The Witching Hour
The blockbuster that spent three months on the New York Times bestseller list is now in trade paper format. The Witching Hour reveals Anne Rice at her most sensual and accessible, in a grand saga as much about love as alchemy, family secrets as the occult. "(A) huge, sprawling tale of... show more
The blockbuster that spent three months on the New York Times bestseller list is now in trade paper format. The Witching Hour reveals Anne Rice at her most sensual and accessible, in a grand saga as much about love as alchemy, family secrets as the occult. "(A) huge, sprawling tale of horror."--Patrick McGrath, The New York Times Book Review.
Publish date: November 17th 2010
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
Series: Lives of the Mayfair Witches (#1)
The whole time I was reading this 1,000+ page epic, a thought continuously ran through my head: “This is Anne Rice’s IT.” The subjects of The Witching Hour and Stephen King’s horror novel couldn’t be more different, but the writing style is quite similar. In this, surely the New Orleans author’s mag...
Interesting concept and solid writing. It just didn't grab me like her Vampire-books did. It also felt a bit same old, same old, though it technically wasn't.
There's a brilliant madness to the excesses of this novel. Quite like New Orleans itself, the city she adores and adores writing about, Rice's prose is decadent, perhaps a bit overwrought, but all the more beautiful for it. I'm glad I waited to read this one, because my younger self would have strug...
There’s a house in New Orleans, in the Garden district that has slowly fallen into disrepair. It’s the residence of the core of the Mayfair family – the Mayfair witches For generations the Talamasca has watched the Mayfair witches since their distant ancestor was burned at the stake in Scotland. H...
Yes occasionally the information about the past was interesting but there were times that I really wanted the Readers Digest version of this story of a family haunted by a spirit that has plans for them and researched by a mysterious group (the Talamasca) who are trying to preserve good. It's inter...