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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Isabell, Aug 9, 2005.
Will do. The library has saved me a fortune.
I think a bunch of Rice's stuff is great, and it has served its purpose in my reading life. I used to like to read her between big, challenging works (generally assignments) as a sort of palate cleanser. For the most part, I've found her novels easy to get into and easy to forget when I'm done and ready to move on to a rougher text. And really, is there anything WRONG with "monster porn" every once in a while? Sometimes you just need a kill switch. Killswitch? Kill-switch? Hell.
I believe I have mentioned on these forums previously how I dislike reading Rice's novels. The farthest I have ever reached in her stories was Servant of the Bones, which was about half way through and a good bit of that was because I had nothing else on my person to read so it was out of desperation. Everything else was abandoned between chapters 1 to 3. Even though my best friend kept insisting that I try to finish the books. I just think that trying to cut my wrists would be less painful.
seems a shame most of you either don't like Anne Rice, or haven't read any of her books and are content to take someone else's negative opinion as your own.. i found her books highly enjoyable, and i would say Witching Hour, indeed the whole Mayfair Witches series, to be some of her best.. Violin was striking also the Mummy, Servant of the Bones too... her books are written in such an intense, rich style, they capture my imagination, and my emotions as well..
of course, she has found religion apparently, and i have not attempted her Christ book as yet.. as an atheist, i could only treat it as another fantasy, but perhaps enjoy her writing style still.. if i see the book in a sale bin maybe...
You're quite right, Tiffany and zen. Rule number one with reading is that nobody can tell us what we're supposed to be reading --especially when we're reading for our own pleasure. I probably read plenty of stuff that would horrify everybody here. I'll just never tell.
I read Interview with the Vampire, but yeah, Anne Rice has an odd writing style. She's difficult to get into at first. I liked Interview, but I haven't read any more of her books yet.
I have heard a lot about her Sleeping Beauty Trilogy and I'm thinking of reading that, I may order it.
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