The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red
At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the... show more
At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become. The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansioncalled Rose Redan enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years ahead. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red is a rare document, one that gives us an unusual view of daily life among the aristocracy in the early 1900s, a window into one womans hidden emotional torment, and a record of the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized Seattle society at the timeevents that can only be fully understood now that the diary has come to light. Edited by Joyce Reardon, Ph.D. as part of her research, the diary is being published as preparations are being made by Dr. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history.
Publish date: April 29th 2001
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
About the only thing positive I can say about this book is that the premise is interesting. Of course, the idea of a house that is [spoiler] itself an evil entity isn’t original, but the notion that the house’s owners are also its servants who feed it until they are themselves absorbed is pretty fun...
This book is basically an added background on the miniseries Rose Red, which was written by Stephen King. The miniseries was okay, and in all honesty, the book is about average. While this book is rumored to have been written by King, I seriously doubt that speculation. It's not just because I'm a...
I loved Rose Red the movie and unfortunately, hated The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer the movie. I had hoped the book would be better. It wasn't.The whole point of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer was Ellen being obsessed with John, even when everyone told her he was bad for her. She didn't care. So she ma...
I rediscovered this shelving books for work!I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this when I was younger. I know I repeatedly checked it out from the library. SO creepy and I'm not normally a fan of creepy books.
I love a good haunted house story and I liked the way the book was written like a personal diary. It did have me turning the pages anxiously to see what was going to happen next. But to be honest I found the ending a bit of a let down...everybody just disappeared.