Almost done with The Mummy. This book is very different from most of Rice's stuff. First of all, we have mummies instead of vampires. More importantly, this book moves. Usually reading Rice is like taking a very leisurely stroll through a story. Oftentimes, I find myself wanting her to just get on with it, already. By the end, I feel like not much happened. Not the case with The Mummy.
While this book is not what the movie The Mummy is based on, this book moves like a movie does. There is constantly something happening. (Resurrections of long-dead carcass hands, for instance). Multiple people have been murdered, two have been brought back from the dead, and one is desperate to gain immortality. The living, the dead, and the un-dead all WANT, and they are not afraid to go after what they want.
My favorite Rice book.