Who'd have thunk. I almost - almost - feel bad for having mocked Anne Rice, the woman clearly has a lot of issues she should have someone look into. Someone of the medical profession, preferably. (Comment pages 6 & 7 especially, if anyone's interested.)
Seriously, I almost pity her. Would, if she hadn't been so
Rather wake up the next morning, be thoroughly embarrassed and then quietly let things go, there is now an official confirmation, that, yes, it was indeed her, and not some evil impersonator.
"TO MY READERS: A CONFIRMATION
My Email is Anneobrienrice@mac.com, and I have posted a rebuttal to reviews of Blood Canticle on Amazon.com, and I have posted my Email there and I have answered some of the people who have written to me. The response has been very good. There are reports of some one on the web impersonating Lestat, convincing readers that he is the character. There is no Lestat on the web. Anyone claiming to be Lestat online or anywhere is lying to people, or engaged in a game, depending on one's point of view. I am investigating these latest impersonations because people have advised me that the Lestat impersonator is having a bad effect on people. This I can not allow. Take care and love, from Little Paradise in Louisiana, Anne Rice."
Er. Non sequitur much? There is no Lestat on the web. Anyone claiming to be Lestat online or anywhere is lying to people, or engaged in a game, depending on one's point of view. Anne's fans need to be told that? The mind fairly boggles.