Good to hear that Grand Hotel is continuing to please. I share your feelings about Rebecca; if Hitchcock hadn't made a movie better than the book, I wonder if it'd have lasted so long. Middle Girl didn't care for it either, so youth probably wouldn't have saved it for you.
This reminds me of a cartoon in a little book, Baking with Kafka, which I bought in Belgium. Tom Gauld is a cartoonist with a clean style whose subject is often literary. One cartoon is of two books, one consoling the other by saying "what's so bad about being adapted? We've all suffered bad tv adaptations." The other book replies that it is much worse than that, and holds up a review that says "Masterpiece! Much better than the original book!"
Here is a sample of his work, from Instagram, which made me think of the earlier conversation among you budding mystery writers in our group: Some Murder Methods for Modern Mystery Writers.
Yes, credit where credit is due! Say, why didn't we sign the inside cover? We could see how many BaW signatures we could collect.
The book is well traveled. A friend from Michigan gave it to me in Savannah, GA. I then mailed it from NC to TX and now it is in CA. Where to next?
Who would like to be the next to read Grand Hotel? I'll sign our BaW names inside the front cover and send it on!