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I m a huge fan of Anne Rice and loved The Witching Hour along with many of her other books but for some reason had never gotten around to reading Lasher When I first started it I was fully absorbed I love Rice s detailed and luscious writing style and her ability to create fully fleshed out interesting characters These are some of this book s best lements along with a additions to the Mayfair history in the back stories of Julian and Evelyn and new Bark engaging characters like Mona and Yuri In pieces this is a great book but unfortunately the parts never really come together The pacing becomes awkward and slow and the story s best characters don t getnough page time The book took me forever to finish because I would get bored and after putting it down would not go back to it for several days Most of all the title character Lasher as he develops to show his true flaws fostered a deep loathing in me despite his sympathetic characteristics and I became overly anxious for him to meet his On Such a Full Sea end When his back story is finally revealed it should have been a dramatic moment because his story is the great mystery that the saga of the Mayfair witches is founded on but I found myself not caring at allI wish this was a better book since it has so many greatlements and the writing as usual for Rice is beautiful but because of the poor pacing it was a rather tedious read This is the worst book I have Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! ever read If you are considering reading this book please do not read it I will neverver get those hours of my life back again please do not waste yours I would honestly rather gouge my own Cannibal eyes out with a rusty fork than read this again My husband read the book before me hated it but mischievouslyncouraged me to read it Mastered (The Enforcers, even though he knew I would hate it as some sort of psychological test ofndurance I have never forgiven him for thisIf you think that all sounds rather melodramatic I don t blame you but Lasher really is that bad I have never read an Anne Rice book before and uite honestly if Lasher is typical of her output then I am at a loss to understand how she is so popular I would like to assume that Lasher is atypical thoughThe plot well what plot there is is ludicrous Now obviously Anne Rice specialises in a genre that isn t Man, Son of Man exactly ground in realism so I was willing to overlook the notion of a family ghost theponymous Lasher and Alter Ego even the idea that various family members would regularly have sex with said ghost despite the physical impossibility of an actual human being and a supernatural being being able to do so However the book is poorly written miss mash of miscarriages deaths and historical detours that never actually seems to go anywhere It s far too long There are too many pointless meandering descriptions of stuff that isn t anything to do with the plot or perhaps they are in there to distract from the utterly nonsensical plot The incestunderage sex subplots are ridiculous I mean I know they re witches and all but really a 13 year old girl has sex with an 80 year old granduncle and no one bats anye Really Even if she did seduce himI read afterwards that Anne Rice had a very strict Catholic upbringing and the overabundance of pseudo risue sex makes a little sense in that it seems like she is still rebelling against that upbringing However I think an adult would be a bit past that though there s nothing wrong with sex but the way Anne Rice writes about it come across as a sniggering 12 year old boy going Look. The novel begins shortly after the mysterious disappearance of Dr Rowan Mayfair recently married to contractor Michael Curry Michael feeling betrayed by Rowan has sunk into a depression helped along by the useless drugs prescribed to him after his close ncounter with deathAlong comes the sexually adventurous Mona Mayfair a precocious teenager and powerful witch and Rowan's cousin sharing lines of descent from Julien She seduces Michael causing him to snap out of his stupor and renew his vow to find his wife at all costs He is now convinced that she hasn't gone willinglyAnd though it was she who spirited her mutant child Lasher away from the house she is now a prisoner of the monster she has spawned His first two attempts at impregnating her are failures nding in miscarriage but he is successful the third time around As he accompanies her throughout Europe Rowan manages to send off DNA samples to colleagues in San Francisco They discover that Lasher is a completely different species and that Rowan herself has a genetic abnormality polyploidy or 92 chromosomes.
N year old girl Poor Randall didn t stand a chance because this CHILD vixen this inescapable Anne Rice as an Uncommon Wisdom early teen Lolita decided she wanted to sleep with an old man and of course men are not able to resist the sexiness of a pre teenThen there s Yuri who is described as in hisarly twenties perhaps and as soon as he sees Mona he wants to tear off her clothes Unseen City even though she s a baby the same is true of her cousin Pierce in his twenties as well who cannot bring himself to stop staring at Mona s thirteen year old legs WITHIN HOURS of his own mother s brutal murderIt s a normalization of paedophilia that kind of bothers me it seems that the author believes that all men are secretly attracted to pre pubescent girls and that all pre pubescent girls are just raging sluts and sexualizing them causes no harm at all It makes me shudder whenever it comes up which is disturbingly often Also thend of the book is absolutely absurd Making historical connections to incredibly famous kings and ueens Rice jumped the shark with her main character Lasher I don t want to give any spoilers but when it came time that he revealed his origins again in Rice s typical boring thirty pages of Art expositional monologue style I rolled myyes so hard that I think I strained them Not very highly recommended really but better than The Witching Hour This is a difficult book to write a review about I ve been an avid fan of Anne Rice s books since I was in junior high since I love her style of writing and of course her gothic themes vampires demons witchesLasher is the second novel of the Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy The first is The Witching Hour and the third is Taltos I guess I have to find Taltos asachokengtitiktitikchokeng in order to complete this whole rjourneyLasher is a Taltos which is an almost xtinct super human race who lived on a tropical island north of the British Isles but forced to flee to Scotland where they Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard established their own kingdom which was finally overthrown by the Christians Lasher and the Mayfair witches shared a long history full with weird mysterious occurrences including incest and struggle to find their true identity Lasher was summoned by Suzanne Mayfair the first Mayfair witch to help herstablish a strong wealthy family That