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    Posted: February/21/2007 at 4:40am
I must say that when I first heard Rice was going to be writing a biography of Jesus, I thought, "I've suspected it for years, but I finally have confirmation that Rice has lost her ever-loving mind!" I read it just out of curiosity, and I have to say I am eating crow. I'm not a religious person, but as a novel, I thought this was first rate. The writing was delicious, like her earlier works. The characters were distinct--in her more recent horror novels I felt all the characters had become bland and generic, one bleeding into the next--and I found I cared about them and wanted to follow them on their journey. I think Rice had really dug herself into a rut with her horror novels, basically writing the same books over and over and over and over and over...you get the point. I feel she needed a complete change in subject matter to revitalize her writing, and as far as I'm concerned, it succeeded.
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Good to hear that, I'll definitely have to give this one a try. Like you, I thought the concept sounded kind of terrible.
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Trust me, breezit, I was as suprised as anyone to enjoy this book. But she makes the situations seem real, the characters alive, and there were a couple of exchanges that gave me chills.
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This is off tread, but i have to know, what happened...
I here there is never to be another "horror" (i use the term lightly) book by her.

Why? I have my suspition's, but i hope im wrong, she really isnt done is she?

Enjoyed the hell out of Christ 2, some of the Dogma threw me but an interesting take on josh.
"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right." Isaac Asimov
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She says she rediscovered God and wanted to dedicate her life to writing books for him, so according to her, no more horror novels. Some say it happened with the death of her husband, but she said she had sort of reached the decision before he died.
We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
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