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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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MEMNOCH THE DEVIL by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 1995

"Not Christ and the Grand Inquisitor, but a vastly daring change of pace for the atheist Lestat, a tormented Ivan Karamazov tied into spiritual knots and left disbelieving his own senses."
The fifth volume in the Vampire Lestat chronicles (The Tale of the Body Thief, etc.) finds Lestat pitted against the greatest adversaries of his bloody life: God and the Devil. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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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 >