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Old 09-15-2014, 05:17 PM
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Just a reminder that not only does 24 Karat Gold come out in October, but a new vampire book from Anne Rice called Prince Lestat will also be coming that month. Her son's book The Vines is also out next month. Big month for supernatural fans.
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Just a reminder that not only does 24 Karat Gold come out in October, but a new vampire book from Anne Rice called Prince Lestat will also be coming that month. Her son's book The Vines is also out next month. Big month for supernatural fans.
I've started reading them all again in preparation! it's been at least 10-15 years so I figure I'll give them another run.
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http://www.nextmagazine.com/content/lestat-rises

When Anne Rice walked away from her Vampire Chronicles after the publication of 2003’s tepidly received Blood Canticle, she wasn’t sure she would ever return to the world of her most famous characters. “I felt I was empty. I didn’t think there was anymore,” she says. “I had lost a sense of fun and mayhem and chaos with the series.”

But after 11 years, Rice has returned to the series and its irrepressibly seductive hero in her latest novel, Prince Lestat (October 28, Knopf). Or, perhaps more accurately, the vampires have returned to her. In Blood Canticle, Rice says, “I left it open ended—they’re all out there living their lives and journeying through eternity. But they stopped talking to me. Now they’re talking to me. They won’t shut up!”

With the exception of Bram Stoker, no writer has been as influential as Rice has on vampire literature. Everything from HBO’s True Blood to The Twilight Saga to Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive owes at least some debt to her tales of brooding, existential blood drinkers. Lestat, Louis, and the rest of the immortals who populate The Vampire Chronicles have made Rice one of contemporary fiction’s most successful authors. They’ve inspired film and comic-book adaptations, and earned her legions of devoted fans. But Rice says she didn’t set out to single-handedly reinvent the vampire genre with 1976’s Interview with the Vampire. “I didn’t really think of it in those terms because I didn’t know there was a vampire genre,” she admits. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something original and something new.”

With Prince Lestat, Rice is pushing the envelope even further. She’s said that in many ways the novel is a sequel to the most sweeping of the Vampire Chronicles, 1988’s The Queen of the Damned. As the new novel opens, the vampires of the world are in crisis, prompting them to look to the long-absent Lestat for guidance. “I wanted it to be epic in scope,” says Rice. “I didn’t really want to come back and write just a book of Lestat’s lonely roamings and observations. I wanted to deal with the whole tribe.”

Rice insists that the vampires are still with her; she’s already hard at work on the follow-up to Prince Lestat. And at 73, she still has plenty to say about the eternally young. “I don’t see the world the way I did when I was 35, but I feel amazingly like the same person,” she says. “I’m always seeking knowledge, always seeking new insights, always seeking to understand the larger scheme of things. Whatever I’m writing about—whether it’s eternally young vampires or 5,000-year-old immortals—it’s going to be about that to some extent: about that eternal quest for understanding. The vampires are the perfect vehicle for me personally to talk about the world.”
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its only getting so so reviews
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I don't read reviews. Everyone has an opinion, and critics aren't usually fans.

I mean really - it's like some form of megalomania to go out and use your position as writer with a platform to trash someone else's work.
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I don't read reviews. Everyone has an opinion, and critics aren't usually fans.

I mean really - it's like some form of megalomania to go out and use your position as writer with a platform to trash someone else's work.
My book was just shipped but I disappointed with her wolf books. I wish she would write a sequel to the mummy.
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My book was just shipped but I disappointed with her wolf books.
Aw, man, really? I thought they were great, but I too would like a sequel to The Mummy. I love the setting on the coast in the wolf books, and the old stories that span vast stretches of time, and the characters are good - especially Reuben. I felt like it was a return to self after the self exploration she did with the Seraphim books, and of course, the Christ biographies.
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Aw, man, really? I thought they were great, but I too would like a sequel to The Mummy. I love the setting on the coast in the wolf books, and the old stories that span vast stretches of time, and the characters are good - especially Reuben. I felt like it was a return to self after the self exploration she did with the Seraphim books, and of course, the Christ biographies.
Hmmm to me Reuben was a spoiled brat. It seemed like he was handed everything and she treated him like a rock star from the beginning. Yet did not like him.

I don't think she will ever finish the Mummy and it was one of her best books.
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Aw, man, really? I thought they were great, but I too would like a sequel to The Mummy. I love the setting on the coast in the wolf books, and the old stories that span vast stretches of time, and the characters are good - especially Reuben. I felt like it was a return to self after the self exploration she did with the Seraphim books, and of course, the Christ biographies.
This is the way I looked at the Wolf books, too- her easing back in to secular & supernatural fiction. She was dipping her toes back in the water, hence the books are a bit shaky with somewhat one dimensional characters. But like you, it's the setting of the books that really drew me in and kept my attention. I wouldn't rate them as great by any means, but they are enjoyable enough.

Anne has remarked before about how divided her fans are by her own genres, and how most do not cross pollinate- wolves, angels, vampires, witches, etc. I have a pretty big cross section of her books, but the only ones that have ever called to me were her witch novels. That's the series I wish she would spend some time with again. But then again, maybe not- the story was tied up pretty neatly at the end of Taltos, and I didn't like what she did with the Mayfairs in Blood Canticle.
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This is the way I looked at the Wolf books, too- her easing back in to secular & supernatural fiction. She was dipping her toes back in the water, hence the books are a bit shaky with somewhat one dimensional characters. But like you, it's the setting of the books that really drew me in and kept my attention. I wouldn't rate them as great by any means, but they are enjoyable enough.

Anne has remarked before about how divided her fans are by her own genres, and how most do not cross pollinate- wolves, angels, vampires, witches, etc. I have a pretty big cross section of her books, but the only ones that have ever called to me were her witch novels. That's the series I wish she would spend some time with again. But then again, maybe not- the story was tied up pretty neatly at the end of Taltos, and I didn't like what she did with the Mayfairs in Blood Canticle.
Everyone has different tastes.

I bought Prince Lestat from audible.com and am listening to it now. So far I like it.
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I love nearly all of her books - castrati, witches, vampires, mummies, seraphim, werewolves, djinn, the books written as Anne Rampling and those filthy, filthy Sleeping Beauty books.

The one I don't care for is Feast of All Saints. Snooze - even Anne said afterwards that she'd never again write a book that even she didn't want to read.
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I like this book but it needs edited.
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This is the way I looked at the Wolf books, too- her easing back in to secular & supernatural fiction. She was dipping her toes back in the water, hence the books are a bit shaky with somewhat one dimensional characters. But like you, it's the setting of the books that really drew me in and kept my attention. I wouldn't rate them as great by any means, but they are enjoyable enough.

Anne has remarked before about how divided her fans are by her own genres, and how most do not cross pollinate- wolves, angels, vampires, witches, etc. I have a pretty big cross section of her books, but the only ones that have ever called to me were her witch novels. That's the series I wish she would spend some time with again. But then again, maybe not- the story was tied up pretty neatly at the end of Taltos, and I didn't like what she did with the Mayfairs in Blood Canticle.
I think that the Mayfair Witches trilogy was the only series of books I've read that only got better with each book.
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I finished it. I liked it but feel its a hard read. There are a lot of characters.
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We'll did anyone else read it?
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