Books by Anne Rice and Complete Book Reviews

Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure. Viking, $27.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-525-42799-5
Reviewed by Tiffany ReiszIt's an odd task, reviewing purely erotic work such as Rice's Sleeping Beauty series. Pornography, as defined by the New Oxford American dictionary, is "intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional...
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Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaur, read by multiple narrators. Penguin Audio, unabridged, 12 CDs, 15.5 hrs., $50 ISBN 978-1-61176-464-2
At the start of book four in Rice’s erotic Sleeping Beauty series (after 1985’s Beauty’s Release), Beauty and her husband Laurent return to the kingdom where they once served as sex slaves, to serve on the throne 20 years later. As ruler, Beauty...
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Elizabeth Benedict, Author, Anne Rice, Author, John Irving, Author Soho Press $24 (256p) ISBN 978-1-56947-145-6
Lubed for publication during National Condom Week, this anthology of short fiction, comic essays and verse offers a variety of flavors and textures. Anne Rice, John Irving, Martin Amis and other luminaries are represented by excerpts from novels and
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Anne Rice, Author . Knopf $26.95 (460p) ISBN 0-679-45449-7
Maker of Lestat, lover of Pandora and drifter through time, Marius, one of Rice's most fascinating vampires, shares his side of the story in this latest intriguing yet rushed installment of the popular Vampire Chronicles. The intellectual and...
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Anne Rice, Author Alfred A Knopf Inc $27.5 (368p) ISBN 978-0-375-40159-6
Although Rice bid goodbye to the vampire Lestat in Memnoch the Devil, her fifth novel in The Vampire Chronicles, she has not abandoned vampires altogether. Two installments are planned this year in her New Tales of the Vampires series, and in the...
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Anne Rice, Author , read by Kristen Potter. Random House Audio $29.95 (
, unabridged, six CDs, 7 hrs., $29.95 ISBN ) ISBN 978-0-7393-5896-2
Rice’s long-awaited spiritual memoir details growing up Catholic in New Orleans in the 1940s and ’50s, her 38-year absence from the Church as an adult and her slow but steady return to faith in the late 1990s. Kirsten Potter has a...
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Anne Rice, Author A. A. Knopf $26.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-679-45448-9
The 22nd novel from the dazzlingly popular vampire chronicler (The Vampire Lestat, The Witching Hour, etc.) brings her familiar undead characters into New Orleans's underworld of witches, and then to the jungles of Central America. Charismatic,...
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Anne Rice, Author Ballantine Books $15.95 (436p) ISBN 978-0-345-36000-7
An uneasy marriage of romance and horror, this potboiler, first of a projected series, is marinated in sentimentality, melodrama and absurdity. In 1914, Lawrence Stratford, a shipping mogul-turned-archeologist, discovers the tomb of an ancient...
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Anne Rice, Author Ballantine $35 (368p) ISBN 978-0-679-44101-4
Rice has made a career out of humanizing creatures of supernatural horror, and in this fifth book of her Vampire Chronicles she requests sympathy for the Devil. Having survived his near-fatal reacquaintance with human mortality in The Tale of the...
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Anne Rice, Author Alfred A. Knopf $26 (0p) ISBN 978-0-679-42832-9
Neither a vampire nor a witch nor a mummy, but a genie provides the focus of Rice's latest (after Memnoch the Devil). The queen of high-decadent gothic deviates from her formula of interlacing spirituality and carnality here: only in the novel's...
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Anne Rice, Author Ballantine Books $7.99 (448p) ISBN 978-0-345-38475-1
Rice's fourth Vampire Chronicle--a 14-week PW bestseller and a BOMC main selection in cloth--depicts the tormented vampire Lestat's struggles with immortality. An enchanting tale of body-switching, necromancy and betrayal, set in New Orleans, Miami...
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Anne Rice, Author Alfred A Knopf Inc $26.95 (387p) ISBN 978-0-679-45447-2
Fantasy's great advantage is that authors can make anything happen--even rewriting their own stories, as Rice does here. Readers of her 1995 novel, Memnoch the Devil, will recall that the vampire Armand ended his existence by stepping into the sun....
