Search Results: "Anne Rice"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1996

"The result is essential for aficionados and basic homework for any critic."
An extended interview with the author of Interview with the Vampire (1976), etc., conducted by an old friend who wishes to display ``how much fun she is to talk to, how interesting and thoughtful, how candid, how honest and even brave.'' Though autobiography is touched on—Rice's Catholic girlhood, her rebellious early marriage to an atheistic poet, her daughter's death from leukemia, the disaffected return from San Francisco to funky New Orleans, her kind of town—the emphasis of these near- monologues is on Rice's fluctuating inner state and her emotional involvement with her work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICE by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Balzac and Zola would have recognized a kindred spirit in Su Tong, whose extraordinary pictures of the extremes to which human beings drive one another and themselves seem scarcely inferior to their own."
This riveting melodrama is the first full-length novel in English from the young Chinese author of the brilliant novella Raise the Red Lantern (1993). Read full book review >

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PRINCE LESTAT AND THE REALMS OF ATLANTIS by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Rice's latest excursion into otherly realms may leave some readers feeling overstuffed—but others, to be sure, will be hungry for more."
Having perhaps bled all the possibilities out of earthly children of the night, Rice (Prince Lestat, 2014, etc.) takes a bite out of two big bodies of myth. Read full book review >

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THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Fans will welcome Rice's return to the realm of eccentric immortal predators."
Second in Rice's series (The Wolf Gift, 2012) featuring a cultured pack of do-gooder werewolves. Read full book review >

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ANGEL TIME by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2009

"Angelically inspiring. Devilishly clever."
Time travel, ultraviolence and medieval madness—divine intervention rendered fantastically by Rice (Called Out of Darkness, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1992

"Irresistible as Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin's All of Me."
Rice fans awaiting the finale of 1990's The Witching Hour will be only temporarily dismayed by the author's fourth bloodletting and the return of the Vampire Lestat—in what is Rice's most strongly plotted novel yet. Read full book review >

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THE MUMMY or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice
Released: June 1, 1989

"Meanwhile, more adventures of Ramses are planned."
Here, Rice varies the seasoning for her famous dish: the damnation of immortality. Read full book review >

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THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS by Anne Rice
Released: Jan. 1, 1979

Interview with a Vampire's (1976) commercially tailored front-runner that also manages to find some fresh energy in an overworked genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLF GIFT by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Despite some of the creakiness of the machinery, Rice finds new permutations in an old tale."
The "gift" of the title refers to a werewolf who acts more like Batman than like a bestial agent of disorder, for he goes about rescuing damsels (and guys) in distress and in the process killing the bad guys. Read full book review >

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CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS by Anne Rice
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Rice's rather banal prose doesn't do justice to the anguished content, but her story is honest and moving nonetheless."
In her first work of nonfiction, Rice (Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, 2008, etc.) tells the story of her departure from, and return to, her Creator. Read full book review >

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CHRIST THE LORD by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"Joins Nikos Kazantzakis's The Last Temptation of Christ and Shusaku Endo's A Life of Jesus as one of the bolder re-tellings."
A riveting, reverent imagining of the hidden years of the child Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD CANTICLE by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2003

"Though one wishes to give the recently widowed author a free ride, Blood Canticle is as gaily slipshod, gushy, and first-draftish as Merrick."
Rice in short form after the lengthy Blackwood Farm (2002), this time featuring characters shuffled together from the Vampire Lestat series and the Mayfair Witches series. Read full book review >