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Title:
The diary of Ellen Rimbauer : my life at Rose Red
Author:
Reardon, Joyce (Fictitous character)
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
252 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
"World premiere movie event Stephen King's Rose Red, February ABC"--Sticker on cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786868018
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Afterword by Steven Rimbauer Aligned with the TV miniseries, 'Stephen King's Rose Red', comes the publication of this rare document, offering a window into one woman's hidden emotional torment, and a record of the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized aristocratic society in the early 1900s - events that can only be fully understood now that the the diary has come to light, following the development of a girl into womanhood as well as the construction of the mansion that would become the site of horrific and inexplicable tragedies.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

A mysterious and haunting spirit lurks within the walls of Rose Red, the setting for Stephen King's upcoming ABC miniseries tie-in by the same name. Built on a Native American burial ground in early 20th-century Seattle, the mansion which is constantly under construction sets the scene for a multitude of inexplicable disappearances and ghastly deaths. While moody oil tycoon John Rimbauer refuses to acknowledge that the house has a mind of its own, his young wife, Ellen, dramatizes these eerie events with great detail in her diary, often personifying the house as if it were a living being. (Or, perhaps, a non-living being?) While the evolution of Ellen's character from innocent and submissive to frighteningly powerful is a slow process, the language and questioning nature of her entries entice the reader as the mystery of Rose Red is brought into full bloom. Ellen also reveals frustration and disappointment with her marriage namely her husband's unfaithfulness and alarmingly frequent involvement in voyeuristic activities as well as a growing confusion about her sexual identity and attachment to her friend and African handmaid, Sukeena. In addition to extensive dialogue that makes the diary seem a tad more like a novel than someone's personal confessions, Ellen's entries are accompanied by a handful of explanatory notes put in by the "editor" and supposed professor of paranormal studies, Joyce Reardon. The people mentioned in the diary, as well as Reardon, are all characters in Rose Red, which was created directly for television by the bestselling author. As to who penned the actual text of the diary? That remains as much of a mystery as Rose Red herself. (Jan. 9) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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