Here’s something for Valentine’s Day.
Have you ever fallen out of love with a favorite author? Was the last book you read by the author so bad, you broke up with them and haven’t read their work since? Could they ever lure you back?
Yes. I'm sure I'm not alone in looking back and thinking, did my taste desert me completely? How did I ever get through this... stuff?
Anne Rice. Oh, I loved Anne Rice. I loved the first 3 books about Lestat. I adored the first two Mayfair books. I thought, oh how lucky I am to be in love with a writer who is prolific in my own lifetime... and then...A few years on, I read more about the vampire and more about the witches, and I thought - oh my heavens, what the *^&?
I'm actually sorry that I went back to reading Anne Rice's books, because now even the ones I liked are spoilt for me. I know what's coming. In this case, foreshadowing is a Bad Thing. Could she lure me back? No. I can't go back.