biggelois: (dean8)
I like(d) Anne Rice. I've read her vampire books from cover to cover umptheen times. So! When I sa a new one by her, I grabbed it.It's called the Wolf Gift.

Happily I settled down on the couch with it. I can tell you now, after finishing it, that it's one of the worst pieces of crap I've ever read. The plot is...well I guess it's there but very invisible. The characters are stilted, the pacing of the text is non existent. Rice has also managed a Mary Sue of the worst kind. And! She's even gotten some bestiality in there- sort of.

It's about a young man who gets bitten by a werewolf- fine so far. But- this kind of werewolf can't kill innocent people, only bad guys. A few pages in, the young man turns into a right hero- bouncing around in his werewolf shape rescuing people. Because- you see- he can smell evil.
One night he meets a young woman- she's not scared of him or any such. They end up having sex-with him in his wolf form. Very particular details of her licking his snout and playing with his fur ensues. I did not need that.

A group of older and wiser werewolves eventually show up. Together they set everything right and they can all live in some sort of werewolf collective.

In the midst here, Rice has tried for a secondary plot- our 'hero' manages to turn another young man and has to deal with the aftermath of that, responsibility and the lot. There is also the question if the woman can love him as a human as well as wolf. And! Should he turn her as well? Cue the older, sensible, immortal werewolf who really is a gentleman and very understanding to the rescue.

Is my review comprehensible? Barely. The book is not. It's boring, lacking in plot and characterization. 

I give the Wolf Gift  5 Don't read! out of 5 possible.

biggelois: (Dean7)
I cannot believe the stupidity of this girl!

Neighbour's somewhat odd daughter managed to scare the bejeezus out of my daughter's friend today. She grabbed her and shouted 'Let's rape her!' Little friend came running here crying, terrified. She may be a little sensitive, and not all used to physical playing. But so what! She got so scared she began to cry.

I rang neighbour and told what had happened. Neighbour did nothing but send her girl over to apologise. I asked said girl why the hell she was making rape jokes for. She answered, and this is a direct quote, 'I have a sense of humour'

She also tried to discard the matter with that she had tried to ring and apologise immediately after daughter's friend had run off. Obviously, apologising via mobile after making bad jokes and scarying someone to tears makes it alright. And obviously, rape jokes are something really funny and nothing at all to be upset about.

Neighbour's girl does not in any way or fashion understand the wrongness of making rape jokes. I'm afraid that she doesn't  understand the concept of rape either.

I'm gonna sit over here, being humourless, and steam for a bit.


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