Anne Rice on her return to the Catholic Church

  • lostlogic

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    Sep 08, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/archives/2009/090609.html

    Some of Anne Rice’s most enduring art comes from the darkest corners of her imagination. The Vampire Chronicles have been read by millions around the world.

    Find out what Anne Rice's vampire characters were really about, and why she has decided to leave them behind. Anne Rice is still writing but this time, not from the dark side. Her latest book is Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession. Mary Hynes talks to Anne Rice this week on Tapestry.

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    Sep 08, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    For pete's sake
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    Sep 08, 2009 9:00 PM GMT

    Out of what darkness?
    We knew it was fiction...I hope she did.

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    Sep 08, 2009 10:02 PM GMT
    she didn't. I think she's nuts...

    I liked the V.C. until she fired her editor...then she got a little crazy with the bad writing...luckily she had already become popular.

    Kinda like Stephanie Meyers...hmmm
  • lostlogic

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    Sep 09, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    Of course she didn't believe her characters were real. I believe what she meant was that she started writing "dark fiction" after two major tragedies and lost faith. Her characters unconsciously became a metaphor of her feeling let down by what she thought was supposed to be her saving grace, God.
  • rnch

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    Sep 09, 2009 7:30 PM GMT
    i tried some of her newer stuff....arrrgh.

    bring back the vampire lestat and espically the mayfair family! born and raised in new orleans; i find her mayfair family series close to my heart. i'd love to do a three-way with micheal and rowan! icon_cool.gif

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    Sep 09, 2009 8:00 PM GMT
    rnch said bring back the vampire lestat and espically the mayfair family! born and raised in new orleans; i find her mayfair family series close to my heart.

    Somewhere along the way Rice lost the ability to edit herself. Lestat and the Mayfairs were so compelling because Rice took care to construct a setting of detailed reality for her supernatural events. And that detailed setting is instantly recognizable if you've spent any time in New Orleans. The setting made the magic believable and you cared about her characters.

    Sadly at some point she decided it was enough to sit at her computer and let it flow.
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    Sep 09, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    She's been doing this new "style" of writing for awhile now.. have you tried Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt? I'm somewhat religious but I just can't get into this one for the life of me. There's nothing there to pique my interest like the vampires and witches did for me in the past. Depressing. Try Christopher Rice, her son. Gay themes. Awesome writer.
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    Sep 10, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    jp2378 saidShe's been doing this new "style" of writing for awhile now.. have you tried Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt? I'm somewhat religious but I just can't get into this one for the life of me. There's nothing there to pique my interest like the vampires and witches did for me in the past. Depressing. Try Christopher Rice, her son. Gay themes. Awesome writer.


    Christopher Rice is good too!