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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Original book of Stepford wives....what evil does this quiet little town possess....do you dare move into the suburbs....
Creepy and thought-provoking. I read it in one sitting.
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.