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Release Date: March 12, 1967
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Well, well, well. I have been meaning to read this book for YEARS! YEARS! And I finally made it a priority to pick it up, sit down, and read it. And guess what? I'm impressed. For a book that is over 50 years old this was really good. Not the best or scariest book of all time, but really very good. You get a huge sense of foreboding when reading and had I not already seen the movie, these feelings would probably been much worse.
Rosemary's Baby is all about the buildup. Scary things don't just pop out and make you scream. Rather, the tension builds and builds as the story progresses and them BAM something creepy happens. Something that makes your skin crawl. Ira Levin did a great job here and I really appreciate the detail he put into this one.
If you enjoy the horror genre, you should definitely pick this one up. I find it to be a classic myself and think all fans of the genre should read it at some point in their lives. It's an easy read, one you can breeze through if you want to, and it's got excellent creep factor.
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