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The Return Of Lestat!

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Attention you blood sucking lovers (and we're not just talking about the gays)!

Ann Rice has had a change of heart and will write one more Vampire Chronicles book! Just one more.

About four years ago, an atheist Rice found God and was "born again." At that point, she vowed to abandon her sinister stories and write only of the Lord.

Why is she going back on her word?

The Queen of the Damned author justifies her decision by saying the book will have a definite Christian framework and a focus on the theme of redemption.

In other words, it's gonna suck - and not in a good way!

The final vampire novel will again involve the popular character Lestat (a.k.a the hottest vampire in lit) and a fictional organization known as the Talamaska that is responsible for investigating the supernatural. As Rice did, Lestat will be wrestling with the existence of God throughout the story. She says, "I don't see it as a violation of my promise, because I won't be writing about vampires in the same way."

Rice has already written two novels chronicling Jesus Christ's life. She plans to write a third installment in that series before sitting down to pen the final vampire book. So, don't expect to see last Chronicles book for a few years!

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199 comments to “The Return Of Lestat!”

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  1. Alexandre Nachi says – reply to this


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    first….

  2. Nicole says – reply to this


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    sell out I say.

    The last few books sucked anyway.

  3. Diego says – reply to this


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    I agree with #2

  4. ArmPitt™ says – reply to this


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    After seeing that stupid movie with Tom Nutball…..I'll never read another one of her books on this subject!! :|

  5. Amanda says – reply to this


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    jonas brothers rock

  6. Amanda says – reply to this


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    jonas brothers rock

  7. Rodan says – reply to this


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    Anne Rice sure has nice teeth.

  8. tucsonmom says – reply to this


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    I guess the Jesus books aren't selling. This last Lestat book is going to bomb too.

  9. Carolina says – reply to this


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    YAY, I'm so EXCITED! I hope it doesn't suck.

  10. ljhg says – reply to this


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    first!

  11. Erika says – reply to this


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    It will suck because it has a Christian theme? How tolerant and accepting of you Perez!

  12. andi says – reply to this


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    stupid fucking anne rice and her christian bullshit! just write about hot ass vampires, not god!

    she has to go ruin a good thing by spewing christianity all over it. FUCKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. dana says – reply to this


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    GOOD. it sounds like it will be awesome.

  14. pasha says – reply to this


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    4th. Tom Cruise is an idiot.

  15. rcut87uk says – reply to this


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    first

  16. deedee says – reply to this


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    And it will get all of the Christians to go see the first one. $$$$$$In the name of Jesuuuus.

  17. jessiknowsit says – reply to this


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    just because she is going to base it more on christian views she believes in dosent make the book bad. just because someones a christian dosent make it a bad thing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. riiiight says – reply to this


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    That's fucking bullshit. No one who actually likes the Vampire Chronicles will touch it. I certainly won't read anything from a Jesus humper.

  19. HO HILLARY!!!! says – reply to this


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    TINA FEY ROCKS!!!!!!

  20. hayley says – reply to this


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    3rd or i dunno….i like miley

  21. woowooh says – reply to this


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    I wonder who will play her characters..I hope Johnny Depp! I LOVE looking at him-he SO fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haaha!h

  22. br says – reply to this


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    so sad…its like a mental disease…so sad to lose another to the "lord"

  23. leigh says – reply to this


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    It's "Talamasca", with a C.

    Also, I agree with #2.

  24. Revealing says – reply to this


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    Yes, she may have been born again, but has anyone read her erotic novels, written under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure? It's the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, and it's books about sexual bondage. So hot.

  25. PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THEIR MINDS says – reply to this


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    HOW I S THAT LYING OR GOING BACK ON YOUR WORD. A WRITER WRITES. SHE MADE A MISTAKE TO SAY NEVER. ACCORDING TO JAMES BOND, NEVER SAY NEVER. AND I AM HAPPY THAT SHE WILL WRITE ANOTHER. I LOVE LESTAT. TO SEE A THEME OF REDEMPTION THAT HE PONDERS IS BECOMING TO LESTAT AND IS A KIND OF REDEMPTION IN ITSELF.

  26. Chelsea says – reply to this


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    ugh, Lestat is SO not the hottest vampire in literature, that honor belongs to Edward Cullen by a MILLLLLLLLLLLE

  27. amanda says – reply to this


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    omgomgomg i love this site. hhahha

  28. donger says – reply to this


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    the lord sucks. is there anything more fucking boring and stupid than people spouting about the lord? oh yeah, a christian vampire movie. remember thrill kill kult? christian zombie vampires!

