Anne Rice, |
Blackwood Farm is the virtuoso aria of America's diva of the vampiric and witchy. This is Rice at her most masterful and is likely her best-written work to date. The incredible prose has never been more refined and sophisticated, laden with delightful allusion and sumptuous metaphor; the new characters are grand and loving and lovely; there's just a tantalizing toss of old characters; and the plot keeps you turning those pages, all 530 of them.
And then there's the ending. Whew! Talk about your cliffhangers. The stage is set for more grand adventures with the witches and the vampires. What a pleasure to read this book!
by Stephen Richmond