• Thriller Book Reviews

    The Stepford Wives

    Joanna and her family move to Stepford, a beautiful suburb bursting at the seams with glamorous housewives. The sort of wives you see in those old advertisements in the 1950’s featuring a gorgeous smiling housewife doing laundry or vacuuming. Stepford is so perfect it’s unsettling. “That’s what they all were, all the Stepford wives: actresses in commercials, pleased with detergents and floor wax, with cleansers, shampoos, and deodorants. Pretty actresses, big in the bosom but small in the talent, playing housewives unconvincingly, too nicey-nice to be real.” Some history is in order to add some context to the story. The Stepford Wives was written in the early 1970’s, during the…

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