  29. D says – reply to this


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    DONT DO THIS!!! PLEASE LOSE GOD! YOU WON'T BE GOING BACK ON YOUR WORD… YOU'LL BE COMING TO YOUR SENSES!

  30. deedee says – reply to this


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    Re: riiiight – You need to reframe a little. The jesus humper stuff is actually quite entertaining.

    Their moral highground is always there and makes for a good read.

  31. david says – reply to this


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    Why would you say that the new Vampire Cronicles book is going to suck, just because it's going to have a Christian theme. I've read all the Cronicles and feel that most of the books since "Pandora" have all sucked. Why should the new one be any different??

  32. jessica says – reply to this


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    perez, at least spell her fucking name right. its ANNE rice, not ANN rice. jesus christ….

  33. Stephanie says – reply to this


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    I agree with #26!!! Edward Cullen is THE HOTTEST VAMPIRE EVER!!! Book Four comes out in August and the movie TWILIGHT will be out in DECEMBER Bitches!!! I am sooo there!!!!

  34. Stephanie says – reply to this


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    Re: Chelsea

    You are sooo right!! Edward Cullen is thee HOTTEST!!

  35. Perezaddict says – reply to this


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    Perez! Everyone knows the hottest vampire in lit is no longer Lestat!!! That ship sailed a long time ago… Now it's Edward!!! If you don't know what I'm talking about, go read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and get ready to have your world rocked! *sigh*

  36. Jo says – reply to this


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    If you like vampire books read Mary Janice Davidson books, the undead series : ]

  37. Furby says – reply to this


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    wow. YES IT IS GOING TO SUCK BECAUSE OF THE CHRISTIAN THEME, you dumbasses. Fucking religion ruins everything. I hate brainwashed people. And im sure she was more like agnostic, rather than atheist before.

  38. Furby says – reply to this


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    Re: br

    thank you. my thoughts exactly.

  39. Lora says – reply to this


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    Re: Loathe Hillary – And you're already giving Christianity a bad name, just look at your name and the way you talk about Hillary Clinton. Way to be judgemental and hateful, just like 99% of all other "devout Christians".

    Anyway, on the topic of Ann Rice, I've never read any of her books. I started to read one once and it just didn't hold my interest. So, whatever she writes about, I won't be affected by it. I just hope that the book is good enough for the readers who have been loyal to the series all these years. It sucks when you're a big fan of something and then it just goes to shit all of a sudden. Makes you feel like all your time has been wasted.

  40. Madelineee says – reply to this


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    Ohhh :(
    but she said she wont be writing about them in the same way

    so it WILL be different
    and lestat wont be the same
    i hope she doesn't ruin him :(

    i looooooooooove edward cullen ahhh but i prefer lestat :)

  41. Jessicaaa says – reply to this


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    worst. news. EVER.

  42. Bryan B says – reply to this


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    "Interview…" was an original and ground-breaking work of ficition. It reinvented it's genre.
    Bram Stoker's "Dracula" has largely Christian elements, and actually focuses on, and ends on the note of, Christian redemption.
    So Stoker has already been there and done that, her new book from what it sounds, over 100 years ago.

  43. anonymous says – reply to this


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    This, is terrible!! Anne Rice is one of the only authors interesting, and witty enough to read. Her christian twist on this series will undoubtedly be boring and ridiculous!! One of my favorite aspects of her writing is that God has no real presence. Her stories deal with history!! History of man, as well as the history of the vampires, so are so closely linked to the history of man. It's fascinating! Personally, i would rather her burn the old copies of her books than write a new one to put the others to shame.

    P.s.
    what makes an atheist "redeem" herself in the eyes of God? Oh well… another sheep.

  44. jenny says – reply to this


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    Those were the good old days….I wish Tom Cruise was still hot like that.

  45. lola says – reply to this


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    Assuming the book will suck just because it has a "Christian framework" is so incredibly ignorant. There are many famous and popular books (Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, etc)that contain that very same framework

  46. Gia Jolie says – reply to this


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    Who brainwashed her! Freaking Christians! But I agree, the Vampire days are gone. She should leave it alone. I love her earlier novels, but its done with.

  47. Kate says – reply to this


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    Oh whatever….she's doing it to get some money in her pocket because no one bought her last few books because they sucked. She's is such a hypocrit. Her books weren't even THAT good to begin with. She couldn't pimp out her crappy christian lit, and is now going back to the stories that made her rich to get some mula and then trying to "justify" it.Whatever. It will be a cold day in hell before I buy another one of her books.

  48. Cecily says – reply to this


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    #30 - Loathe Hillary

    Eh? You have got to be kidding!? Religion is what most ignorant, murdering, judgemental people speak of. You included. Not liberalism.

    Get Help!

