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At the end of this book my first thoughts "WERENOW TO BEGIN AN AMAZING SERIES OF CHRONICLES AND "to begin an amazing series of chronicles and hope that this is Rice s intention In my eyes not as good as her greats like Cry to Heaven The Feast of All Saints or the earlier Vampire Chronicles but definitely back to her original style And I weep with relief Gone is that evil demon who replaced Anne in Christian clothing for so long replaced once again with the witty intelligent Woman Who Encompasses Her who encompasses her around the great arguments of theology and human spirit in a well rounded true to debate styleyFor
THE WOMAN WHO MADE THE VAMPIRE woman who made the Vampire not some Twihard idiot it should only be correct that she be allowed to take the baton forward into the dark and nightly world of the werewolf The story was somewhat erratic for me in laces and although I loved not knowing where it was going I felt disjointed from her direction at times However overall I think this a job well done and definitely loved the later end of the book and where it looks to go in the future I also Popular Representations of Development prefered the historical characters within this tale and felt connected to them in the brief memories and meetings than I did to Reuben or Laura In fact I would go far as to say that I did not really like Reuben Laura or any of the female characters that much at all but I m hoping that their future development wouldrove otherwise This was not because their characters held any great flaws but simply that I couldn t connect with them Reuben seemed to fall in love with any willowy woman at the drop of a hat and Laura had no true dept Wow Just wow I had no idea Anne Rice had fallen so far I used to really like her Scratch that I loved the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches I stopped reading her after Blackwood Farm and when she was in her God Sister for Sale phase I disowned her completely So when I learned she was back and with a supernatural themed book to boot I was so excited Yeah not so fastThis book was terrible Simply terrible I dragged through reading it for weeks just because I felt I owed it to her fromast love of her writing but it was The Blue Door (Threshold painful The characters were so boring they had zero substance and weren t all that likeable And seriously we re supposed to believe that Reuben was just magically okay with the fact he turned into a Man Wolf And he magically and immediately has an understanding of this gift and races off to be a 4 footed Batman every night Without ever getting caught LAME And we re supposed to believe he was able to just jump into the sack with Marchent within 2 hours of meeting her Oh and within 5 minutes of meeting Laura in the woods a Man Wolf in his wolf form She just has no fear of this manwolf hybrid and is willing to have womanwolf sex with him Seriously And after sleeping with him twice she s willing to move in with him and risk her life with him Ugh Oh yeah and all the nasty talk about his manarts in wolf form or all the disgusting descriptions of him eating a bobcat and a mountain lion YUCK and how orgasmic everything always is It was just stupid I thought the whole supernatural Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity part was slighly interesting with the chrism and such but it was carried out sooorly I really have never seen such terrible writing from Anne Rice It was ainful I will not be recommending this book to anyone I can t wait to get it off my shelf So the Wolf GiftWhat can I say It could only have been written by Anne Rice I m actually stumped as to how someone MAN OR MONSTERAnne Rice reinvented the vampire legendDiscover what she's done with the werewolf mythAf.
