Gray has also appeared in town, looking for clues to Rebecca s life and death His presence causes a stir in the quiet hamlet, and tongues begin to wag about the close ties Mr Gray has formed to the Colonel and his single daughter, EllieAmid the intrigues of this small coastal town, Ellie, Gray, and the Colonel begin a search for the real Rebecca Was her death really suicide, or was it murder Terrible Someone please remind me to stop reading fan fiction of classics It kills me to even have to give it 1 star.