  49. Lynne says – reply to this


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    Re: Lora – the only hateful people I see on this site are the anti-Christian people. Get over it.

  50. KK says – reply to this


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    WHOAMYGOSH…you are all wrong,JEAN CLAUDE (from the Anita Blake vampire series) is the hottest vampire ever!!!!!!!!!

  51. Aimée says – reply to this


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    Ugh… gross.

  52. Lora says – reply to this


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    Re: Lynne – I never said I was anti-Christian, did I? I am tired of these "religious" types that preach this and that, then turn around and do the opposite. So, go fuck yourself.

  53. G.O.D. says – reply to this


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    A Vampire SO killed Jesus!

    ….stupid

  54. Cierra says – reply to this


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    Lestat has NOTHING on Edward Cullen.

  55. localsfling says – reply to this


    55

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  56. Vamps Rule! says – reply to this


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    The hottest vampires in lit by far are Jean-Claude from Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series and Eric from Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire novels! Harris's vamps will be on the small screen in HBO's True Blood some time (hopefully) soon.

  57. janessa says – reply to this


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    a christian storyline+homoerotic vampires=shitty book. If she wants to believe in a sheeple god, by all means. But don't try and incorporate it in a book about vampires. She needs to shut up and go home. I wonder how she feels about her Sleeping Beauty series now?

  58. mara says – reply to this


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    that looks like tom cruise…is it supposed to be?

  59. Lora says – reply to this


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    Re: Vamps Rule! – Oh yeah, Eric Northman is hot indeed. He many not be real, but wow…Harris sure can describe a beautiful man.

  60. janessa says – reply to this


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    Re: Vamps Rule! – I second that! But in my mind Bill could be as hot, if not hotter, than Eric…

  61. Carla says – reply to this


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    She probably needs to pay rent or something. LOL

  62. janessa says – reply to this


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    Re: mara – Tom Cruise played Lestat in Interview with the Vampire. Keep up.

  63. Carla says – reply to this


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    Re: mara
    Seriously?

  64. Lauren says – reply to this


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    what happened? why does she suck so bad now?

  65. Half-Assed Effort says – reply to this


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    She spells her name A-n-n-e. Make an effort to get it right, Mario.

  66. Helga says – reply to this


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    She was never a great writer anyhow, so cliched, but that woman could write some hot smut. It's not about the Christian theme. C.S. Lewis was Christian and an excellent writer. She's just better at dirty books. Now she doesn't even do that. Borrrring.

  67. Tom Cruise was NO LESTAT!!! says – reply to this


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    First mistake was to allow a shrimp like Tom Cruise to play Lestat…HE CAN NEVER BE LESTAT… The REAL LESTAT looks more Like a BRAD PITT In his days of LEGENDS OF THE FALL…That ROCKSTAR GORGEOUS VAMPIRE LOOK…Maybe Zac Efron will be able to play the New Lestat if he keeps his sexy good bot image???

  68. georgie says – reply to this


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    christian + vampires? only americans will read that drivel. the rest of the world is mostly sane.

  69. mommy dearest says – reply to this


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    I don't mind a little theology in literature (and I'm not religous). Does it belong in the Lestat chronicles? Guess we'll see. Hope she doesn't bible thump it. I haven't been into her books for some time. When they were good, they were very good.
    =

  70. Solaera says – reply to this


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    Sorry for being a literary nerd but it's Talamasca not Talamaska.

  71. Lestat says – reply to this


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    It's ANNE, not Ann

  72. izzyobella says – reply to this


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    no no, perez, edward cullen is the hottest vampire in literature - NO contest!
    xx

  73. Been done already!! says – reply to this


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    Um, last I checked, she ALREADY wrote a book about Lestat and religion, it was called Memnoch the Devil (which was crap also) . The existence of God was already pretty much proven in that book, so I dont get it.

    She has sucked since the first four books anyway, she is no longer relevant.

  74. miss Calipatra says – reply to this


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    i love ann rice novels, but if its christian based, i think its just going to lose all purpose in the god damn vampire-ness!
    Queen of the Damned and Interveiw with the Vampire [yay brad pitt!]
    were extremely good, but only becuase of the Anti-religiousness.

    this book WILL suck.

  75. Caitlin says – reply to this


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    Just going to state that Lestat is not, in MY opinion, the hottest vampire in lit… Edward Cullen from Twilight is…

  76. Chelsea says – reply to this


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    Re: izzyobella – I couldn't agree more!

  77. NutMeg says – reply to this


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    After the Tale of the Body Thief, the books got boooooring.

