Sunday, October 23, 2005


In two weeks, Anne Rice, the chronicler of vampires, witches and—under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure—of soft-core S&M encounters, will publish "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt," a novel about the 7-year-old Jesus, narrated by Christ himself. "I promised," she says, "that from now on I would write only for the Lord." It's the most startling public turnaround since Bob Dylan's "Slow Train Coming" announced that he'd been born again.
To render such a hero and his world believable, she immersed herself not only in Scripture, but in first-century histories and New Testament scholarship—some of which she found disturbingly skeptical. "Even Hitler scholarship usually allows Hitler a certain amount of power and mystery." She also watched every Biblical movie she could find, from "The Robe" to "The Passion of the Christ" ("I loved it"). And she dipped into previous novels, from "Quo Vadis" to Norman Mailer's "The Gospel According to the Son" to Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins's apocalyptic Left Behind series. ("I was intrigued. But their vision is not my vision.")


Their vision is not her vision, thank God. Actually, I don't know because I don't read novels. It seems to me that the concept of Left Behind is off, unless you have it be the angels/aliens coming and the UFO cults saying that the Rapture was mass alien abductions, while the super-amphibian Nephilim come down from the Sirius system into the pyramids and begin making "artificial wormholes stabilized with exotic matter"* to try to get to a parallel universe, i.e. Heaven. And so on. That might be interesting. Of course, I've not read novels for a long time so I do not know.**

Anyway, I suspect that her Satanic books were stupid and so her Christian books will be too.

**(Except I did read this novel that seemed rather easy to psychoanalyze.)

*Apparently the wormholes are coming along:

Some scientists under very classified projects in various countries are in the process of creating artificial wormholes stabilized with exotic matter. The subject matter stays in theoretical physics but some are taking it to level unthinkable!
(India Daily)


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