Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier

I was just underwhelmed. I appreciated a lot of it, but I didn't particularly enjoy it - I ended up skimming a when I felt my eyes crossing in the middle.

 

If it weren't for Mary's ridiculous attraction to Jem, I probably would have liked her as a character more. Her Joss sass was fun when she employed it. I just wish she would have found her inner murderess and beat Joss with a fire poker (or something pointier even) in one of his stupors. It's too bad that creepy, you-knew-he-had-to-be-the-villian, vicar held the honors for that one. Villains killing villains isn't as much fun as you might think.