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The author of the book: Ira Levin
ISBN 13: 9789044927467
Language: English
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The size of the: 6.65 MB
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Edition: Zwarte Beertjes
Date of issue: 2008
ISBN: 9044927469
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This one is short and very much to the point: take everything that made the original ROSEMARY'S BABY a classic and throw it all right down the nearest toilet. This so-called sequel gives us a Rosemary who has been comatose for years — put there by the coven from the first book — while Andy, her son by the Devil, has grown up to lead an international charity organization or something (I have thankfully not read this since it came out in 1997, so bear with me if my details are a little rusty). The two are reunited when Rosemary awakens after twenty-six years, and... Oh, who fucking cares? All you need to know is this ultimate spoiler that will spare you reading this travesty. Are you ready? Here we go:

The events of this book and the excellent ROSEMARY'S BABY are revealed to have been nothing more than an elaborate bad dream experienced by Rosemary after reading Bram Stoker's DRACULA, and we're suddenly back in 1965 where none of this has happened.

No, seriously.

The book was no good to begin with, but when I read that ending I let out some foul invective and turned to the people on the subway and screamed, "See this book? Anybody out there like ROSEMARY'S BABY?" A few people murmured a "yes" here and there, so I said "Don't read this book! At the end everything in this and the first story turns out to be a dream!!!" There was a brief silence and then some big GOODFELLAS-looking guy looked at me with a fixed eye and said, "Are you fuckin' kiddin' me?" I swore to him that I wasn't and gave him my copy of the book, daring him to read and enjoy it. He looked at the book like it was radioactive and returned it to me with a very polite "Fuck that!"

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Ebook Rosemary's zoon read Online! Levin graduated from the Horace Mann School and New York University, where he majored in philosophy and English.

After college, he wrote training films and scripts for television.

Levin's first produced play was No Time for Sergeants (adapted from Mac Hyman's novel), a comedy about a hillbilly drafted into the United States Air Force that launched the career of Andy Griffith. The play was turned into a movie in 1958, and co-starred Don Knotts, Griffith's long-time co-star and friend. No Time for Sergeants is generally considered the precursor to Gomer Pyle, USMC.

Levin's first novel, A Kiss Before Dying, was well received, earning him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. A Kiss Before Dying was turned into a movie twice, first in 1956, and again in 1991.

Levin's best known play is Deathtrap, which holds the record as the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway and brought Levin his second Edgar Award. In 1982, it was made into a film starring Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine.

Levin's best known novel is Rosemary's Baby, a horror story of modern day satanism and the occult, set in Manhattan's Upper West Side. It was made into a film starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes. Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance. Roman Polanski, who wrote and directed the film, was nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Other Levin novels were turned into movies, including The Boys from Brazil in 1978; The Stepford Wives in 1975 and again in 2004; and Sliver in 1993.

Stephen King has described Ira Levin as "the Swiss watchmaker of suspense novels, he makes what the rest of us do look like cheap watchmakers in drugstores." Chuck Palahniuk, in , calls Levin's writing "a smart, updated version of the kind of folksy legends that cultures have always used."

Ira Levin died from a heart attack at his home in Manhattan, on 12 November 2007.

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