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Christopher Rice is one of the significant gay-theme writers of his generation. In his three novels to date, A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden and Light Before Day, he has demonstrated considerable literary talent undergoing a fruitful maturation. His commentaries on gay life for the Advocate are never less than thought-provoking.
His mother Anne Rice of course barely needs an introduction as the wizard behind a series of homoerotic vampire novels. Of late, she put the stake through the homoerotic vampiresâ€™ collective heart and threw in her chips with Jesus. She has said that upon being â€œborn again,â€ a preposterous, risible concept if ever there were one, she promised herself that she would only â€œwrite for the lord.â€ Her latest novel, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, is narrated by the 7-year-old Christ child as Rice imagines him. No word yet on whether the lord is going to read the thing.
So whatâ€™s gossipy about all this? Imagine how Christopher Rice must feel. Heâ€™s level headed, heâ€™s forging ahead with his career, and when asked which fiction character heâ€™d like to date, said: â€œJack Reacher, hero of Lee Childâ€™s bestselling thrillers. He has a strong moral core and he sounds like a total babe.â€ Yet his famous mother is officially off the deep end, telling interviewers that Christian fiction is the natural extension of her work with homoerotic vampires because Jesus is â€œthe ultimate supernatural hero.â€ God, how embarrassing!