The women of Stepford are not all that they seem...All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden ...Show synopsisThe women of Stepford are not all that they seem...All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, newly arrived with her husband and two children, it all seems too good to be true - from the sweet Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in the supermarket checkout lines. But just beneath the town's flawless surface, something is sordid and wrong - something abominable with roots in the local Men's Association. And it may already be too late for Joanna to save herself from being devoured by Stepford's hideous perfection.Hide synopsis
I saw the movie first... probably a mistake considering the book is a classic. I thought the book was great - I really enjoyed reading it, I readily turned the page to see what would happen next... the plot was thickening and suspense building... and then... it ended. What happened at the end? What was happening to the women? Did it have something to do with the tape-recorder? I have no idea and I don't think I will ever know for sure.
I read this book mainly to find out what the author was trying to say. Was this book a cry out to woman to liberate themselves or was it propaganda telling them their place was in the home? After seeing the original movie version many times I was confused, so I decided finally to read the book to pick up on any hidden clues or messages. I could find none. Instead I found an intresting book with a head scratcher of a closing. Though I would not recommend this to a friend because I doubt that they would enjoy it, I did.
This is such a dark and twisted book that most readers will fall in love. A few women notice how strange the wives of Stepford act and seek to prevent themselves from losing their idenity. This is a highly feminist novel. Comic, dramatic, and above all scary this book has all the genres rolled into one unstopable classic.
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