Thursday 28 February 2019

THE BREAKTHROUGH by Daphne du Maurier

The Breakthrough
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've got a few Daphne du Maurier books on my TBR pile--Rebecca and Jamaica Inn--that I'm looking forward to reading. But first, I wanted to read this cute Penguin Modern Classic short story. And it was a great introduction, I reckon.

When Stephen is transferred to Saxmere because of his expertise, he ends up in an isolated facility where a small team is conducting a peculiar experiment unlike anything he's been involved with before...

I really enjoyed this! It's so well written and Stephen's voice was very compelling. As soon as his story started, I was invested in finding out what was going to happen to him. I was also very interested in the experiment.

The pseudo-science in this story was very clever, and I like the way it blended science with computers while dealing with the human soul. It was also very mysterious and downright creepy--especially the scenes with the little girl. O.o

I also thought the isolated and cold location really suited what was going on behind closed doors. Not to mention how easily Stephen's doubts are overcome by the curiosity of tapping into the unknown.

Such a great story. Now I'm really looking forward to reading more of this author's books.

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