I’m always out of the loop, but it has come to my attention that if you’re a blogger who gives an Anne Rice book a bad review, Ms. Rice will comment on it. Apparently this turns her legion of fans into vengeful defenders of her work, flooding said blogger with hateful comments. I read a few and some were not hateful, but others were fairly outrageous.
Now that I’m aware that a bestselling author takes the time to read reviews of her books, I’d like to mention that I never cared for her style of writing. A bit too wordy for me. It reminds me of reading The Hunt for Red October and thereafter being able to pilot a nuclear submarine. It’s really not necessary for the story. And even with all the details which enabled me to pilot said submarine, I still prefer Clancy to Rice. It’s possible Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot ruined all other vampire books for me. Thanks a lot, Stephen! No, really. I mean that.