Friday, November 2, 2012

Book It - The Queen Of The Damned

This week’s featured book:

The Queen Of The Damned
Author: Anne Rice

Overview:

In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind and destroy the vampire Lestat—in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.


My Comments:

If you’ve ever wondered where all the creepy undead roaming the earth in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles stem from, you’ll find out in this book. This is the third installment in that series, and one of the best ones, which features the same characters and a very exciting plot.

In this amazing story, mischievous vampire Lestat, the modern day rock star, interrupts the queen of the damned’s 6,000 year snooze and she wakes up pretty darn grumpy. In fact, she’s so peeved about her sleep being disrupted and about all the male violence that she just might have to kill a whole bunch of people like, oh, about 90% of the world’s (human) men. She has come to the conclusion that the only way to achieve world peace is by eliminating most of earth’s males; those rotten, good-for-nothing, war-loving, war-inducing creatures that oppress and persecute women. The world would be a better place, she argues, if it’s ruled by women who are nurturers by nature. Hmmm...

How far does she get? And what is the response of the other vampires when she shares her plan of genocide? You don’t expect me to tell you, do you? Read the book and find out! You’re going to love this one.

(Incidentally, there is a movie made about this book. But it stinks. Badly. Don’t watch it. Or at least, don’t watch it before reading this book. And if you’ve had the misfortune of watching it first, read this book so you can erase the ‘bleh’ feeling the film left you with.)

2 comments:

  1. Oh agree! This book series is awesome! so much better than all this zombie stuff people seem to like. This is a great story with so much history woven in ... I could not put down the book/s one after the other! And the movies just don't capture what the imagination can create!

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    1. It's an incredible book series. I always recommend it to people searching for something great to read. And the movie was awful. Even though movies can't capture what the imagination can, they could have a made a little bit of a better effort with this story. It's too good to have had such a crappy movie attached to it.

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