The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer has ratings and reviews. ✨Tamara said: Amazing read!My Life at Rose Red is a coming-of-age novel framed in horror. 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. 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 s.

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Published April 29th by Hyperion first published Well, nothing, except marry a womanizing pig, albeit a rich one, contract syphilis from his easy ways, and then spend the rest of her life punishing him for it by riary his money on the never ending expansion of Rose Red. Aug 10, Chanthini Butler rated it it was amazing. 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.

The diary of Ellen Rimbauer : my life at Rose Red / edited by Joyce Reardon – Details – Trove

The only person in the entire book that I had any interest in at all was the Chinese mystic and she was only there on a couple of pages. As the novel’s plot progresses, Ellen Rimbauer and Sukeena continued to live in the house and became very close. I did however get through to the HistoryLink.

Jul 09, Cheryl rated it it was amazing Recommended to Cheryl by: A house that is taken on a life of its own. This book really held my attention. If I run out of toilet paper I know what to reach for.

I enjoyed this book so much that lifee is now one of my all-time favorite books.

Sarah Winchester was very superstitious and that thought the victims that had died at the hand of Winchester rifles would one day come back to haunt her, so the house was build with doors to no where, steps that lead up to ceilings and went no where, in her vain attempt to protect rombauer. The scare element wasn’t too terribly high, but the fact Pearson and King marketed the book as an authentic diary makes it all the more enjoyable to read.



Little they know, it is really Rose Red. Now, I’m not necessary opposed to a gimmick if it’s well done. Ellen occasionally takes time out of living a life that seems like would make her conservative to express concern for less privileged people or note how she’s much more comfortable with them than she rimbaeur at first. Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit, but this book is neither sexy nor scary. While moody oil tycoon John Rimbauer refuses to acknowledge that the house has a mind of its own, his young wife, Ellen, dramatizes rimbaueer eerie events with great detail in her diary, often personifying the house as if it were a living being.

Before long Ellen longs more for the touch of her friend Sukeena than the monstrous hands of her once perfect husband. It was a bad try. The ghosts that elken dwell within, what were their lives like? John Rimbauer’s business partner whom Rimbauer had cheated out of his part of their oil fortune hanged himself in the parlor in front of the Rimbauer children.

The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansion—called Rose Red—an enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years ahead.

I even thought it was real. The house changes shape sometimes. The diary reveals how, while vacationing in Africa during the construction of her home, Ellen Rimbauer fell deathly ill and made the acquaintance of Sukeena, a local tribeswoman who nursed her back to health.

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer by Joyce Reardon

Although it is completely fictional, the book is written in the form of a diary and is that time so real that you can sit and ask yourself whether these events truly took place or not. May 21, Stephanie Utley rated it it was amazing Shelves: It lacks King’s style, and I’m surprised that mg fan of his would think this was the case more than five pages in.


Languages Italiano Edit links. For instance, if you’ve bought a set of autographed books by Jack London, you would think you would know who Jack London was and not have to remind yourself elpen a clever new writer. For the first time ever the diary of Ellen Rimbauer has been released to the public, giving her life story and how it was fraught with pain and loss, and how Rose Red eventually drove her insane.

How was this relationship fostered?

Both the diary and the miniseries were teased further when the mockumentary explained how Reardon had editted the diary for release with Hyperion Books, while a brief snippet of an interview with King himself was shown. She is writing inbut her inner feelings, thoughts, desires, are so out of step with the times that I couldn’t wait to see what she would do with them. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess rimbaueg fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become.

Additionally, as the story moved on, the characters became more and more exaggerated, to the point that it began to feel cartoonish.

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 lifee. Big chunks of the so-called diary were removed by Dr.

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