Wonder-Working Power (And Piles of Cash) In The Blood
Anne Rice has found Jesus and is writing a book about it. Not that there isn't already a pretty thorough book about the Guy, where He comes from and who His parents are. But as most authors know, finding a plot can sometimes be difficult, so why not work with well-outlined source material to come up with your next series of works?
Besides which, the entire publishing industry is viewing religious literature as the lifeboat for its sinking sales. Apparently God and miracles and finding your salvation after lots o' steemeeee secks are the greatest things to move off the shelves. Well, that and graphic novels. And who among us, besides Neil Gaiman, can draw?
I am such the jealous brother of the prodigal son on this one. We're killing the fatted calf for Anne's return to the faith? When the rest of us aren't stinking rich from fairy tale and vampire erotica? Convenient of her to find Jesus now that she's gotten loads o' dough and there's plenty more cash to be made. All that being said, I agree with the commentor at Donald Sensing's who says that perhaps she'll raise the quality level of Christian fiction a few notches. I'd like to see that.
I read most Christic literature and paraBiblical work i can get my hands on, because the topic of Who Jesus Was is as fascinating to me as the topic of Who Christ Is. I'll read Anne's books. Probably from the library, though.
UPDATE I Gaiman can't even draw. TRACER!!!!!
UPDATE II Overheard at Lunch:
Me: So Anne Rice is only writing books about Jesus now.
Unidentified Lunch Partner: Well, I hope Jesus enjoys having a vampire shove a whip up his butt.