Anne Rice's spiritual confession
Anne Rice wrote books about vampires long before Stephenie Meyer but in her Called Out of Darkness, a Spiritual Confession, Rice repudiates her vampires and vows to write only on religious themes, most particularly Catholic themes.
The book is interesting for her memories of a Catholic girlhood in New Orleans, her embracing of atheism as a college student and finally her “reconversion” in her early fifties. Although sometimes overwritten, it still stands as the progress of a mind in conflict. Readers of books such as Interview with a Vampire, will find the confession interesting as Rice now sees her fascination with vampires as an attempt to contact the spiritual realm. The reader can judge for him/herself whether she succeeds in her latest endeavors.