Monday, May 30, 2011


Belinda  is another Anne Rice novel written under the name Anne Rampling.  Again, this is not a vampire novel, which might be why the assumed name.  This novel also deals with some potentially controversial subject matter.  The main character, Jeremy, is a forty-something year-old man who falls in love with a sixteen year old girl.

I had a really hard time getting into this novel.  I really couldn't identify at all with the main character.  To me, he came across as dirty old man despite Rice's efforts to make him not appear that way.  It really didn't help that he falls in love with Belinda the first time he sees her.  She is dressed in a Catholic school girl uniform.  Ew.

In the end, they get married.  It's supposed to be beautiful.  True love and all that.  To me, it's still just a little bit wrong.

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