The Breakthrough: Short Story Review

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.


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

  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.

  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.

  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.


  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 reality they can't ALL be winners.


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