  78. chirpyrobin says – reply to this


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    anne rice is a crap author, i just want to hit her on the head with her stupid books, the vampire movie was good but all thanks to the talented directed and screenwriter who probably had to start from the beginning and salvage whatever use they could make of that rubbish book.
    Anyway, i bought 'violins' by her and after reading upto chapter 2, i wanted the pathetic lead character to throw herself off the stairs and just die! Like I said, Crap!!

  79. Hmmmm says – reply to this


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    I love the Chronicles books, so will definitely read, but agree re: Edward Cullen :) Yes, Memnoch was terrible, but who knows, this one could be good. Blood Canticle had a redemption theme going, and I thought that was good.

  80. Jess says – reply to this


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    mmmm Lestat = pure sex
    The last few books sucked it something hardcore though..

  81. NutMeg says – reply to this


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    omg, and the ppl who are freaking out because Perez said it'll suck because of Christian framework, just pls, just shut up. The books were Vampire erotica. Thats part of why we liiiiked them. My guess is Christianity isn't too into vampire sex, so it'll be virtualy non-existent. So the reason we liked them will be gone. And instead we'll have preachy bullsh*t. So yea, Its Gonna Suck! And you can just DEAL with it.

  82. rjp3 says – reply to this


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    some artists should die before they go back and taint their best creations with the feeble thoughts of god that come with old age …. a Lestat redeem through christ … such bullshit - and we already saw that on Buffy/Angel.

  83. KittyHello says – reply to this


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    Re: Chelsea
    Chelsea, you are so right. I had to check the comments to make sure someone corrected that, because Edward Cullen undoubtedly holds the title of hottest vampire in literature.

  84. joya russo says – reply to this


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    thank-god,anne has seen the light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Orly says – reply to this


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    its AnnE Rice, not Ann

  86. Orly says – reply to this


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    its AnnE Rice, not Ann Rice

  87. lightbulb says – reply to this


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    it's ANNE rice, you idiot.

  88. PJ says – reply to this


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    SO…….IF I WRITE A BOOK ABOUT BLOOD, DARKNESS AND REALLY EVIL THINGS THAT'S AGAINST CHRISTIANITY, IT'S A GOOD THING.

    BUT…IF I WRITE A BOOK ABOUT CHRISTIANITY AND REDEMPTION IT IS NOT?

    WHAT IF GOD IS REAL?

  89. karen says – reply to this


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    You are all going to hell and I'm pleased. Jesus rocks my world and people with comments like the ones written on this thread make me so angry. You have such a warped image of christianity.

  90. I ♥ Twilight says – reply to this


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    the Cullens are the hottest fuckin vampires around!!!!!!!!!!
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  91. I ♥ New Moon says – reply to this


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    the Cullens are the hottest fuckin vampires around!!!!!!!!!!
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  92. I ♥ Eclipse says – reply to this


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    the Cullens are the hottest fuckin vampires around!!!!!!!!!!
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  93. Mandalyn says – reply to this


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    Well, I guess I have't embraced the chic-ness of being an apathetic atheist. My boyfriend is an atheist, but even he respects Jesus because he was a pretty inspirational guy, no?

    All we need is more of those douche lords hanging around with signs that say " If jesus came back I'd kill him again" Those folks should have been around to snort some Meth with Hitler.

    WHAT THE FUCK, people? Why do you all thinks its so cool to hate anyone who has faith in something? It is so CLICHE. I hate me some looney-tunes evangelism, but plenty of people aren't like that.

    Also…Jesus didn't establish any fucking church. His message was relatively simple and thoroughly decent. I guess you would all rather lick Paris Hilton's herp infested cunt than attempt not to be fuckheads to eachother, eh?

    No wonder this world is so fucked. There is no middle ground.

  94. FYI says – reply to this


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    Anne Rice is crazy as a loon. Her past books have been good but she herself is a whackjob.

  95. aMIES mAGEE says – reply to this


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    talamasca is with a c, and hells yeah!!! Although Anne has found religion, it's no surprise even during her vamp days. Her books always had an underlying theme of faith. Rock on.. If you don't like it, don't read it. Its shitty to assume its bad before its written. I'm not saying it's good, but lets wait and see.-magee

  96. Mary says – reply to this


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    Amen #51!! Jean Claude is the absolut hottest!!! ANITA BLAKE IS GOD!!!!

  97. lauren says – reply to this


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    the hottest vampire in literature is edward cullen, how dare you!

  98. Lindsey says – reply to this


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    Edward Cullen is the hottest vampire ever!!!

  99. Chelsea says – reply to this


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    Yay for all the Edward Cullen love!

  100. LR says – reply to this


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    Not the hottest vampire in lit. Have you ever heard of TWILIGHT?
    Long live EDWARD CULLEN!!!

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