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By No One Dresses The Way TheyNo one dresses the way they in her books No one speaks the way they do in her books Certainly she had no concept of age The hero Reuben already has his Masters at 23 for example I feel like she writes her historical books and her contemporary books in much the same way But her writing works for historical fiction or for example for the vampires who were mostly born in another time who often act older than they look It sounds natural when Lestat says My god but not so much when a 16 year old boy from California says itHowever her writing has a rhythm to it the essence hasn t changed at all It s her language her themes her character types her dialogue the catchphrases I recognize from so many other books Dear God Lord God For the love of hell etc Powerfully excited was used at least ten times If you had told me that this was a lost manuscript from the 80s I would have believed you if not for the fact that everyone had an iPhoneIn that way although I d never read the book before the reading experience was almost similar to that of reading a comfort read for me And I found the characters likable enough because none of them were the old characters I loved being rendered utterly unrecognizable as happened with the last books in the Vampire Chronicles So I enjoyed it It wasn t a hard read at all for me I read it in a day I reminded me a lot of The Mummy for example The only two aspects of this book that I felt set it apart from her earlier writing was 1 It was much Catholic That aspect was much overt 2 It was less gay or should I say less bi sexual There was a gay character but he was very clearly marked as such unlike the general love and affection between men in her earlier book where every male character including the hero fell in love with another man or mentioned having been in love with another man despite never being identified as gay or bisexualAlso I can only end with 3 Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience points1 Thehrase Man Wolf never stopped being funny2 There was WAY too much werewolfhuman sex3 The most hilarious line in the book Well you re one splendid boy wolf I ll tell you that Here s a little history I read Anne Rice when I was a teenager back in 1976 Yep I was sixteen When I was twenty five Anne blew my mind with The Vampire Lestat Hail the Brat Prince Damn I still think Lestat is one of the best characters ever and yes he has influenced my writing In fact I raced through the novel again to The War to End All Wars prime myself for The Wolf Gift To backtrack I thought the Mayfair Witches series was amazing I still don t understand how HBO hasn t crafted a killer series from those books The Mummy was also remarkable but Rice let it die WhyAs a fan I kept reading her books until I started wondering what the hell was going on in her universe The books seemed and sillyThen Rice made the GOD jump She lost me there I said good luck and farewellThen came The Wolf Gift Ooo Rice explores the supernatural realm I bit I readI read read read Surely I had been duped This couldn t be Anne Rice Well wait long ramblingassages of Death Comes for the Archbishop purplerose check too much God stuff check assages in serious need of editing checkI lost count of how many characters stood in the door Ouch It s never comfortable being trapped inside a doorOkay I ll. Ter a brutal attack Reuben finds himself changing His hair is longer his skin is sensitive and her can. ,
Stop rambling Let s get down to basics This book never engaged me The characters were distant and stiff If Rice had dropped a nuclear bomb on them I would have shrugged and closed the book All the characters speak in the same stilted cadences They all sound like boring history Damias Children professors The goo Before I begin this review I have to mention a few things I have read several reviews both here on Goodreads and on and I have to sayeople don t get it They don t get this book they read drivel like 50 Shades of Grey or Twilight and believe that those books are good examples of supernatural andor erotic literature They are not For every Cutremur de timp person that is grossed out by icky MorphenkindHuman sexual relations or turned off on the whole novel because they main character starts out by cheating on his girlfriend This book is not for you If you cannot understand the mythological context of werewolf as therimal human sexuality this is not for you If you are so naive to believe that good Backlash : La guerre froide contre les femmes people don t find love ineculiar laces Then this book is not for you Frankly I don t see how anyone who has ever read an Anne Rice book would be shocked at any of these events I consider myself an Anne Rice fan though I have not read all of her books I stopped the Vampire Chronicles in the middle of Memnoch the Devil It was clear she was having a religious epiphany and I did not want my beloved characters forces into it with her I read the Lives of the Mayfair witches through most of Taltos I icked up Pandora Merrick and Blood and Gold and longed to find out what happened when the characters met in the crossovers books I have yet to go back and find them So I chose the Wolf Gift to begin my new journey with AnneI am glad I did While it is true that Anne s writing has changed over the years I don t think that this change detracts from her ability to tell a great story I am not going to go into a recap of the story here you can find that information on a book jacket or in any number of the other reviews on this siteWhat I can say is that she has drawn us into the world of the morphenkind by introducing us to Reuben Golding A young man who is obviously
living in the wrong time he is wisein the wrong time he is wise his years and drawn into the mystery of Nideck Point a large Patagonia Express property that carries with it many secretsNow as someone who has not grown uprivileged like
Reuben I still found it easy to relate to him He isI still found it easy to relate to him He is by mythology and literature and by the world that came before him It was easy to see how someone could get caught up in a mysterious house even before the tragedy that befalls him which ultimately changes his life foreverI am a lover of mythology especially supernatural mythology and have done my own research on werewolves I found it refreshing that she turned this genre on it head by not including many of the recently created tropes associated with werewolf folklore There was no lunar cycle no silver bullet Anne is known for her impeccable research into a topic before writing and you can tell she did it hereThe only con I found in reading this novel was that there is some echo of her vampire mythology hiding in these Predator pages How can their not be You have immortal creatures who must kill as a means of survival There is the struggle between good and evilas alwaysI for one cannot wait until October 2013 when the seuel is released I want to know about the Morphenkind and their adventures throughout history. Hear things he never could beforeNow he must confront the beast within him or lose himself completely.