I have never watched the Mia Farrow movie adaption of this book, but I know that is a classic horror movie. Because of that I´m surprised that this book left me with lukewarm feelings.
My main issue with this book was that the strong and intense second part of the novel was bogged down by the lame first part of the book, which reads like an issue of “Schöner Wohnen” (a German home decorating magazine), and the insufferable and unsatisfying third part of the book.
Upon finishing the novel I felt the unbearable urge to kick Guy, the main characters husband, in a place where it really, really hurts. I can´t do that, unfortunately, but I can count this book for the Halloween bingo as my “Genre: Horror” read.