Search Results: "Anne Rice"


BOOK REVIEW

MERRICK by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2000

"Rice has recovered from some gaily slipshod work, but this feels first-draftish, as if e-mailed straight to the printer without a second thought, while the arch dialogue already feels a hundred years old."
The Queen of the Vampires offers one of the more wobbly works in the Vampire Chronicles. Read full book review >

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CRY TO HEAVEN by Anne Rice
Released: Sept. 14, 1982

"Rice has convincingly reconstructed performance and training highlights in this era of ornamental vocalization; and the dialogue, assassin-filled plot, and erotica moments all oom-pah away to a splendidly flowery operatic tempo—con amore, con brio, con carnage."
More period exotica by the author of such languorous entertainments as Interview with a Vampire and The Feast of All Saints: this time Rice explores the musical demiworld of the 18th-century castrati—those flute-voiced, angelic singers who as boys were "mutilated to make a choir of seraphim, their song a cry to heaven that heaven did not hear." 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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BLOOD AND GOLD by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2001

"Given her historical antecedents, Rice-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed writes like a damned Queen. Pure vellum in the chronicle."
Large arterial heart-piece in Rice's Vampire Chronicles. Read full book review >

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BLACKWOOD FARM by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2002

"With a little nip in the night, Anne's fangs offer us the Dark Gift."
The Vampire Chronicles Annual Rice Report on vampirism in Louisiana (Blood and Gold, 2001, etc.) finds Queen Anne's tiara firmly in place for a sweeping plot. Read full book review >

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THE VAMPIRE LESTAT by Anne Rice
Released: Oct. 31, 1985

"One giant step beyond Bela."
Vampires are getting classier. Read full book review >

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OF LOVE AND EVIL by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A bullet of a book—and an absolute bull's eye."
Murder and mayhem are served up alongside metaphysical musings in Rice's latest (Angel Time, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WITCHING HOUR by Anne Rice
Released: Nov. 14, 1990

"A writing mishmash, but a strong story stamps itself onto the brain."
First behemoth installment (800+ pp.) in a new occult romance by Rice—now moving back into the bougainvillea and the New Orleans Garden District for her steamy new world of southern witchcraft. Read full book review >

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PANDORA by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 1998

"This is Rice in top romantic form, despite a slippery page here and there."
First sheaf in a new series by Rice, picking up where The Tale of the Body Thief (1992) left off and telling of 2,000-year-old Pandora, who is seduced in Paris by newly-fanged David Talbot, an elderly scholar, into writing her memoirs. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED by Anne Rice
Released: Oct. 31, 1988

"There are a few winning new characters, and early on, some good scenes, but these are more than offset by Maharet's long tale (told in a tone of mock-solemnity, dragging thinly on and on), the silliness of Akasha's plan, the sophomoric debate that goes with it, and her deus-ex-machina defeat."
The sensual atmospheres and wonderfully human monsters that made Interview With a Vampire and The Vampire Lestat so delightful can be found here, but only briefly: the third book in Rice's Vampire Chronicles is thin, unconvincing, and a grave disappointment. Read full book review >

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VITTORIO THE VAMPIRE by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Drink up, Riceans!"
The second entry in a new series of short vampire fabulisms began with Rice's well-received Pandora (1998), set in ancient Rome. Read full book review >

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INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE by Anne Rice
Released: May 5, 1976

The word is that readers will be "enrapt." Read full book review >