Thursday, March 06, 2008

It's a close call

It's in the blood: Anne Rice's new work is the second of four planned books chronicling the life of Jesus Christ. Christopher's novel is about gay love among Marines.*

Hmmmm, which to read? Which to read?

*from USA Today

13 comments:

Chaucer's Bitch said...

how is that even a question? Ann Rice is crap.

jason said...

ugh
neither?

Michael said...

CB, yeah, I was kinda kidding around......Jesus vs. gay marines....not really a contest. Still, I'm here to admit I floved the first vampire novel she did. There is an undeniable appeal for my people in the vampire legend....sleep all day, party all night, never get old.....capes!

Jason, exactly. I did read his first novel, and it was OK, but nothing that that made me frothy for whatever followed.

sam said...

Chris' last book was rushed and you could tell he wasn't into it at all. I've never read any of Anne's books. Predictably, I say go for the gay love.

Michael said...

Sam, I remember enjoying "Interview With The Vampire" and then liking each sequel less and less. Of course, it was all in the late 70s and early 80s when I was but a wee lad, so who the hell knows.

yani said...

Good grief... when the hell did Anne Rice turn into a teeny, tiny, little old lady?

And yeah, I've been over her stuff for a while now... and Chris's stuff is just overblown and not that great really...

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

I've only read one Anne Rice's and it was nowhere near as good as I was hoping (based on the movie Interview with a Vampire and the convent she lives (lived?) in in New Orleans.

And Christopher Rice inherited her ability to entertain me.

Kevin said...

I'm easily entertained, so I'd read, and have read, both authors (authoresses?) But I'm not sure the life of Jesus as a boy vampire mummy covered in gold living in Rome is interesting. Or whatever they are about.

Michael said...

Sounds like we have a consensus.

The Other Andrew said...

Maybe I'm a bit of a dissenter, because I loves me some Anne Rice. Overblown? Sure. And your point being? I have most of her book in hardcover, the love goes so deep. Or did, I kind of petered out around the Jesus books.

PS. I'm with Yani, when did she become a little old lady?

However, I would probably go for Christopher's book. I think the possibility of hot marine buttsecks trumps plain old sucking. You know, vampire sucking.

Michael said...

I think I bailed when Lestat went to Hell or something. I also read the first witch book. Then I was done. And I'm not touching her Jesus books with a 6-12" pole.

The Other Andrew said...

Yeah, well I don't do Jesus books either but I LOVED "Blackwood Farm" one of the later vampire/witch crossover books. I'm a freak, naturlich.

Michael said...

Y'all are right. She IS shrinking. It must be the Catholicism. My grandma used to go to church every day and she looked just like that.