It's a classic, of course...well written, real literature. Compelling story, only a few typos in my copy (but they did irritate me). Predictable ending, unfortunately. But overall good. I haven't seen the movie (a Hitchcock) and am not likely to, but I did spend an enjoyable day reading, even if I was annoyed at how nameless new girl is a doormat and how the dead Rebecca runs (and ruins) everyone's lives.
Anyway, if you're in need of a serious-literature break from the fluffy princess books, this is a good choice. but for a hurty-mouth day blurred by various kinds of prescription drugs? Decide for yourself based on how vicodin works for you. (for me? not much.) The book's recommended.