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  1. #1 Anne Rice: From Vampires to Jesus 
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    The memoir follows the release of two books in a planned four-part, first-person chronicle of the life of Jesus.

    And in this new 245-page memoir, Rice presents her former life as vampire writer as that of a soul-searching wanderer in the deserts of atheism; as someone akin to her most famous literary creations — Lestat, her "dark search engine," Louis the aristocrat-turned-vampire and Egyptian Queen Akasha, "the mother of all vampires."

    "I do think that those dark books were always talking about religion in their own way. They were talking about the grief for a lost faith," she said.

    In 2002, Rice broke away completely from atheism — nearly four decades after she gave up her Roman Catholic faith as the 1960s started. It happened when she went off to college and found her peers talking about existentialism — Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre. Religion, she writes, was too restrictive to the young Rice. Too out of step.

    Yet, religion had to come back into her life, she writes. For her, it was something she'd have to face up to again like an absent parent or a long-lost love child or Banquo the ghost in Macbeth.
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    I have my reservations about what she will write about Jesus (I suspect it will be a very liberalized story), but I had to cackle with glee over all the little atheist goths who bitched and moaned when she gave up atheism and vampires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    I have my reservations about what she will write about Jesus (I suspect it will be a very liberalized story), but I had to cackle with glee over all the little atheist goths who bitched and moaned when she gave up atheism and vampires.
    I hear the books she's done so far are engaging and well written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I hear the books she's done so far are engaging and well written.
    She is an excellent author.She has her own story theology that sets one thinking.It isn't necessarily Christian to an accepted degree but thought provoking .She is sort of a poor mans Taylor Caldwell and has obviously thought long and hard on the subject.Le Vampire Lestat has a dialog with a demon who wants him to take a new job with him.The demon spells out the jobs details and explains why he was cast out !The theology follows .
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    I read one her soft "porn" books.
    Didn't get a rise out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I hear the books she's done so far are engaging and well written.

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    As a long-time fan, especially of her older novels, I don't think that her spiritual awakening is any surprise. Her characters grapple with good vs evil issues throughout her novels. Her vampires desperately want God's grace, but feel that they are cast out of it. Her love of her catholic backround was evident even in those books she wrote as an atheist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadCat View Post
    I read one her soft "porn" books.
    Didn't get a rise out of it.
    Definitely not. All of that pony stuff was a snore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    As a long-time fan, especially of her older novels, I don't think that her spiritual awakening is any surprise. Her characters grapple with good vs evil issues throughout her novels. Her vampires desperately want God's grace, but feel that they are cast out of it. Her love of her catholic backround was evident even in those books she wrote as an atheist.
    Very true. Her earlier works are completely shot through with the search for faith. She treated devout characters with surprising empathy and gentleness.

    I think it's interesting that a number of lapsed Catholics have reconsidered their position since the decades-long push to reinstate the Tridentine mass is finally bearing fruit. ;)
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