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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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: 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 rimbxuer new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become. The diary not only follows the developme At the turn of res twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary.
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. 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, a window into one woman’s hidden emotional torment, and a record diaru the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized Seattle society at the time—events that can only be fully understood now that the diary has come to light.
Edited by Joyce Reardon, Ph. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history. Paperbackpages. Published April 29th by Hyperion first published United States of Elleen.
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Anyone have any idea? Cameron Mills Yeah it’s like a book in the movie. See 1 question about The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer….
Lists with This Book. My Life dose Rose Red is a coming-of-age novel framed in horror. It is a diary written by fictional character Ellen Rimbauer and recounts her exploits in life, in love gone wrong, and most importantly, her life at Rose Red the house that was built for her dairy her husband John Rimbauer.
A house that is taken on a life of its own. And indeed other’s lives along with it! This story grips you from start to finish.
Although it is completely fictional, the book is written in the form of a rode Amazing read! 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. After first reading this book I found myself on the internet researching the history of the novel and even what the story was based off of.
It is such a well thought-out story and yet so simple you could definitely see it doary in real life. I enjoyed this book so much that it is now one of my all-time favorite books.
The fact that it is a prequel to a great horror film by Stephen King elldn it even better in my opinion. You get to read the diary book and then watch the film to see how things truly end. And unfortunately both the book and the film have utterly tragic endings but in the string of things it’s all perfect for the genre that it falls under. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who like strong female characters and horror novels. Or you can watch my review on YouTube here: Mar 07, Farrah rated it really liked it Shelves: If ever there was a book that had me enthralled from cover to cover and constantly saying to myself “OMG I’m sorry, my thoughts were quite that profane as I read it ross for the sake of some of our viewers I’ve not spelt out the phrasesthis was it.
Trying to recall the movie I had watched depicted after Stephen Rimbxuer version I can’t quite place the two together. While I believe the movie was quite scary, reading the diary was far more dark and it wasn’t that graphic.
Chills were If ever there was a book that had me enthralled from cover to cover and mu saying to myself “OMG Chills were felt as I read her Ellen diary and imagined the days with her through her life at Rose Red.
The thought of one being trapped within their own home to lose all she loved due to a fllen jealousy feels so horrendous. And like a mother who could never leave eolen child she remained in even more pain waiting for her lost daughter to come back to her. I could hardly imagine the horror it must have been to rimbauef things change before one’s eyes as the plants, stain glass window in the tower, and hallways seem to have done. If you do, it’s not my fault as I warned you I was so impressed sounds so odd after reading the tragic events at Rose Red that I had to read more into it from the Beaumont University Site mentioned rimbaier the book where they supposedly key word here included some of the deleted diary pages, pictures, and more details of Reardon’s research.
But in further reading and going through links looking for those mentioned “deleted entries”, Gose discovered that many links were going nowhere. I did however get through to the HistoryLink. It’s here that I found out that it was all indeed a “hoax” for this fiction story. What does that say about the book?! It got me so it was GOOD!! LOL Will it get you?! Hopefully Rimbuaer didn’t kill it too much for your imagination. Apparently it got to a lot of readers with some getting downright mad.
So it duped many.
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
Remember I got “duped” too. Aug 10, Chanthini Butler rated it it was amazing. Is this story true? No, Rose Red does not exist. The story was partially based on the story of Sarah Winchester who continued to build her house until she died. Sarah Rimbauef 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 elen, steps that lead roze to ceilings and went no where, in her vain attempt to protect herself.
You can tour this house the Stephen Kin Is this story true? You can tour this house the Stephen King found such inspiration from to this day. After learning the truth I still think its one of the better done stories of Kings writings.
Diay all 4 comments. Dec 14, Audrey rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This was a book that I picked up and started reading essentially because it happened to be right there in front of me. The only good thing I can say is that the book initial had an idea with potential, but unfortunately that potential was ignored and wasted.
The story went on and on, but never had any points that I found memorial or crucial. If there is a climax it was to This was a book that I picked rwd and started reading essentially because it happened to be right there in front of me.
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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. My guess is the author really wanted to try to practice writing erotic fiction. It was a bad try. The lesson that the author needs to learn is that gratuitous yet completely uninteresting sex does not a good story make.
No, it’s not lif literature View all 15 comments. Sep 04, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: This combination of rimbaauer, the paranormal and the power of the human mind, is a really great story with more to it than meets the eye. Mar 28, Robyn rated it it was ok Shelves: First I would like to point out that while Stephen King was responsible for the miniseries, which rise place after the events of this book, he is not the author of this book, which becomes quickly apparent as you read.
It lacks King’s style, and I’m surprised that any fan of his would think ellenn was mt case more than five pages in. The actual author according to wikipedia, and the author’s own site is Ridley Pearson. He’s apparently a really real person, with his own list of books on amazon.
Given the attempted ARG elements that accompanied the promotion of these materials, I can see where it got confusing for some people. Now, on to the review of the book itself: 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.
I don’t remember much about the series, except that at the point it had aired, Diayr was well versed enough in Kingology to predict every single turn of the plot, much to my family’s annoyance.
However, as it the book goes on the diary gimmick of it feels very much tacked on, with conversations related a touch too precisely, and obvious “writer tricks” stuck into the narrative, spoiling the illusion of an actual journal.
Additionally, while the story shies away from the big obvious scares; leaving you with mysterious disappearances and a dearth of any kind of gore, it doesn’t provide scares in any significant other ways, either. The fact is simply that if you’re going for moody and atmospheric frights, a diary style presentation simply doesn’t work as well. It puts the author into a catch; if he tries to make it sound like a diary, he’s going to lose the sense of atmosphere, as most people don’t add descriptive passages to their journals, a necessary technique to build mood and eeriness.
If on the other hand, he tries to evoke the mood properly, he loses the real “diary” feeling. There are cases where an author has been able to pull this kind of thing off, but it’s a fine line to walk.