Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
November 01, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

Merrick

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Anne Rice
publisher
Knopf
genre
Fiction, Horror

We gave it an C

You know what it’s like to reread sentences two or three times because they’re so sumptuous they deserve all your attention? Well, in Merrick you’ll read Anne Rice’s sentences at least that often — and you’ll definitely need to pay full attention — but that’s because she writes like someone who learned English centuries ago from a pretentious alien. Rice fans accustomed to her style may tolerate this tale of witches and vampires and their codependent relationships, but the rest of us would rather not have to slog through phrases like ”…her breasts were already too fetching.” Yikes.

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