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Anne Rice, Author Alfred A. Knopf $19.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-375-40160-2
Blood and holy water both run thick through the streets of 15th-century Florence in Rice's 21st novel of the undead, the second in a series of New Tales that leave New Orleans's cemeteries behind. While there's not much plot to this lushly described
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Anne Rice, Author Punto de Lectura $8.4 (565p) ISBN 978-84-663-0272-2
In 1995, Rice's classic thriller of Ramses's adventures in Edwardian London was published in Spanish by Ediciones B, but that version is not available in this country. Here is the mass market alternative.
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Anne Rice, Author Alfred A Knopf Inc $35 (448p) ISBN 978-0-679-40528-3
The fourth book of the Vampire Chronicles series, launched in 1976 with Interview with the Vampire (which Knopf is simultaneously reissuing in cloth), reconfirms Rice's power as a mesmerizing raconteur. In sensuous, fluid prose, she follows the...
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Anne Rice, Author Knopf $23.95 (245p) ISBN 978-0-307-26827-3
When Anne Rice stopped crafting stories about vampires and began writing about Jesus, many of her fans were shocked. This autobiographical spiritual memoir provides an account of how the author rediscovered and fully embraced her Catholic faith...
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Anne Rice, Knopf, $24.95 (160p) ISBN 978-1-4000-4354-5
In Rice's slim second Songs of the Seraphim novel (after Angel Time), the angel Malchiah whisks ex-contract killer Toby O'Dare back to 16th-century Rome, where Toby must save Vitale de Leone, a young Jewish physician who's been implicated in the...
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Anne Rice. Knopf, $25.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-307-59511-9
Rice (Interview with a Vampire) begins a new series with this exciting tale of a contemporary werewolf. Reuben Golding, in his first serious job as a reporter for the San Francisco Observer, is sent to interview Marchent Nideck, an older woman...
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Anne Rice. Knopf, $28.95 (464p) ISBN 978-0-307-96252-2
Compared to the poorly received Blood Canticle (2003), Rice’s newest Vampire Chronicles installment is triumphant. The Voice, a mysterious power, is compelling older vampires worldwide to annihilate the more newly made. Not since the massacre...
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Anne Rice, Author Suma $10.99 (0p) ISBN 978-84-95501-45-5
Turned into a major frontline film in 2002, this 1988 blockbuster is the third part of the vampire chronicles that made Rice famous. The gory and erotic novel promises to be a hot item for those familiar with Rice's previous work. [The other ...
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Anne Rice, Author Alfred A Knopf Inc $35 (592p) ISBN 978-0-679-41295-3
Returning to the Mayfair clan she introduced in The Witching Hour , Rice offers another vast, transcontinental saga of witchcraft and demonism in the tradition of Gothic melodrama. The eponymous Lasher is a demon spirit who preys on female Mayfairs...
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Anne Rice, Author . Knopf $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-375-41200-4
For her 25th fan-pleasing outing, Rice reunites some of her most popular creations and, for the first time since Memnoch the Devil (1995), lets the Vampire Lestat "write" the book. Taking up where last year's Blackwood Farm ended, the...
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Anne Rice, Author . Knopf $25.95 (267p) ISBN 978-1-4000-4353-8
Full of provocative moral reflections, this kickoff to bestseller Rice's new Songs of the Seraphim religious romance series centers on hired assassin Toby O'Dare, a one-time aspirant to the priesthood until personal tragedy unmoored his...
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Anne Rice, Author . Knopf $25.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-375-41201-1
Rice departs from her usual subject matter to pen this curious portrait of a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth. Rice's painstaking historical research is obvious throughout, whether she's...
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Anne Rice, Author . Knopf $26.95 (544p) ISBN 978-0-375-41199-1
Just in time for Halloween, Rice's latest gothic epic blends her beloved Vampire Chronicles with her Mayfair Witches series. Near the dank Sugar Devil Swamp, sinister bayou country where critters far more fearsome than gators lurk, overheated...
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Anne Rice. Knopf, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-385-34996-3
Reuben Golding is a new werewolf (following the events of 2012’s The Wolf Gift). He now lives in a Northern California mansion with his mentor, Felix, and other shapeshifters, occasionally killing evildoers as the vigilante called Man Wolf. Readers...
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Anne Rice, Author Alfred A Knopf Inc $25.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-679-43302-6
Recurrent memories of past tragedies conjure up a violin-playing ghost in Rice's tortured, surely semi-autobiographical tale of love and grief. Narrator Triana has long accused herself of complicity in the deaths of her alcoholic mother and cancer-ri
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Anne Rice, Author Alfred A Knopf Inc $29.95 (480p) ISBN 978-0-679-42573-1
Cutting-edge gene mapping intertwines with ancient mysteries in this continuation of Rice's series of novels about witches and the supernatural. A ``taltos'' is the superhuman result of the crossbreeding of two human witches who possess an extra...
