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What a to do to die today At a quarter or two to two. A terrible difficult thing to say But a harder thing still to do. The dragon will come at the beat of the drum With a rat-a-tat-tat a-tat-tat a-tat-to At a quarter or two to two today, At a quarter or two to two.

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The Tale of the Body Thief

The Tale of the Body Thief  - Anne Rice I had fun reading this book, for the most part. It does have issues, though, and moments where I really wanted something to happen already. I don't think the implications of anyone being able to switch bodies whenever they want (albeit with some training), and what that would mean for the vampires, was really well thought out.

Oh well, I did like the idea of Lestat being able to experience being human again, but I'm not sure Rice did as much with it as I'd have liked. I definitely didn't like that there was a rape scene and how it was handled. Were we not supposed to think any differently about Lestat after that? That's how I felt it played out. I also had problems with everything being solved so easily and without any truly unexpected surprises. David and Lestat came up with a plan and then it worked out almost exactly as they wanted, and in the end, you could say it worked out even better. The body thief character was such an idiot, though, that it wasn't a surprise he never suspected anything and wasted his new abilities in such stupid ways. The plot became a little less interesting because of him.

My favorite thing about the book was actually David and Lestat's interactions and relationship. I wasn't expecting to like that as I don't like how everyone seems to be in love with Lestat, no matter what impulsive or horrible actions he takes. Then again, like the other characters, I too find Lestat to be a lot of fun (sometimes even while he's being incredibly infuriating), so I can see how at least some of the other characters would feel the same, but everyone?