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Forum nameReading Challenges, 2010
Topic subjectThe Queen of the Damned
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937, The Queen of the Damned
Posted by dabrownofmn, Tue Aug-10-10 10:11 PM
Genre: Fiction

I always like Rice's use of multiple narrators. I think in this one there were seven narrators, but I may be miscounting-- most of which were third person limited, plus Lestat's usual ego-centric first-person, and Maharet's first-person account as seen through one of the third-person narrator's eyes. The story bounces around among various seemingly disconnected events. The antaganist's plot to take over the world seemed idiotic at first blush, but I think it was meant to be that way (I can't explain it without spoiling the book). This was not Rice's best written book, but it's a beautiful and good story nonetheless.