Meanwhile, in my book reading life, I’ve just finished reading The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, by Anne Rice. I picked the book up from the thrift store some years ago for a buck. I kinda almost (but not really) read this book before, but I wanted to re-read it. Plus, I’m trying not to buy any new books and read the ones I already own. Now, before I get into my review of The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, here are some of my favorite lines.
- “‘Oh how you love to be shocking,’ he said. ‘And I love to be shocked.’” -Chapter 1
- “‘…the mind closes as if it were a flower without sun.’” -Chapter 1
- “‘Greed is what went wrong. Greed is what always goes wrong.’” -Chapter 7
- “Yet even the poor wore those little torture chambers, though some were lucky enough to have worn holes through the leather, making a rough sandal of sorts so their feet could breathe.” -Chapter 9
- “A baby cried desperately. The song of hungry.” -Chapter 9
- “‘One must usually have a radical change of weather during the year for civilization to progress.’” -Chapter 12
- “And the wind and the sun changed for no one.” -Chapter 1, Part 2
- “‘Was there any man, woman or child ever burried in this land whose body has not been defiled, if not displayed, or dismembered?’” -Chapter 2, Part 2
- “…these clothes for hands?” -Chapter 3, Part 2
- “‘Lying is actually an underrated social skill. Some clever person should write a polite guide to lying.’” -Chapter 5, Part 2
- “…high shoes with daggers for heels.” -Chapter 6, Part 2
But Sug, what is the book about? Well, The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, in short is about a man, Ramses, who drank a “live forever” type of elixir, an archeologist found his tomb, after a series of events, he wakes up and then proceeds to mess with the church’s money.
But Sug, that sentence is mad long and it has 7 comas, you should consider revising it.
But Sug, did you like the book? Kinda… The thing is, this book reminded me of the Twilight books. It seems like they ALL follow the same formula. For your reading pleasure, I’ve included picture of said formula. O_O
Indestructible man, usually immortal, falls for…
You guessed it, a mortal woman…who is emotionally unstable AND in return, falls for said immortal man with reckless abandon. Said union ALWAYS result in…
You guessed it, ALL TYPES of HELL breaking loose!
Without giving the away story, I will say that Ramses, has to be the thirstiest immortal man to ever graze the pages of a book. UGH! Julie Stratford (his love interest) was equally as bad with her forever crying self. #iCant And Henry (Julie’s cousin) was a complete mess! AND, Lawrence (Julie’s ‘fiancee’ father) had the determination of a zombie. WHEW, CHILE! The plot had a lot of holes in it AND the math didn’t add up. The book did keep me captive and I thoroughly enjoyed several parts of the book. I didn’t hate it… But Sug, would you recommend the book? Perhaps. I give it a strong “C.”
Rice made mention that the book will continue, but that is yet to happen.
AMEN! Have you read it? If so, what are your thoughts? What is your favorite Rice novel?
That’s it thanks for listening. :D