Son of Rosemary: The Sequel to Rosemary's Baby

by Ira Levin | Horror |
ISBN: 1605981117 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 5/25/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Sunday, May 25, 2014
Son of Rosemary
Author: Ira Levin

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Rosemary's Baby: a thrilling, cautionary tale of the troubling forces that war within each of us. The modern master of suspense Ira Levin returns to the horror of his 1967 ground-breaking novel Rosemary's Baby with this darkly comic sequel set at the dawn of the millennium. Thirty-three years ago, Rosemary gave birth to the Devil's child while under the control of a satanic cult of witches. Now the year is 1999, and humanity dreads the approaching twenty-first century, desperately in search of a savior for this troubled world. in New York City, rosemary's son Andy is believed to be that savior. But is he the force of good his followers accept him to be? Or is he his father's son? Rosemary and Andy will be reunited in a battle of wills that shall decide the fate of humanity?and keep readers on the edge of the seats until the final page. .

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Thursday, February 06, 2020
I read Rosemary's Baby not long after it first came out in 1967. I then saw the movie version starring Mia Farrow when it was first released in 1968. I've always considered both the book and the movie as the top of the heap for horror stories.



Since then, I have read all of Levin's other novels including A Kiss Before Dying, This Perfect Day, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil, and Sliver. I enjoyed most all of these, some more than others, and finally got around to reading Levin's last novel, Son of Rosemary. I had been putting this one off mainly because of the poor reviews that I had read about it.

Well, it definitely was not on a par with his other novels, especially Rosemary's Baby. In this sequel, Rosemary has been in a coma for 27 years that occurred at the behest of the coven of witches that were instrumental in the first book. When she comes out of the coma in 1999, her son Andy is the head of an international organization called "God's Children" (GC). Most everyone on earth considers him charismatic and inspirational and the leader of a movement to bring mankind together in peace. He resembles Christ with long hair and a beard and people wear pins that say "I ❤️ Andy". So what are Andy's and GC's real motivations? They are instrumental in an event planned for New Year's Eve 2000 where everyone on Earth will light candles at the same time. So what are the consequences of this?

I won't spoil the ending to this one but it was very disappointing! And overall, the book just wasn't up to par with Levin's other novels. I read this one because it was the only novel of his that I hadn't read and now I'm thinking I shouldn't have bothered.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Received a wonderfully scary box of books from perryfran as a RABCK! Can hardly wait to get started on them. This ought to keep my mind off of what's going on in the world! Thanks perryfran!

I read Rosesmary's Baby in high school. It was scary then......

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