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The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives
Author: Ira Levin, Peter Straub
The internationally bestselling novel by the author of A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, and Rosemary's Baby
With an Introduction by Peter Straub
For Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town's idyllic facade l...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060080846
ISBN-10: 0060080841
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Pages: 144
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 3
It's WAY better than the movie.
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Helpful Score: 3
"Every novel Ira Levin has ever written has been a marvel of plotting. He is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel." - Stephen King
CocoCee avatar reviewed The Stepford Wives on + 404 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Written in 1972. Not as compelling nor scary as Rosemary's Baby. I think in today's pop culture, just the thought of a Stepford Wife is scary enough.
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Helpful Score: 1
Quick read, decent book.
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Levin's prose is incredibly sparse, and the story reads quickly to the final, chilling, conclusion.
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brittanibutton avatar reviewed The Stepford Wives on + 3 more book reviews
For a small story, it packs a lot of punch. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you think you are going to be reading the same story as told in the movie, you are in for a big surprise!
missbookworm avatar reviewed The Stepford Wives on + 25 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. It has a way of unraveling that is pretty unique. The author brushes over mundane day to day details to keep you interested in what is truly interesting. The main character Joanna is relatable (at least to me) and quickly you are pushing for her and the truth to come out about the mysteries of Stepford.
Farmerswife avatar reviewed The Stepford Wives on + 52 more book reviews
I saw both movies before reading this book. I particularly enjoyed the 1970's version of the movie. I did not like the book nearly as well. The writing style was lifeless. It read like a grocery list.
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In a suburb of NYC, a small town of Stepford has a secert. Everyone is TOO nice, TOO perfect, and TOO alike to be normal. When Joanna and her husband move into the neighborhood, they are dazzled with the charming, welcoming iddylic charm. That is, until Joanna unearths a sinister plot that will shake her world to the core. If you've seen the movie, starring Nicole Kidman, read the book to see how the two compare...you might be suprised! An overall good read!
hoopridge avatar reviewed The Stepford Wives on + 251 more book reviews
So scary, in a cheesy way. The new movie doesn't do the story justice as it camped up the creepiness to make it hokey and silly. The book is suspenseful, and really shows how the phrase "Stepford Wife" is applicable to "that" type of suburban housewife who is "perfectly perky". A great ending with a twist!
TakingTime avatar reviewed The Stepford Wives on + 1072 more book reviews
Original book of Stepford wives....what evil does this quiet little town possess....do you dare move into the suburbs....
FeliciaJ avatar reviewed The Stepford Wives on + 136 more book reviews
Creepy and thought-provoking. I read it in one sitting.
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When Joanna Eberhart and her husband Walter moved to the quiet suburb of Stepford, she thought they had left behind the dangers of crime-ridden city. Joanna felt safe now. Stepford seemed such a pleasant town.

Then, little by little, dark suspicions began to blacken the bright picture. Stepford wasn't just another quiet little town. Not at all. There was an evil secret hidden in Stepford...a secret Joanna was almost afraid to guess.

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