25 October, 2005

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.

10 Comments:

At 12:54 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger Michael said...

Get in line for the book from the library....it's already got a good number of holds on it.

 
At 12:58 PM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous brittney said...

Neil Gaiman can't draw. His graphic novels are illustrated by others. Most notably Dave McKean.

 
At 2:11 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

So...he's just a tracer?!?

Neil Gaiman to Katherine: I'll trace a chalk line around your deadf---g body.

 
At 3:47 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger John H said...

Depending on your views of transubstantiation there are some easy-to-make parallels between old-Anne and bornagain-Anne.

Outside of C.S. Lewis i've found most Christian fiction to be didactic and/or fear mongering.

 
At 4:01 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Depending on your views of transubstantiation there are some easy-to-make parallels between old-Anne and bornagain-Anne.

A fine point, conceded to John!

 
At 10:29 PM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous tom said...

Who would have guessed that the queen of the night would return to the fold?!?!

That's the wildest story I've heard all year.

 
At 10:35 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Well, Tom. Me for one. Christianity, like the mob, always pulls you back in. Jesus is a tenacious lover. When He dies for you He doesn't want to let you go.

Plus, she's been "relapsed" into the Catholic fatih since 1998. They're just talking about it now that she's got a book about Y'shua ben Yusef on the market.

 
At 7:48 AM, October 26, 2005, Anonymous Sarcastro said...

Jesus and Dracula are just alike. They walked around after mortal death like one of the undead and scared a lot of people. They have legions of followers some of whom refer to him as "Master". They wielded supernatural powers. The angry villagers demanded their death. Blood is a big part of each of their leitmotif. Jesus and Dracula both have an aversion to crosses. They both have holidays where people dress up in tribute to them and candy is procured.

I don't see where this is that big of a leap for Anne Rice.

 
At 9:26 AM, October 26, 2005, Blogger Patrick said...

This quote in the story says it all:
"If I really complete the life of Christ the way I want to do it,"

Nice to know that Anne Rice is reflecting the mindset of America... weren't we supposed to be created in His image?

 
At 10:23 AM, October 26, 2005, Anonymous rar said...

Have you read Lamb by Christopher Moore? By the time I was finished reading that book I was desperate for that Christ to be real. It's an amazing read. If you haven't read it, I highly suggest it. :)

 

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