Rosemary's Baby CD by Ira Levin

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Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and only elderly residents. Neighbours Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building; despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband starts spending time with them. Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare, and as the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets' circle is not what it seems...
 

About Ira Levin

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Ira Levin is the author of The Boys from Brazil, Rosemary's Baby, Son of Rosemary, The Stepford Wives, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and A Kiss Before Dying (for which he won the Edgar Award). Levin was also the recipient of three Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards. His website is iralevin.org. Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He is the founder of the Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books, and has received an Edgar Award, an Ellery Queen Award, and a Raven Award for his contribution to the mystery field. His anthology The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps was a New York Times Bestseller.
 
Published March 12, 1967 by Random House. 257 pages
Genres: History, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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It's almost fifteen years since Ira Levin's MWA-ward winning A Kiss Before Dying and this one promises to be the blessed event of the season and probably a good many more.

Apr 13 1967 | Read Full Review of Rosemary's Baby CD

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Farrow's soothing reading of Ira Levin's classic returns her to the project that made her a star in Roman Polanski's eerily sedate thriller. Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an anci

Dec 05 2005 | Read Full Review of Rosemary's Baby CD

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But as Chuck Palahniuk's appreciation (which alone means his name is disrespectfully as large as Levin's on the cover) says, this is a horror located deep in the heart of urbanity, and that does need the slow-build - the core relationship of Rosemary and Guy, the unusual well-meaning elderly coup...

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Sure, Polanski establishes Rosemary early on as a woman who talks to herself, but this habit becomes more than soto voce mumbling only after her paranoia intensifies, and to show her carrying on with long passages like the ones reprinted above at that particular stage in the narrative would too q...

Jul 09 2014 | Read Full Review of Rosemary's Baby CD

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