I know most of you don’t give a hoot about my “serious” journalistic work, but this is a big one. Anne Rice has sold so many books it’s intimidating. In fact, she could say the number while holding her pinky in front of her lips a la Dr. Evil- that’s how many books she’s sold. Nearly 100 million worldwide, to be precise, which makes her one of the most widely read authors in modern history (all this according to Wikipedia.) Let’s have a slice of excerpt pie, shall we?
Anne O’brien Rice has a bit of a history here at The Cult. Since lost in the great Drupal transfer of the aughts, the incident in question exists solely as hearsay and conjecture, bandied about the hallowed halls of the forum like some sort of literary urban legend. As the story goes, Ms. Rice didn’t take too kindly to comments made about her work by some keyboard critic and decided to open up a can of whup ass. Since there is no record of the event, it begs the question- if a bestselling author raises a stink and nothing exists to prove it, did it ever actually happen?
Check out the full interview over at ChuckPalahniuk.net, where Ms. Rice and I discuss everything from religion and God to calling out detractors on the internets.