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Book review: Anne Rice’s “Of Love and Evil”

I was an Anne Rice fanboy.

I still remember reading “interview with a Vampire” on the jeepney home from school, and thinking that there couldn’t possibly be anything more awesome than gay vampires who sleep in coffins together.

Since then, she’s had a devoted follower in me. I have almost all of her books, and those I couldn’t buy, I stole. Even if some of her books kind of started to dip in quality after “The Queen of the Damned”, I still bought each and everyone, being one of the Anne Rice faithful.

Her return to Christianity, however, was sort of the line in the sand for me. I didn’t pick up any of her “Christ the Lord” books, and definitely didn’t even venture anywhere near “Called Out of Darkness“. I just felt like it was a betrayal.

I did, however, give “Angel Time” a chance. And to put it bluntly, I thought it sucked (haha), especially since I had been reading John Lindqvist’s excellent “Let The Right One In” alongside it. It just paled in comaprison.

I thought that I wouldn’t even bother reading “Of Love and Evil” once it came out, but then I thought that if I could give Becca Fitzpatrick a second chance, surely Anne deserved it as well?

In which I am sorely disappointed

Book review: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s “Red Riding Hood”

To be honest, the only reason I even thought of picking up this book was because of the trailer. I’m the easiest person to market stuff to: just mention that there’s going to be some shirtless boys with accents in your product and I will be good to go.

However, making life decisions based on the availability of attractive guys hasn’t always worked out very well for me in the past. It was precisely because of “Hot-Guys-On-Book-Covers” that I ended up reading such delightful reading material like Becca Fitzpatrick’s “Hush, Hush” and Holly Black’s “White Cat“.

Would “Red Riding Hood” be a similar disappointment?

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