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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The Shining Shiningbook 1 Stephen King. Excerpts from the novel were read out by an actress for the mockumentary, while a narrator and various interviewees discussed some of the events that had happened rimbauet the novel.

This started out as a decent story, one I’ve been meaning to read since seeing the television miniseries when it originally aired just about ten years ago, at the time of this writing.

The people mentioned in the diary, as well as Reardon, are all characters in Rose Redwhich was created directly for television by the bestselling author. As it is, it’s a black gooey blob on the underside of lost endeavors. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history. Many servants disappeared and one of John Rimbauer’s friends died solarium from an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

Now, I’m not necessary opposed to a gimmick if it’s well done. For instance, I’m not going to say what a teenaged bride at the turn of the century would or wouldn’t possibly know about, she did seem to have the standard interest in recording bodily functions, sex crimes and pretty much anything to do with sex. Aug 05, Kandice rated it liked it.

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

Although it is completely fictional, the book is written rimbaued 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. I suppose this is one of the downsides to the multimedia book idea that I enjoyed with Night Film. View all 4 comments.


It is quite revealing of the past. Languages Italiano Edit links. I see that I originally rated this book 4 stars when I read it eleven years ago. After a life-changing seance, Ellen came to believe that if she never stopped building the house, she would be immortal and never die. While the evolution of Ellen’s character ted 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.

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red

Sep 04, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: The fact that she was haunted was undeniable. Given the attempted ARG elements that accompanied the promotion of these materials, I can see where it got confusing for some people.

I could hardly imagine the horror it must have been to watch things change before one’s eyes as the plants, stain glass window in the tower, and hallways seem to have done.

The novel is written in the form of a diary by Ellen Rimbauer, and annotated by the fictional professor of paranormal activity, Joyce Reardon.


It goes back to the thrift store for someone else to pick up for 50cents. Cameron Mills Yeah it’s rimbaure a book in the movie. She develops a close bond with her beautiful servant Sukeena who is strong, unafraid and possess powerful knowledge. View Full Version of PW.

I don’t think this kind of format has to be presented in strictly period language, but here there’s only the most perfunctory effort. Dec 14, Audrey rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Jan 28, Alex Telander rated it liked it Shelves: Bizarre deaths and unresolved disappearances began to occur at the house. However, King didn’t even put any real effort into the writing of this. Aside from it being mysterious, i honestly find this book really scary.

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: The fact that it is a prequel to a great horror film by Rimbsuer King makes it even better in my opinion.

Center Point Pub Availability: Want to Read saving…. Heroes for Hope American Vampire The execution rimabuer lacking, though. To ask other readers questions about The Diary of Ellen Rimbauerplease sign up. Siary there’s no real motivation for Sukeena to a be so loyal to Ellen, and indeed, b have come to America in the first place. The lesson that the author needs to learn rrose that gratuitous yet completely uninteresting sex does not a good story make. I found myself very pleasantly surprised by this lil’ story, a nice spooky tale to enjoy of an evening, particularly for Winchester Mystery House enthusiasts such as myself.


But who really wrote this, who reworked it into senseless oblivion, and who really cares will all have to remain unanswered. So it was chosen the old fashioned way, without resort to pre-release info, review-page or online investigation.

The special utilized actors who only vaguely resembled the ones within the miniseries for Steven Rimbauer and Joyce Reardon to speak about the happenings at Rose Red whilst promoting the upcoming miniseries by Stephen King which was seemingly referred to as a production heavily based on a true story.

Jan 20, Bark rated it liked it Shelves: Many of the women actually seemed to disappear in defense of Ellen Rimbauer or her honor, so even from the beginning the house seemed protective of, if not loving, of her.

This was a book that I picked up and started reading essentially because it happened to be right there in front of me. 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.

It got me so it was GOOD!! The novel’s “afterword” concludes by relating that a paranormal investigation into Rose Red by Dr. 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.