Anne Rice





Anne Rice

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in New Orleans, Louisiana, The United States
October 04, 1941

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Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien) is a best-selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books. Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002. Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult-themed fiction (i.e., erotica) and A.N. Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado-masochism.


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Weather is becoming ever more a mystery. It's chilly this morning in the California desert. There is snow on the nearby mountains. I can't recall it ever being this cold in late April. How bizarre.

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Average rating: 3.85 · 1,453,863 ratings · 36,989 reviews · 71 distinct works · Similar authors
Interview with the Vampire ...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 350,772 ratings — published 1976 — 167 editions
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The Vampire Lestat (The Vam...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 127,692 ratings — published 1985 — 104 editions
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The Queen of the Damned (Th...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 100,125 ratings — published 1988 — 92 editions
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The Witching Hour (Lives of...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 75,050 ratings — published 1990 — 61 editions
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The Tale of the Body Thief ...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 63,403 ratings — published 1992 — 58 editions
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Memnoch the Devil (The Vamp...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 58,722 ratings — published 1995 — 56 editions
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The Vampire Armand (The Vam...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 50,667 ratings — published 1998 — 24 editions
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Lasher (Lives of the Mayfai...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 44,022 ratings — published 1993 — 48 editions
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 39,359 ratings — published 1994 — 56 editions
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The Mummy
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 34,074 ratings — published 1989 — 51 editions
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Interviews

November 2008, Anne Rice
"The supernatural world has always been more real to me than the real world. I feel a great surge of energy when I acknowledge that there is a world beyond this one. In my early novels I made up stories about forces that I sensed. Now I write about faith in something in which I completely believe. " ...More

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“None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

“You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.”
Anne Rice

“Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Polls

What is your favorite Book Series?

Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
 
  332 votes, 20.5%

A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin
 
  96 votes, 5.9%

Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
 
  88 votes, 5.4%

YOU WILL NOT MAKE ME CHOOSE. (too many) (write-in)
 
  81 votes, 5.0%

Harry Potter (write-in)
 
  70 votes, 4.3%

I can't always choose a favourite... (write-in)
 
  67 votes, 4.1%

THE INFERNAL DEVICES - CASSANDRA CLARE (write-in)
 
  65 votes, 4.0%

Divergent - Veronica Roth
 
  63 votes, 3.9%

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
 
  57 votes, 3.5%

Too many I can't answer (write-in)
 
  42 votes, 2.6%

The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare (write-in)
 
  39 votes, 2.4%

Fifty Shades - E.L. James
 
  30 votes, 1.9%

Percy Jackson and The Olympians (write-in)
 
  29 votes, 1.8%

Discworld series - Terry Pratchett (write-in)
 
  28 votes, 1.7%

The Dark Tower - Stephen King
 
  26 votes, 1.6%

The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
 
  26 votes, 1.6%

Don't have favorites (write-in)
 
  24 votes, 1.5%

toooo many to choose from (write-in)
 
  23 votes, 1.4%

Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead (write-in)
 
  22 votes, 1.4%

The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice
 
  20 votes, 1.2%

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
 
  17 votes, 1.1%

Wheel of Time (write-in)
 
  15 votes, 0.9%

Anne (of Green Gables) - L. M. Montgomery (write-in)
 
  15 votes, 0.9%

PJO/HoO (write-in)
 
  13 votes, 0.8%

Legend by Marie Lu (write-in)
 
  12 votes, 0.7%

Sigma Force Series - James Rollins
 
  11 votes, 0.7%

Dark Hunter - Sherrilyn Kenyon (write-in)
 
  11 votes, 0.7%

The Stormlight Archive - Brandon Sanderson (write-in)
 
  11 votes, 0.7%

The Lux Series - Jennifer L. Armentrout (write-in)
 
  9 votes, 0.6%

I can't decide!!! (write-in)
 
  9 votes, 0.6%

Lord of the rings (write-in)
 
  9 votes, 0.6%

The Ranger's Apprentice- John Flanagan (write-in)
 
