The Birds by Daphne du Maurier

The Birds

Daphne du Maurier

60 pages first pub 1952 (editions)

fiction classics horror short stories dark mysterious fast-paced

Description

Daphne du Maurier's classic story - a masterpiece of simple, unforgettable horror.It was a Cornish farm labourer who first noticed them - the massed birds, and the silence. The sea was white with gulls, the hedgerows and telegraph wires thick with...

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Community Reviews Summary of 428 reviews

Moods

dark 92%
mysterious 81%
tense 81%
challenging 13%
sad 13%
adventurous 10%
emotional 10%
reflective 7%

Pace

fast 76%
medium 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 92% | A mix: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 78% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 29% | N/A: 18% | Yes: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | N/A: 14% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 70% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.82

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