Monday, November 23, 2009
I gave up on Anne Rice when I was maybe 15, probably about halfway through Queen of the Damned. I liked Interview with the Vampire well enough and the rock star stuff kept me going through The Vampire Lestat, but at some point in Queen of the Damned I kind of burned out on dead dudes in fancy shirts telling stories about how they met other dead dudes in fancy shirts and then they spent the next 112 years angsting at each other.
I retained a certain fondness for Rice, and I knew she kept churning out vampire books long after I lost interest. But I hadn't known until fairly recently that at some point she found God, dropped Lestat and company and started writing religious books. Her book Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt followed Christ as a little boy, and apparently it was on its way to becoming a big, epic movie before things went awry.
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