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Nel suo romanzo più ambizioso e appassionante, Anne Rice tesse con maestria il filo sottile che unisce le due storie apparentemente lontane, trascinandoci nel mondo al di fuori del tempo dove si consuma l'eterno scontro tra bene e male, vita e morte, luce e tenebra.
- ISBN: 8850248873
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 934
I actually quite enjoyed this book up until the very end, when I felt like the main female character just had some sort of weird personality seizure and did something that the character as you've come to know her just wouldn't have done. It just made it seem poorly written to me, like Ms. Rice decid Leggi tutto
My witchathon concludes with The Witching Hour , the eleventh novel by Anne Rice. Published in 1990, I was hoping it might be the author's thirteenth book, but this goth epic of blood, sugar, sex and black magic is a monster as is. The word count is 327,360 words, 10,000 shy of Stephen King's baby hi Leggi tutto
I got this book for Christmas that year. This was my first ever Anne Rice book, and it was about a year after Interview With A Vampire came out as a movie with Brad Pitt, Christian Slater and Tom Cruise. I was blown away people. If you like a story, like Gone With the Wind on crack, no seriously, ep Leggi tutto
Warning: SPOILERS. And gifs. Lots of both, actually. I don't even know how to summarize what I've just finished. It's like trying to tell someone what happens in a George RR Martin novel. You might try to list item by item, but everything is woven with everything else & there's no way to distinguish Leggi tutto
One of my top 3 favorite novels of all time. Anne Rice gets a bad rap for being pure shlock, but what most people who haven't read her don't realize is that she is obsessed with history. She studies a particular time period, learns everything she can about it, and then creates characters and sticks
What a queer little book (although at 1207 pages, little isn't the right word)! This was my first attempt at Anne Rice and I fear it might well be my last. Halfway through "The Witching Hour" , I was absolutely enthralled. I loved the idea of The Talamasca. At that stage of the story, I would have lov Leggi tutto
Quite possibly ground zero for the term “info dump.” Said info dump masqueraded as a lesson in family history that droned on for roughly half the (very long) book. Also the rough sex enjoyed by the two MCs was disturbingly portrayed as some kind rape fantasy on both their parts. Think about that for Leggi tutto
I FINALLY finished this. Good Lord, what a long winded mess this was. All the wordy history was boring but I stuck it out then ended up hating the ending! Why in the world to I keep reading Anne Rice?
I imagine this as a fabulous mini-series featuring Kathy Bates and Sharon Stone in key roles. why can't this happen? someone make this happen!
Jar of Death Pick #13 4.5 Stars! This book is a monster! On the verandah of a great New Orleans house now faded a mute and fragile woman sits rocking. I read those words about a decade ago and I just had to read this book. The Witching Hour actually belongs to my sister but after I read for the first Leggi tutto
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