  8 votes, 0.5%

In Death Series - J.D Robb (write-in)
 
  8 votes, 0.5%

Throne of Glass-Sarah Maas (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 0.4%

outlander Series (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 0.4%

Kate Daniels - Ilona Andrews (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 0.4%

the unbecoming of mara dyer - michelle hodkins (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 0.4%

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer (write-in)
 
  6 votes, 0.4%

the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy (write-in)
 
  6 votes, 0.4%

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone-Laini Taylor (write-in)
 
  6 votes, 0.4%

the outlander series (write-in)
 
  6 votes, 0.4%

Dune - Frank Herbert (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

Twilight - Richard Laymon
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

The Last Hunter - Jeremy Robinson
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

Charlie Parker series - John Connolly (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

The Covenent — Jennifer L. Armentrout (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

Sailor Moon ~ Naoko Takeuchi (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

Immortals After Dark - Kresley Cole (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

The Protector of the Small - Tamora Pierce (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 0.3%

The Adversary Cycle - F. Paul Wilson
 
  4 votes, 0.2%

Robert Langdon Series (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.2%

Skullduggery Pleasant; Burton & Swinburne (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.2%

a series of unfortunate events (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.2%

The Sword of Truth Series- Terry Goodkind (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.2%

The Witcher series (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.2%

Little Women etc. - L. M. Alcott (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.2%

Incarnations of Immortality - Piers Anthony (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Gone Series - Michael Grant (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Unwind - Neal Shusterman
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

The chemical garden (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Inheritance Cycle - Christopher Paolini (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

The Raven Boys - Maggie Steifvater (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Sharpe - Bernard Cornwell (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Forgotten Realms - Various, Greenwood, Salvatore, Cunningham. (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

House of Night - PC and Kristen Cast (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

The Fionavar Tapestry - Guy Gavriel Kay (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Penryn and the End of Days- Susan Ee (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Howl's Moving Castle trilogy by Diana Wynne Jones (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Assassin/Shifter series by Sandrine Gasq-Dion (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Left Behind - Tim LaHaye
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Captive Prince (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Hopeless - Colleen Hoover (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.2%

Grey Wolves - Quinn Loftis (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

The Lunar Chronicles (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

Nero Wolfe (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

Divergent, Royal Wedding, Hunger Games, and Mother Daughter Book Club (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

Warlord Chronicles - Bernard Cornwell (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

After - Anna Todd (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

Foundation Series (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

Gabriel inferno series (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

The Riftwar Saga - Raymond E Feist (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

James lee burke (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

Sweet Evil- Wendy Higgins (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

The Sisters Grimm (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

Little House - Laura Ingalls Wilder (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

the grisha (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

The sword of truth series- terry goodkind (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

The Five Ancestors - Jeff Stone
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Mother Daughter Book Club-Heather VogelFrederick (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Collins New Naturalist series (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Seven Realms Series - Cinda Williams Chima (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Web of Hearts and Souls (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Old Kingdom Trilogy by Garth Nix (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Vampire Diaries
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Sweet Valley High (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

THE OLYMUS (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Kingdom Series - Chuck Black (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Mark of the Lion - Francine Rivers (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Tiger's Curse - Colleen Houck (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Bronze Horseman (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Night's Dawn Triology (Peter F Hamilton) (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Thoroughbred (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Darkness Chosen - Christina Dodd (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Harry Potter and Robert Langdon Series (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Sorcerer's Ring series - Morgan Rice (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Oxford Time Travel Series (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Pretty Little Liars (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Baroque Cycle-Neal Stephenson (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

schooled in magic-Christopher G.Nuttall (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Mortal Instrument, Fallen, Twillight (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Gregor the overllander (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Earthsea (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

slaughterhouse 5 (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

the summer i turned pretty (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Repairman Jack - F Paul Wilson (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

wicked lovely- Melissa Marr (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Adventures of Tintin (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Gods Lions - John Lyman
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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