The Book Report: The Scapegoat

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A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. –Ray Bradbury

New books, old books. Books never stop coming. What’s new to your house this week?

The Book Report discusses a book I received, whether it was bought, borrowed, or given, why I got it, or why I’m excited about reading it.

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier  

Where Did It Come From?

Ordered it from Book Depository.  

Why did I want it?

I’ve read almost everything by du Maurier. I’ve even reread Rebecca recently. I read another blogger’s review of The Scapegoat (I don’t remember who) and remembered that I haven’t read it. Since I had a little blogging revenue, I decided to order it.

Describe the book within 140 characters.

An Englishman is forced to trade places with his French doppelganger.  

Pre-reading thoughts

This one sounds weird enough that I think I might like it. I’m wondering how one dude can take the place of another. How much alike do they look? And wouldn’t friends and family know something was up? Is it like She’s the Man only without the gender flipping? Hmm. Daphne rarely stears me wrong so I’ve looking forward to it.


  1. OMG I love evil twin stories. I know that's not exactly how you described The Scapegoat, but that's what I've taken away from it. Must get my hands on it ASAP.

  2. I liked this, when I read it decades ago, but nothing will compare to Rebecca for me.


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