Thursday, October 27, 2005

From Vampires to Jesus

Author Anne Rice, known for her dark series of vampire novels (Interview With the Vampire and her most recent, Blood Canticle), has decided to head in a different direction with her writing. Her next book is titled . . . Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. In the latest issue of Newsweek, Rice says, "I promised that from now on I would write only for the Lord." The book, which is scheduled for release next week, is described as "a novel about the 7-year-old Jesus, narrated by Christ himself."


At Saturday, November 19, 2005 12:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a bit saddened to see Rice depart from horror fiction. At the same time I've always been amazed that no one has ever stayed true to the original Bram Stoker themes which underly Dracula and all vampire lore. A ghoulish being offers a bogus "eternal life" to anyone who drinks his blood (as we saw Tom Cruise do in the film of INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE) The vampire's blood only guaranteed status as one of the un-dead, which is a pale imitation dime-store version of eternal life thru the ATONING BLOOD SACRIFICE of Christ our Lord.
Interestingly, in only one film can I recall even a crude Christian witness. In FRIGHTNIGHT a boy holds up a crucifix. The vampire crushes the cross in his hand yet as he does so he sternly warns the boy about the power of the cross: YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE for that to work!


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