The Diary of Ellen Rimbaur: My Life At Rose Red Book Summary and Study Guide

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The shattering of a young girls life by an eccentric man. A house with a mind of it's own.
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The review of this Book prepared by Karen Lynn

This Is the Companion to Stephen King's Mini Series: Rose Red. It tells the story the Mistress of Rose Red, from her wedding to a philanderer 20 years her senior in 1907 to her mystrious disapparance inside Rose Red in 1950. She was the last to disappear in to Rose Red. There were 26 in all.
Being a Stephen King book there is a lot of horror and humor. Be Careful picking this book up. Rose Red keeps those she pulls in.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat? Love problems?    -   lesbianism!!!! Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   orgies    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   rape/molest Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   hanging    -   stampeded    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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