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Book Review: 'In the Shadow of the Vampire: Reflections From the World of Anne Rice'

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Think of this as Interview With the Vampire‘s Fan: Photojournalist Marcus compiles the thoughts and moody, moony photos of a hundred attendees at Rice’s annual Gathering of the Coven Ball. Identified by name, age, hometown, and occupation (from dominatrix to housewife to ad exec), the subjects recall how they discovered their true, often unconventional selves through Rice’s books. For every partygoer who enthuses about blood-drinking rituals, 10 more thoughtfully grapple with Rice’s work, persona, and commercialism (they’re not thrilled with her Lestat-themed restaurant). This passionate subculture comes, if not quite alive, then certainly undead on the page. B