Literary Disappointments (was: The LKH thing)

Mon Feb 17 09:57:13 PST 2003

> >Piers Anthony has already been mentioned several times but I can
> "me too"
> >that as well.
> I think that, by this point, it should be assumed that any given
> person has
> been disappointed by Anthony, pending evidence to the contrary. :)
> >Anne Rice. By Queen of the Damned I was thinking it was turning sour.
> [...]
> In my opinion, she made a critical error by changing the focus of
> the story
> from Louis to Lestat.  Louis had a core of essential humanity to him that
> lent his character depth.  IMO, Lestat is just a spoiled playboy who she
> decided to give superpowers to.

I concur.

Also, considering who received the part of Lestat in the movie,
wouldn't that be a case of reverse type-casting ?