ROSEMARY’S BABY by Ira Levin #BookReview #5stars #Horror

Another great horror book.

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Links on Amazon and Goodreads

What it’s about:

She is a housewife—young, healthy, blissfully happy. He is an actor—charismatic and ambitious. The spacious, sun-filled apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is their dream home—a dream that turns into an unspeakable nightmare. . . .  Enter the chilling world of Ira Levin—where terror is as near as your new neighbors . . . and where evil wears the most innocent face of all. . . .

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My thoughts:

This is one of those few books where I find myself thinking, hey the movie wasn’t half bad at all. In fact, it helped to picture Mia Farrow as Rosemary while I was reading the book (yeah yeah yeah, I watched the movie first, sue me).

There were many “What the fuck?” moments, in a good sense of the phrase.

The pace in the book was a bit slow, but still psychologically very satisfying to read.

I don’t care if you disagree, but I felt the ending in the movie was actually more mysterious and sinister and just right than the book’s ending. But, no matter what, there’s no doubt that this was a great horror novel.

5 stars.

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My review on Goodreads

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CARRIE by Stephen King #BookReview #5stars #Horror #Revenge @StephenKing

I may not be adding any original compliment but if I am starting a book blog, let my first post be about a book I fucking love.

Carrie by Stephen King

Links on Amazon and Goodreads

What it’s about:

The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.

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My thoughts:

Horror, yes, but sweet fucking revenge. I hated Carrie’s religious and control-freak of a mother, and I felt every slight and insult Carrie was heaped with at school.

That menstrual scene: my God (whether there is a God or not), I completely forgot that this was written by a man. How in the blue fuck did he envision something like that in a girls’ locker room?

All that hatred, that humiliation, and all that blood…

It almost killed me that such humiliation was endured by someone with such powers… all that was almost worth it in the final scene. Revenge. Sweet, glorious, beautiful, intense, fucking orgasmic revenge!

I love it. I worship it.

If you have even just one nerve ending in you, you can’t not feel and admire this book.

This is 10 stars out of a 5 star scale.

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My review on Goodreads

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