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Anne Rice, Author :Knopf $25.95 (241p) ISBN 978-1-4000-4352-1
In the New Testament, the miracle at the wedding at Cana\x97where Jesus turned water into wine\x97marks the commencement of his tumultuous three-year ministry. In Rice's beautifully observed novel, a sequel to 2005's Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt,...
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Anne Rice, read by Ron McLarty. Random House Audio, unabridged, 14 CDs, 17.5 hrs., $45 ISBN 978-0-307-87722-2
In Rice's first foray into werewolf territory, reporter Reuben Golding gets more than he bargained for after interviewing the lovely Marchent Nidek about a mansion belonging to her missing explorer uncle. In no time, Golding receives the wolf gift:...
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Anne Rice, read by Simon Vance. Random House Audio, , unabridged, 15 CDs, 19 hrs., $45 ISBN 978-0-385-36178-1
Narrator Vance lends his voice to the exciting audio edition of the 11th book in Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series. The Voice, a mysterious power, is compelling older vampires worldwide to annihilate their younger peers. Not since the massacre...
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Anne Rice, Author, James Naughton, Read by , read by James Naughton. Random House Audio $34.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-1603-0
Roles don't come a whole lot juicier than playing Jesus, so James Naughton hit the jackpot when he got to read Rice's first-person account of the life of Jesus—or Yeshua, as Rice has it. Naughton has a booming baritone—the...
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Anne Rice, Author, Susan Ed. Rice, Author Knopf Publishing Group $29.95 (464p) ISBN 978-0-394-55823-3
The cult audience for Rice's two previous vampire novels, Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat , will undoubtedly broaden with this third book, which features the same characters and a more complex plot. As before, Rice tells her story...
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Anne Rice, Author, Susan Ed. Rice, Author Knopf Publishing Group $35 (976p) ISBN 978-0-394-58786-8
``We watch and we are always here'' is the motto of the Talamasca, a saintly group with extrasensory powers which has for centuries chronicled the lives of the Mayfairs--a dynasty of witches that brought down a shower of flames in 17th-century...
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Anne Rice, Author, Derek Jacobi, Read by Random House Audio $25 (0p) ISBN 978-0-375-41621-7
Talbot, a vampire familiar to Rice readers, though now inhabiting a different body, relates this eerie tale about an ""octoroon of exceptional beauty"" named Merrick, a Mayfair witch with whom he has been obsessed for an eternity. The narrative...
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Anne Rice, Author, Josh Heine, Read by , read by Josh Heine. Random House Audio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-1376-3
Believer and nonbeliever alike are familiar with the story of Jesus Christ. But most tales tend to focus on his last days and eventual crucifixion. Rice explores Jesus' youth, and tells of his family's journey from Egypt to Judea and of the...
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Anne Rice, Author, Anne Rampling, Author Arbor House Publishing $17.95 (439p) ISBN 978-0-87795-826-0
Under the pseudonym of Rampling, Anne Rice (The Vampire Lestat wrote the erotic confection Exit to Eden ; this novel, too, has a highly sensual aura. Jeremy Walker, a middle-aged children's book author renowned for his beautiful, old-fashioned...
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Anne Rice. Knopf, $27.95 (288p) ISBN 978-1-5247-3264-6
A furious battle with an implacable enemy of the vampire Lestat energizes the plot of this new episode in Rice’s sprawling Vampire Chronicles. Upon returning to his court in France, vampire Prince Lestat is informed that the ancient vampire...
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Anne Rice. Knopf, $28.95 (480p) ISBN 978-0-385-35379-3
Rice teases readers with questions—what is the place called Atalantaya, and what does Amel, the Core that connects all vampires and currently resides in vampire prince Lestat, have to do with it?—for fully half of her 12th Vampire Chronicles novel (a
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Anne and Christopher Rice. Anchor, $16 trade paper (416p) ISBN 978-1-101-97032-4
In this slick sequel to The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned (1989), immortals gifted with virtual indestructibility scheme as nastily against one another as the similarly endowed characters in Anne Rice’s celebrated Vampire Chronicles. Having imbibed a...
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