Brilliant. Extremely creepy short stories from the Queen of Gothic Literature.
"The Birds" is quite different than the movie and focuses on a farmer and his family being attacked by kamikaze birds. Unlike the movie, the story gives more insight into why the birds are attacking, although a conclusion is never given. One theory is their behavior is blamed on an extreme cold snap that hit overnight. One character blames the horror on Russian experiments.
The work is fairly intense and will get one's adrenaline pumping.
More from the Foyles jolly: two of the Virago hardbacks that I don‘t have, would like because they would look lovely on the shelf, but can‘t justify buying!
Alfred Hitchcock‘s famous (infamous?) movie The Birds is apparently loosely based on Daphne Du Maurier‘s story. The birds in the small photo like to hang out near the grocery store I regularly use. This is my evening walk during the fall and winter. I think of The Birds movie every time I walk under these #birds. #NoteworthyNovember
This was only an hour on audio, but very creepy and atmospheric. The similarities between the movie and the story is really just the birds. I enjoy both equally. 🦅🦉🐧🐦#screamathon
I've been curious to read this story since I read Rebecca and realized they were both by Daphne du Maurier. It's currently available in 3 short and slightly abridged audio episodes through BBC 4, and listening might be even creepier than reading it since I couldn't speed up to get to the end.
The wonderful weird that is London- about to watch The Birds at Brompton Cemetery 💀💀👻👻