Wait—she's been writing religious books?

Huh. I guess that just goes to show you how much attention I pay to Anne Rice's career.

I had a friend in high school who was a fan of the Interview With The Vampire series, so I slogged through the first three books, but that was all I could take. Last I heard, Rice had written several more Lestat books and seemed all set to keep on writing vampire stories forever, but apparently I'm way behind the times—Rice swore off vampire novels in 2004 in favor of writing books about the life of Jesus Christ. In an interview with Christianity Today, she is quoted as saying: "I would never go back, not even if they say you will be financially ruined. I would be a fool for all eternity to turn my back on God like that."

Unfortunately for Rice, her no-vamp rule doesn't seem to be sticking. According to Time, Rice now says that she'll be writing one more Lestat novel—but she doesn't consider it to be a violation of her earlier statement, because this novel will have a definite "Christian framework and a focus on the theme of redemption".
Posted by: Julianka


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