Servant of the Bones | Critical Review by Daniel Mendelsohn

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Servant of the Bones.
This section contains 1,555 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Daniel Mendelsohn

Critical Review by Daniel Mendelsohn

SOURCE: “All This and Heaven Too,” in New York Times Book Review, August 11, 1996, p. 5.

In the following review, Mendelsohn offers unfavorable assessment of Servant of the Bones.

Anne Rice's latest supernatural melodrama, Servant of the Bones, is dedicated to God, and if God has any commercial savvy whatsoever, He'll dedicate His next book to her. The creator of Interview with the Vampire and its numerous best-selling sequels is bringing out her new book (part of which is set in an Old Testament milieu) in a first print run of one million copies; the Creator, on the other hand, has more than once had to resort to samizdat, distributing His work in tiny hand-copied editions that took centuries to find the right marketing niche, even after He'd achieved name recognition. You wonder when God will get a...

(read more)

This section contains 1,555 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Daniel Mendelsohn