CHRIST THE LORD: Out of Egypt
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Author Talk -- October 2005
Anne Rice's magnificent about-to-be-published novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD is based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship. The book's power derives from the passion its author brigns to the writing, and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of Jesus who tells the story.
"Riveting. . . . Rice's book is a triumph of tone -- her prose lean, lyrical, vivid -- and character. As he ponders his staggering responsibility, the boy is fully believable -- and yet there's something in his supernatural empathy and blazing intelligence that conveys the wondrousness of a boy like no other. . . . With this novel, she has indeed found a convincing version of him; this is fiction that transcends story and instead qualifies as an act of faith. Joins Nikos Kazantzakis's The Last Temptation of Christ and Endo's A Life of Jesus as one of the bolder re-tellings."
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