1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Anne Rice does not disapoint
Where as this is not her greatest of books it is still a very fine read that puts you back in touch with many of your favourite characters from both the Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches series. Some say Anne Rice is not on top form anymore, well I agree to a lesser degree perhaps some of her earlier books are superior but I still think this book is engaging and a...
Published on 1 Nov 2004 by Mr. C. J. Thorpe
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If anything, it's not even worth one star...
First off, can I just say that I adored the Vampire Chronicles up until Blackwood Farm came out. Even the smaller, minor-character-focused books were good in their own way. I loved Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, even Memnoch the Devil... But not this one.
* The plot. While there is some semblance of a plot in this novel, it's not really...
Published on 3 Jun 2009 by Alivet
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter drivel,
Similarly, it's my guess that William Caxton is turning in his grave at the knowledge that his invention was used to create this abomination. Avoid it like the plague. No redeeming features whatsoever, a personal insult to anyone who buys it.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please complete these beautiful chronicles for yourself and don't let the negative reviews put you off,
This book along with the Blackwood Farm is fantastic and part of the most amazing series of books I have ever read. I never normally do customer reviews but these books and chronicles have made me feel I had to say something about the bad reviews for these two final books of Anne Rice's Vampire chronicles as these reviews nearly put me off completing the chronicles which I am ashamed I ever considered doing.
I can not understand how people who have read all the other books can not take these books with the same love and appreciation that they surely felt for the previous books. Now I do agree with some of the comments made that Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle are not written in the same way as the previous chronicles but I do not think this lessons them in anyway if anything it just provides the reader with new dimensions of the much loved character of Lestat while also introducing us to other new and interesting characters and themes. I can't believe that anyone who read the first books could not take the new characters of Quinn into there hearts, to me he is very reminiscent of Lestats beloved Lewis but without the tormented soul. I also agree that the last two books do veer away from the main vampirism themes but Quinn tells his life story so beautifully that this again can be forgiven. I think the books only major downfall is the change in Lestats language especially in the Blood Canticle its quite distracting his use of modern words such as duds, dudes, hunny bunch is all very strange and I'm not sure why Anne Rice chose to add these in.
But overall these books are wonderful on so many levels being happy sad, dark, romantic, erotic, and so much more and I think them a more than a adequate end to the story of Lestat they show that he has lived, learned and grown from his experience's and you are left with the belief that he will as they say "endure", while still at the same time managing to get himself involved in many future adventures or troubles depending on how you look at it.
My only tip would be that you read these finally two books as if they where one read them in quick succession so that you can keep the flow and depth of the sorry continued from one book to the other.
I hope you all love these books as much as I did.
Blackwood Farm (Vampire Chronicles)
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It must be a joke it cannot end this way,
It was not a good idea to join the Mayfair Witches with the vampire chronicles it just did not work because it was all to much about the witches and nothing on the vampires. She should just have stopped on Memnock The Devil.(god that was bad enough on its own)I have grown up reading Ann Rice novels and I have loved nearly all of them apart from Memnock, Black Wood Farm which I read one page of and decided I wouldn’t bother with the rest and last but not least this one. Maybe it is about time she stopped writing the chronicles, she is either running out of ideas or she is losing her touch ill go for the second option.
9 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars REVIEW OF 'BLOOD CANTICLE' - SEQUEL TO 'BLACKWOOD FARM',
This gave the impression of a story outline that had been padded just sufficiently to meet the terms of a contract - and no more. As the sequel to the absolutely magnificent Blackwood Farm it was about the worst let-down I have ever experienced from a previously outstanding author and I received the definite impression of 'can't be bothered' (with either book or, far worse, with the hopes and expectations of her many faithful readers.)
I am well aware that the author had recently suffered a bereavement but having suffered more a few of those myself (from being doubly orphaned in early teens, having no other family to turn to, as well as total loss of all useful life through avoidable medical negligence without even being able to get any compensation - our 'wonderful' NHS) I know that this is not an excuse for careless work. Delay, even long delay, in the appearance of the eagerly awaited sequel would have been understandable - this has the distinct feel of something other than grief or loss; something harder and less personal.
I am sincerely very sad to say such things about anyone, and only do so because I am aware that she does have a vast readership, many of whom must surely have been as disappointed as myself, particularly as 'Blackwood Farm' was so very good - but although I have read that she intends to continue writing, I doubt I shall bother to look for he
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why has Lestat stopped being any fun?,
4 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not disappointed, at all!,
This review is from: Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles) (Hardcover)I must admit when I first read the description for Blackwood Farm, I was doubtful as to whether I would enjoy it as much as the previous Chronicles, mainly because the whole story was based around a new character, who I thought I would have no interest in. But by the time I'd read it, I'd found the character Quinn as lovable as any of the other Anne Rice vampires, and now I can't wait to read Blood Canticle! This book is definately one of my favourites from the Vampire Chronicles.
5 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very dissapointed,
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This review is from: Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles) (Mass Market Paperback)I have read almost all of Anne Rice`s books and found this one very bad.The build up was good and the book seemed to have alot of promise but the ending just ruined it and to kill to such a brillelent charachter as Ash well unforgivable.I think Anne rice is just writing anything with no feeling for what the readers want.
1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving the best till last!,
1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shut up all you whingers!!!!,
Wish i could tell you the ending. But that would be cheating. Just read it for the love of a deity, READ IT!!!!
4 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shut up. Shut up. Shut up.,
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Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles 10) by Anne Rice (Paperback - 4 Mar 2010)