October 7, 2007

The Breakthrough: Short Story Review

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The Breakthrough is the second short story in Daphne DuMaurier's Don't Look Now and Other Stories. Stephen Saunders is an engineer who is sent to work on a secret experiment. The experiment involves a computer that hypnotises a dying boy in hopes of finding out what's on the other side. It's like Flatliner's but lamer. I do enjoy DuMaurier's writing style but this one didn't do it for me. Maybe it was a bit dated.

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  1. I like de Maurier. I have most of her works not this. Should I?

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  2. Thanks Rob! I ate lots of turkey.

    Gautami- Don't Look Now was really good. I'm hoping the other stories are just as good as that one.

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  3. I usually love du Maurier, but every now and then I'll happen across something she's written that I find completely bores me to tears. Fortunately, they're in the minority.

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  4. Good grief! This is the third entry I've read about de Maurier and here all I thought she'd written was Rebecca. Time I did some checking up on her. Thanks.

    cjh

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  5. This could be the first negative review of anything DuMaurier that I've ever read. People seem so enamored of all her work. But I appreciate an opposing view...in reality they can't ALL be winners.

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