fatal decision made her descendants to carry the family legacycurse of having the obligation to conceive Lasher s children other TaltosIn this novel Rowan Mayfair the 13th designee of the Mayfair clan also the most powerful witch was kidnapped by Lasher and her suffering was likebetween heaven and hell The description of her tortures wasso The Matriarchs (The Family enthralling If you ve read Rice s novels you ll see what I mean hahahaThis book also introduced to the 14th designee Mona Mayfair whom I must say a veryrcourageous little girlAnyway what I love about this book is that it provides clearer Notes for the Everlost explanation on the history of the clan itself I was a bit shocked when I read the part about Julien Mayfair s life story He is the only male witch in the family yet very powerful and influential Moreover as always Rice uses historicalvents real people to decorate her story on how Lasher came into being and the journey of Mayfair witches in dealing with this sensual demonic characterAnd I thank God because Rice did not put her infamous Lestat de Lioncourt in this novel I do not really like when she mixed her vampires with the Mayfair witches It is just too much I guess I won t be reading Blood Canticle then. D the second wife of Henry VIII and a man from Donnelaith Lasher is believed to be a saint known as Ashlar and is uickly taken away by his father to Donnelaith His father is the son of the Earl of Donnelaith and from there he is sent to Italy to become a priest He returns to Scotland after Elizabeth I takes the throne and is killed there while performing Christmas Mass by followers of the Protestant reformer John Knox He knows nothing again until Suzanne calls him back into xistenceMichael patiently hears Lasher out and when his story is complete Michael wastes no time in killing him and burying him under the great oak in the yard Soon after he discovers Emaleth in Rowan's room feeding her the highly nutritious milk from her breasts This resuscitates Rowan but upon seeing Emaleth before her she panics and screams at Michael to kill her Michael refuses to so Rowan grabs a gun and shoots her daughter in the head Rowan immediately realizes what she's done and crying for her daughter insists that she be the one to bury her alongside Lasher under the oak tree there.
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Everyone sex No look sex SEX SEX SEEEEEX Looking back I should have given up when my instincts told me to about 100 pages in Instead I persevered thinking it had to get going some time I was wrong It never gets going Also my husband see above kept saying stuff like Oh no you just haven t got to the good part yet it starts to get really good The lying scoundrel i don t know what happens in at the nd though because I No Biggy! eventually gave up with about 100 pages to go only then did my husband finally admit he thought it was a s book tooI reiterate this is the worst bookver I have only given it one star because I cannot give it none This book kind of surprised me As I wrote in my review for The Witching Hour I really loved THAT book as a young adult 13 15 I d guess and had for many years after considered it one of my favorite novels Crush It! ever written However re reading it at age 31 revealed a number of fatal flaws that I could not get over I was notxpecting much from Lasher by conseuence as I read it as a young adult too though I do not believe I Attracting Birds to Your Backyard ever finished it Imagine my surprise when I re read it and found Lasher to be compelling than the first novel in the seriesNow this does not mean the book doesn t have its flaws I find it hilarious the way one of the protagonists Mona Mayfair talks about her computer it s obvious that the author sat down for a five minute conversation in the 90s with someone who knew computers and simply copied his interview words into her book She is painfully inexperienced with computers and it s obvious from the dialogue she creates for her tech savvy savant who says ludicrous things like I m going to boot up my directory and it has max hard drive and max memory Mona presents other problems for me as a protagonist as well She is supposed to be this genius of a thirteen year old but it s obvious that she s being used as a voice through which the author s own idealized personality and opinions arexpressed what Deep Listening ends up happening to me anyway is that when Mona a thirteen year old girl starts waxing haughtily about the failure of modern architecture as compared to ancient or about how she hates modern music or modern culture or modern clothing all I cannvision is a stunted version of Anne Rice looking tired and old spouting these things herselfThe idealization of author as protagonist Mona is also apparently intended to make it Bird-by-Bird Gardening easier for us to condone the rampant paedophilia that goes on throughout this book mostly in relation to Mona herself A character that was so faultless who was literally too good as the first book repeated numerous times over its hundreds of pages cannot help himself but to fall dick first into a thirteen year old girl because she kissed him on the lips Hexpresses some MILD concern that he s just raped a child presumably so that we know he s still all moral and junk and then he promptly rapes her again and again because clearly thirteen year old vagina is much like heroin in that one taste is all you need to be hooked This character by the way is about 50 years old if I remember right And we re supposed to just wink and say Oh those Mayfairs as he repeatedly rapes his niece in his marriage bed shortly after his own wife has been abducted And then there are other characters that have sexual The Works of Saint Augustine encounters with Mona including Randall an ancient andlderly old Mayfair whom we are supposed to believe was a poor victim in an act of seduction initiated by this precocious thirtee. Which was probably what made Lasher's uasi supernatural birth at all possible in the first placeThe dyad returns to America where Lasher sets out to impregnate other female members of the Mayfair family All attempts are unsuccessful as the women immediately miscarry and hemorrhage to death Rowan manages to scape Lasher and after hitchhiking to Louisiana she collapses in a field and gives birth to Emaleth a female Taltos Rowan's last words to Emaleth are to find Michael which she sets out to do thinking that Rowan has diedRowan is found and is rushed to a nearby hospital where she is diagnosed as being in a state of toxic shock An mergency hysterectomy is performed to save her life My Teacher Is a Robot eliminating all chances of herver giving birth again She is taken home to Michael where she remains in a deep comaMuch of the book is set into four sections of Julien's Story which delineates the life of Julien Mayfair and what he has discovered of the ntity known as LasherLasher returns to the house to tell Michael and Aaron his story of his past life Born to ueen Anne of Englan.
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