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The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
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May 23, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: paranormal-fiction
Read in May, 2012

What a tremendous disappointment it is to read my first Anne Rice novel. The first 200 pages were stilted and lifeless without depth of character. It lacked passion. It became mildly interesting during the 2nd half of the book, but it was bogged down by philosophical meanderings ad nauseaum that were too poetic to be considered entertaining or enriching. If only more time had been given to plot and character development and less on the authors ethereal wanderings. In the end, it was if I was sitting in the back of a church at a revival meeting where everyone is nodding and saying "Amen", but no one is really listening to the lackluster sermon anymore.

Perhaps I should explain that as a mother of a severe and profoundly disabled child I have long ago given up the need to make reason of the universe. I have little patience for people who can't accept ideopathic as a reason. I believe that today is to be celebrated and lived. I'm not a fan of worry and philosophical ramblings. I do enjoy entertainment and the gift of a good storyteller. This was simply not the book for me.
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Ben Tyler I don't believe Anne Rice is for you period. The Wolf Gift isn't spectacular but her older better books are even deeper than that.

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