Monday, July 8

10E2204: The Birds

The Birds, one of the most famous short stories by novelist Daphne duMaurier, is v different from the same-named movie directed by Hitchcock but manages to reach that intensity in about 40 pages. Published originally in a collection of stories titled The Apple Tree in 1952 then later as The Birds and other stories I just found it in this pocket paperback. You can read it for yourself online.  Set in Cornwall, England over about 48 hours, and centered on a farmer and his family, it creates feelings of claustrophobia and fear of change from an Eastern wind (this is post WWII remember) - will also gets any parent's blood pumping similar to McCarthy's The Road. #recommend.