Book Club: Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Rosemary's Baby

Henpicked’s book of the month for October 2021…

Rosemary's BabyThank you so much to everyone who has joined in the discussion about The Lost Hours by Susan Lewis.

If you haven’t shared your thoughts yet, please do join in the conversation at the bottom of the article on Disqus. What did you think of it? Would you recommend it to a friend? We know some of us haven’t finished yet but we’d still like to hear from you.

For this month we’ve chosen Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin.

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor-husband, Guy, move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and only elderly residents. Neighbours Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome them; despite Rosemary’s reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband starts spending time with them.

Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets’ circle is not what it seems.

Here are the reviews for Rosemary’s Baby:

‘A darkly brilliant tale of modern devilry that induces the reader to believe the unbelievable. I believed it and was altogether enthralled.’ Truman Capote

‘A terrifying book: I can think of no other in which fear of an evil strikes with greater chill.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Suspense is beautifully intertwined with everyday incidents; the delicate line between belief and disbelief is faultlessly drawn.’ New York Times

‘Levin is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel.’ Stephen King

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WE NOW HAVE ALL OUR BOOK CHAMPIONS FOR OCTOBER BUT PLEASE JOIN IN THE CHAT – THANK YOU!

We’re looking for 10 book champions so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We give each a FREE copy of the book of the month in return for hearing what you think of it.

Just like last month, we’ll let our book club subscribers have some key points about the book to think about throughout the month and in the meantime, enjoy!

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Other book suggestions

Please let us know if you have any recommendations!

We welcome you all and remember there is no right or wrong with reading – everyone’s opinion counts.

Happy reading!


About Kay Garrett

I’m Henpicked's editor, which means I'm lucky enough to spend my time reading the fabulous articles our authors send in. I'm a massive James Bond fan, an Agatha Christie geek and love films and books in general. Most of my spare time is spent with my husband and our two lively and very lovely daughters.

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