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The Birds
The Birds | Daphne Du Maurier, Derek Strange
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One of a series designed as an introduction to literature. It is graded into six levels, and each book contains an introduction and exercises. It is designed for students of English as a foreign or as a second language, and for reluctant readers. This is a horror story featuring birds.
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Butterfinger
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Brilliant. Extremely creepy short stories from the Queen of Gothic Literature.

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Marmie7
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Finished this last night. Full-cast dramatisation, well done.
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BookwormOfTheDamned
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"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.

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Abailliekaras
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This magpie descended on me at dinner tonight - too close for comfort!

Libby1 ❤️ 2y
Joanne1 Argh, definitely too close. We've had them nesting in a tree in the backyard this year for the first time. I'm not happy about it. 2y
Abailliekaras @Joanne1 it did freak me out a little! 2y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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I don't like birds to begin with. This short audiobook, which inspired the classic horror film, made me even more uncomfortable. The full-cast dramatization was captivating.

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Verity
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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!

rubyslippersreads I'm peeking at that gorgeous copy of 2y
Verity @rubyslippersreads they‘re not stupid at Foyles: they have a whole section of pretty hardbacks to tempt you. I could spend a fortune. 2y
rubyslippersreads @Verity I don't blame you! 😄 Do you have any idea what edition of GWTW that is? 2y
Verity I don‘t @rubyslippersreads but I‘ll be back in there at the end of the week probably and I could have a look. 2y
rubyslippersreads @Verity I hate to force you to go back to a bookstore... 😂😂😂 2y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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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

emilyhaldi Love this movie!! 2y
TheWordJar I had no idea that movie was based on a story. Now I need to read it! 2y
Daisey @TheWordJar If you scroll back through the book profile there's a link to a PDF of the story in one of the posts. 2y
TheWordJar @Daisey Found it! Thanks so much!! 2y
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Cathythoughts
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NoteWorthyNovember @Jess7 #Birds. I‘m going for the most obvious choice & a very scary movie. Based loosely on Daphne Du Maurier‘s book. 😱

MinDea I watched this movie a long long time ago! I remember not being scared but when I see a lot of birds flocking together I definitely think about this movie! 2y
batsy Great pick! Brilliant movie 🐦 2y
Cathythoughts @MinDea I think it would be worth another watch. The birds were real & this actress was actually terrified & Hitchcock was obsessed with her. Mad stuff ! And excellent ! And I‘m scared of lots of birds too close to me too 😳 (edited) 2y
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Cinfhen Same @MinDea I freak out from flocks of pigeons 😱😱😱 2y
Ms_T I think my fear of birds stems from watching this film as a child. Great pick! 2y
Cathythoughts @Batsy thanks 👍 2y
batsy @Ms_T Me too, @Ms_T ! I get very nervous when they flock in large numbers 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦😓 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I‘m afraid of birds 🦅 getting too close too 2y
Cathythoughts @Ms_T thanks. I Must watch it again. I always see something new in his films when I watch again. (edited) 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Fabulous pick! I haven‘t watched the movie or read the book! 😬 2y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thankyou & you are in for a treat with the movie 👍🦅. ( I haven‘t read the book) 2y
Ms_T @batsy 🦅😱 2y
kspenmoll This did scare me - was young when I first saw it.😱 2y
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll Yes I found it very scarey too 😳🦅 2y
Jess7 I watched movie years ago too @MinDea but I have not read the book. 😱 2y
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Bookzombie
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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

Natasha.C.Barnes I just learned today how deep the Du Maurier/Hitchcock connection goes! I'm reading Rebecca right now. But I heard her stories are even darker, which really intrigues me. 2y
Bookzombie @Natasha.C.Barnes I read Rebecca a long time ago, but planning to read it again before the year is over. I think the movie is more fresh in my mind. I want to read more of her work. 2y
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Daisey
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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.

#BBC4Stories #BBC

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Suzze
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Just read the short story. You can read it online here. https://gk033.k12.sd.us/The-Birds-Text.pdf perfect for #ScaryReads in #Booktober. Different from the movie, but just as creepy.

I-read-and-eat Maybe I shouldn't. Birds already freak me out 😂 3y
Suzze @I-read-and-eat Me too! I didn't know it till a friend let her bird out, it flew by my head and I freaked! 3y
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Peddler410
The Birds | Daphne Du Maurier, Derek Strange

Wait! That fabulously, creepy, horribly scary Hitchcock movie was based on a short story? How in the world did I NOT know this!?

twohectobooks Daphne du Maurier is the best! 3y
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Alfoster
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Alfoster Who doesn't love Melanie from Hitchcock's The Birds? (Fun fact: Tippi Hedren named her daughter, Melanie Griffith after her role in the movie) Thought it was a good pick for October. Still scares me!! 3y
Suzze I have seen that movie a hundred times (at least) and it still scares me! 3y
Alfoster @Suzze I know, right?? Taught it to seniors in our Hitchcock unit and they were terrified to go out at lunch if they saw a bird! Not my intention😜! 3y
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TheLondonBookworm
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The wonderful weird that is London- about to watch The Birds at Brompton Cemetery 💀💀👻👻

[DELETED] 2232195534 Wow! How fun is that!! 😱😱 3y
Louise So cool!!! ❤️ City of my birth! 🌟 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat Beautiful cemetery! 3y
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Zelma Creepy! 😳 3y
Zelma The movie in the cemetery is creepy, not you. 😂 I just realized how that sounded. 3y
TheLondonBookworm @kaysreadinglife So cool! Great film 🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Louise 😍😍 I love it!! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Books_Wine_Repeat it's so beautiful! Until it gets dark... Then it's a wee bit scary 👀👀 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Zelma haha I probably am as well.. 👻 3y
Dragon Awesome🕊🦃 3y
CaitlinSiem This is so cool!!! 3y
nvhXesq I would love this! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Dragon @CaitlinSiem @nvhXesq It was epic, perfectly atmospheric 😊😊 3y
nvhXesq 😀👏🏾 3y
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chuck
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Love Hitchcock. Adding The Birds to my to-read shelf!

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