Memnock the Devil

Anne Rice: Christianity’s Outsider Once More


As many a good fiction writer knows, there is often a deep, mysterious and symbolic link between an author’s life and the books they create. Only later does a writer realise how much she or he was the real character of the story. Such may be the case for Anne Rice, the queen of dark novels like Interview with the Vampire and other gothic tales. For Rice, the vampire was deployed as a metaphor for the outcast. Her own story is in many ways analogous, its latest twist making her once more an outsider. More…