Anne Rice slams back at her reviews at Amazon (scroll down to her review of Blood Canticle). I can totally understand her outrage at people saying nasty things but for her to fire back with "the sheer outrageous stupidity of many things you've said here that actually touches my proletarian and Democratic soul" and "your stupid arrogant assumptions about me and what I am doing are slander. And you have used this site as if it were a public urinal to publish falsehood and lies" just makes her look like an asshole. And it's like pouring gasoline on a fire since nearly all the reviews after are even more nasty:
"I can almost picture you at your keyboard, cackling "I'll show them!" between sips of Merlot and tears of impotent rage as you haul out the big game verbiage to slay the beasts who dare rise against you. But you see, it all explodes in your face and you are left looking pathetic and washed up, an aging icon pining for the glory days when everyone kissed your feet and thanked you for the honor, when every syllable that dropped out of your mouth was slurped up like manna by the masses starving for what only you in your singular brilliance could provide."
The pain continues in cartoon format.
[via Bookslut via some guy named Jeremy]
I think she deleted her review... I can't find it anymore... Maybe she came down off her meds and wised up?
A cached copy of her review can be found here. Also, the address she listed at the bottom, for people to send her their books and get their money back (like she offered), goes to her old house. Everyone that took her up on her offer got their books back in the mail with a "return to sender" stamp on them. Ann Rice is so, so, so not cool.