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What's the secret behind The Mayfair Witches? Review with images

AdvantagesAnne Rice, the story is AMAZING, extremely interesting etc...

DisadvantagesThe 1216 pages, the files in the middle, some boring parts!

"...read this book, but by the time you have started it, it is glued to you and you just HAVE to read this! It contains every genre possible, if a Waterstones employee asked me to place this book on a shelf under the correct genre, I wouldn't just have difficulty. I'd end up taking hours and hours, trying to work out where this truly belongs! This is definitely the books for you and you will find out why soon enough. Before I start, I need to admit, ..." Read review

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Community Level 5emmaclaire


More like the Witching Millenium... Review with images

AdvantagesInteresting ideas and storyline, the historical parts

DisadvantagesToo long and complex in places, graphic sex!

"Until a few months ago, the only book I had ever read by Anne Rice was half of ‘Interview with a Vampire.’ The reason I never finished ‘Interview with a Vampire’ was because I started it when I was quite young and I found it a tough read. This has recently changed after my friend lent me this book and ‘The Vampire Lestat’ and ‘Queen of the Damned.’ Suffice it to say, I loved them. So much so that there is no possible way I could write a fair and unbiased ..." Read review

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Community Level 5carolinesite


No Black Cats or Broomsticks

AdvantagesA must read for Anne Rice fans, great story.

DisadvantagesLarge book

"...This time I am reading the set of three books about the Mayfair Witches. The first, The Witching Hour, is quite a fat book, with over 1,000 pages. It took a while to read, and I found myself nipping off to bed early for a bit of peace and quiet to get on with reading it. Not only that, but it is a book that once you start, you just want to keep reading. The setting of the book is in New Orleans, where Anne Rice herself lives, so you can be sure ..." Read review

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Community Level 6Bryn_Pearson


Not quite spellbinding

AdvantagesYou can use up whole days trying to figure out who is related to whom

Disadvantagestedious and overly complex.

"...back in New Orleans, where the air seems to be full of exotic, slightly sickening perfumes, and strange things lurk on almost every corner. "The Witching Hour" is the first in a series - "Lasher" and "Taltos" follow it, although given the huge bulk of this book, you'd be forgiven for wondering if there is any more story to tell. This isn't an easy book to unravel - largely due to the blk and the unconventional family it centres on. At the ..." Read review

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Community Level 1fuddy


The Witching Dour

AdvantagesLeave Around the House for Women to See Your Sensitive Side, Never Need Buy Confetti Again, Maybe You'll Die Before Reading It

DisadvantagesSomeone will Probably Make You Read It, You Will Then Have to Kill that Person, Sentencing for Book-related Homicide Can be Stringent

"...really liked each other in the first place. I know it's terribly old-fashioned, and possibly offensive, but I have never read a horror novel by a woman author that truly scared me. I have read a *lot* of horror books and, don't get me wrong, there's a heap of piss-poor male authors in the genre too. But I have yet to find an equal to the genius of the Stephen King's and the Clive Barker's on the female side of the profession. My wife, however, ..." Read review

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Community Level 1mystedai


One of the best books I have ever read!

AdvantagesIt constantly has you on the edge of your seat and guides you to some staggering realisations about the characters and events that have occured!!!


"This was the first Ann Rice book I ever read and have read it a second time since! I have to say that this is perhaps the most intelligently written book of this genre that I have ever read! It is absolutely amazing. It keeps you riveted all the way through. There are so many clever twists and turns and the fact that it is written in a way that chronicles the history of a particualr family means that you never get bored. The historical references ..." Read review

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Community Level 1mrsrush

Quick review of The Witching Hour - Anne Rice

"Great read slow to start but gripping. I found myself reading in evey spare moment, another can't put down book! Not a book that can be put down and picked up at a later date as switches characters from chapter to chapter so probably not an ideal book to start on if you are not a reading fan as such. I found the plot very interesting there is prob something there that everyone can relate to. Hearsay and stories about big old houses and the people who live in them we prob all heard in our childhood. The mayfair witches looks like it is going to be as good as the vampire chronicles was and i look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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Community Level 1miller23231

Quick review of The Witching Hour - Anne Rice

"While reading this book, I got completely absorbed! I just couldn't put it down. Her description of New Orleans was so involved that I could almost see the house on First Street, both dilapidated and remodeled. I felt as if I was actually walking past the house while Dierdre sat on the porch in her rocking chair. I either loved or hated the characters. The pull of this book was enough to keep me reading straight to the end without stopping!

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Community Level 2pruneofdoom


A little different to her norm

AdvantagesAn engrossing read

DisadvantagesSlow to start

"...another Vampire Chronicle!!! Although its by the same author and later the two threads overlap (see blackwood farm) the style and characters are quite different. Rather than her traditional first person narative at which Rice excells we're stuck in the strange neverland of the omnipresent narrator, that cannot replace the awesome protagonists of earlier novels. Despite this the all encompassing atmosphere that typifies Rice's book is still present ..." Read review

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The Witching Hour - Anne Rice

AdvantagesGreat reading besidesI love this type of book, keep them coming Anne

DisadvantagesThis type of reading might not be for everyone sad but true.

"This is the first of a trilogy that I love beyond words, I am a horror, thriller fan and I absolutely adore this book. I was in a book store and this particular book just spoke to me and I bought it and I must say I have no regrets. After reading the first one I was on a mad hunt for the 2nd and then the 3rd, I just couldn't wait for them to come out in my part of the world because if that book had cost a $1000.00 I would have to get the money no ..." Read review

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