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Rosemary's Baby

I’ve waited to get my hands on this novel for some time and it was certainly worth the wait.

Keeping in mind that this book was written and set in 1967, this novel is tame in some respects compared to the gore and horror many authors and movies unleash on today’s readers. But they are able to do so thanks to the efforts of Mr. Levin and other authors who broke ground and explored these mysteries and possibilities.

Rosemary Wodehouse and her husband Guy find themselves searching for a new home in New York City, so Guy can pursue his acting career on the stage, and soon find themselves with the opportunity to rent an apartment in the old Victorian building called “The Bramford” which has seen its share of notorious characters including a Devil worshipper who claimed to have summoned Satan himself some decades ago.

But now, considered a respectable/historic structure, Guy and Rosemary take a chance after seeing the apartment who’s last elderly tenant who slipped into a coma and never recovered. The young couple soon get to meet other residents of the Bramford, including their odd next door neighbors the Castavets, an elderly and rather eccentric couple who take an unusual shine to them.

Shortly afterwards, things begin to happen. Guy is getting more roles and his star begins to rise in the theater world as well as drawing attention from Hollywood. Shortly after that, Rosemary finds herself pregnant after a very unusual dream where most of the other residents of the Bramford, including her new doctor, are wearing dark robes and chanting while Guy makes love to her… or was it him?

Most folks know the full story so I won’t go any farther, but I will say Mr. Levin does a very good job of creating an atmosphere of suspicion and isolation, while still surrounded by the city of New York.

The ending actually took me by surprise because of the ray of hope that still burned in spite of the darkness that Rosemary finds herself surrounded by.

I look forward to finding the sequel “Son of Rosemary” to see what he did with it.

I also highly recommend this book to anyone who has even a passing fancy regarding the supernatural and black magic. Even though it may not hold a lot of surprises, the story does have a lot to keep the reader busy.

Meet Clausmodeus…


As promised, here is a sample of another one of my writing projects.  This may or may not wind up being a one off comedy novel, I haven’t decided yet and it also depends on how the audience reacts.  So as the song goes… “Please allow me to introduce… Clausmodeus, the Devil’s Other Son”.  Enjoy…

Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man… AND I’M FUCKING PISSED OFF ABOUT IT!  Sorry about that… Oh great now I’m apologizing.  Look let me start over.  The name’s Clausmodeus, and I’m the son of the Devil.  No, don’t start that looking for the three sixes, sign-of-the-beast crap.  You’re thinking of my half-brother, the Anti-Jerk who’s supposed to bring about the Apocalypse.  I’m not into that garbage.  If you actually read the end of the big-incomplete-book, the bad guys lose and you all land up in heaven and we wind up with nothing.  Where’s the fun in that?

Nah, I like the world the way it is.  Sin and temptation are way more fun with you folks around.  I love seeing what new things you’ll come up with next, with a little help from me of course.  Plastic surgery for instance, that was one of my inventions.  Some people would sell their soul to look better and have others lusting after them.  Hey, a two-for-one deal.  Dad liked that one.  In fact he let me come home from Heaven early for it.  That’s where he usually sends me when I’ve pissed him off.

See, for a full-devil, being up there listening to tall that glorying and choir singing is the ultimate in boring.  But he forgets I’m only half-devil, or at least tries to.  He hates to admit that he nailed the wrong broad.   He was trying to spoil every virgin he could find when he realized God was getting ready to have his son come into the world.  Only Dad didn’t count on the big guy setting up a decoy using one of the female angels.   Thus, instead of thwarting the coming of the Christ, he wound up with me.  A Devil/Angel, or D’evgel if you like.

I can tell you right now, Dad didn’t like it.  Come to think of it, neither did his minions who laughed about it when they found out.  They’re still sore from what he did to them and that was over 2000 years ago.   Heh, my old-man can really get inventive sometimes when it comes to punishments.  Especially like the one he laid on me this time.

I still can’t believe it.  Me the son of the devil, stuck in a human body in Amish country.  I’m humble, meek, helpful, polite, don’t drink and don’t swear… the works.  And to top it off he gave me erectile dysfunction which means I can’t perform and all the women know about it.  So I have no chance of even getting married just to have sex once in a blue moon.  Talk about a sore-head.  And I didn’t even do anything to deserve getting punished… this time.

Here, let me go back and start over from the beginning…


Greetings all, hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  College is slowly winding down which means the workload has piled up and gone into overdrive.  I have regular classes this week and next week.  Then the following week is all FINAL EXAMS, which means the teachers are throwing everything at us that they didn’t get around to earlier in the semester.  So I won’t have much new to post for another couple of weeks.  I may post a sample of one of my other book projects that doesn’t involve Alex, Ronnie, Cassie or Julie in a day so you have something else to read in the meantime.  It’s a comedy peace involving the Apocalypse, Jesus, the Devil the Anti-Christ and the devil’s OTHER son Clausmodeus who was born the same day as Jesus.    Yes, there’s a definite reason for that little fact and you’ll find out more when I post it.

Until then peace out and stay healthy.

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