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The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer:
My Life at Rose Red

Author: Edited by Joyce Reardon, PhD
Review by: CL4 Katana

Ok, I have to say that this book is rather different. I know the Steven King one is out but this one is sort of before his, so to speak. This is what the back of the book says: The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life At Rose Red is a rare document, one that gives an unusual view of daily life among the aristocracy in the early 1900's, a window into one woman's hidden emotional torment, and a record of the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized society at the time. Edited by Joyce Reaerdon, PH.D., as part of her research, the diary is being published as preparations are being made by Dr. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history.

So now you have somewhat a background of the book. My opinion, however, is this. The book starts off pretty slow at first. You dwell on her life for roughly half the book, but at the same time, you get a glimpse of what she is living through. The other half of the book is a bit more interesting. That is when a few things happen, people start to be missing and so forth. At first, when I started to read the book, I kind of put it down expecting the whole book to be like the first half. But after a day or two, I kept it up and was more and more interested in it everyday until it was done. I would have to say that this was a good book to read. There are also some excerpts taken out of the book that left some curiousity. This is the most annoying this that Reardon has done to the book. On the addy listed below is where you can find the missing parts, you need to keep clicking the diary excerpts until you get to the last page. There is a link to the missing parts there.

After the book is done, you might want to know more information about the site or are interested in Reardon's research. For those curious, I would advise them to check out the website. http://www.beaumontuniversity.net There are links there to check out about the house, family and Dr. Reardon.