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  • Paperback
  • 640 pages
  • The Feast of All Saints
  • Anne Rice
  • English
  • 24 June 2017
  • 0345334531

10 thoughts on “The Feast of All Saints

  1. Aleeda Aleeda says:

    This novel so often gets overlooked Anne Rice s mystical writings about vampires, mummies and witches easily overshadow it Pity, because for my money, this is her BEST work While researching Interview with a Vampire, she gathered enough information, for this, her second novel as Anne Rice The book blends a wonderful love of a beautiful city New Orleans with a genuine interest in African American culture The gens de couleur libre, a society of free middle class mixed raced people, had co This novel so often gets overlooked Anne Rice s mystical writings about vampires, mummies and witches easily overshadow it Pity, because for my money, this is her BEST work While researching Interview with a Vampire, she gathered enough information, for this, her second novel as Anne Rice The book blends a wonderful love of a beautiful city New Orleans with a genuine interest in African American culture The gens de couleur libre, a society of free middle class mixed raced people, had codified rules which were obeyed and respected, for the most part, by the wealthy slaveholders, and their interracial families They had balls in which the slaveholders pursuedtheir mistresses, and by Ms Rice s accounts, established a second family in which the father paid for the support and education of his children The gens de couleur has their own doctors, lawyers, and professionals of all kinds The white and black societies had a separate but symbiotic class structure, with each knowing his role.This is an overlooked part of history and the story has been told in a sensitive, imaginative way by Ms Rice I loved the book so much, I sought out a hardcover copy for my libraryTop 25


  2. Jennifer Pavich Jennifer Pavich says:

    Completely different than most Anne Rice novels, this one forgoes the supernatural entirely One of my favorite books, this novel is rich with history of pre Civil War New Orleans and rural Louisiana Characters are very compelling and Rice deftly explores the nearly mind boggling complexity of race and relationships in a city where degrees of black or whiteness meant everything.NOTE The movie was flat and much oversimplified by comparison, not even worth watching.


  3. Ronnie Ronnie says:

    I love books that highlight African American history, and I was beside myself when i found this book one day in a bin at Goodwill For.25 I got one of the best books I ve ever read Mrs Rice weaves an excellent tale about the gen de libre coloure, a little known community of mixed races free people of color that populated Louisiana I was completely draw into the world of Marcel St Marie as he struggled with his identity on his road to becoming a man.This was a great book.


  4. Michael Michael says:

    This is the third time I ve read this novel The first, at a tender age of 15, left me wrecked, changed, broken hearted and overwhelmed I then spent a summer a couple years later reading it aloud to my aunt, who made fun of my French pronunciation as well as added sound effects when necessary a specialty of hers, learned from many years of listening to me read to her The second reading cemented my youthful longing for an intelligent man and a journey to the city of light Now,than two This is the third time I ve read this novel The first, at a tender age of 15, left me wrecked, changed, broken hearted and overwhelmed I then spent a summer a couple years later reading it aloud to my aunt, who made fun of my French pronunciation as well as added sound effects when necessary a specialty of hers, learned from many years of listening to me read to her The second reading cemented my youthful longing for an intelligent man and a journey to the city of light Now,than two decades later, I ve returned to The Feast of All Saints out of curiosity Only the occasional drift beyond the border and into the purple land of too flowery prose kept me from assigning 5 stars to this novel Despite many many other preternatural novels by Rice that I have loved or have at least enjoyed, this historical novel about a boy coming of age in a cruel, difficult way is by far my favorite The drama is intense, of course how could it not be, with a 14 year old narrator with passionate ideas about art and music and Paris Someone cries on nearly every page I should, of course, be an adult and turn my nose up at this But I refuse This novel made me realize at a young age that your dreams are not awarded to you, but that you must work to make them come true It taught me that love is illusory and must be experienced, cherished in every form that it appears It taught me not to believe in anything and to never stop believing in everything This is a big, contradictory, romantic, preposterous and wonderful novel that I still love


  5. Kerry Dunn Kerry Dunn says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m giving this five stars it was amazing because that is how I felt about this book when I read it when I was fifteen My dad bought this book for me on one of our Sunday bookstore browsing days and I picked it up only because I liked the cover I had never heard of Anne Rice and didn t know anything about her Vampire Chronicles I was immediately sucked into this book by its historical context,intricate plot, kind of naughtiness, and very romantic New Orleans setting I was devastated at the I m giving this five stars it was amazing because that is how I felt about this book when I read it when I was fifteen My dad bought this book for me on one of our Sunday bookstore browsing days and I picked it up only because I liked the cover I had never heard of Anne Rice and didn t know anything about her Vampire Chronicles I was immediately sucked into this book by its historical context,intricate plot, kind of naughtiness, and very romantic New Orleans setting I was devastated at the end because it really leaves you hanging I ve waited all these years for Anne to write a sequel and tell me what happened to Marcel I doubt she ever will.I m curious if the five stars would hold up if I were to re read this today I might have to try that soon


  6. Kym Moore Kym Moore says:

    This is a fist clenching, hyperventilating, teeth grinding story that was an epic piece of work by Anne Rice She is typically best known for her vampire themed works but did an incredible job in her storytelling of the tragedies, false identities, and identity crisis affecting so many lives in Louisiana, with this fictional period piece Yet, Rice included non fictional events woven into this storyline to reveal those ugly and monstrous truths many tried to hide in the history of this country t This is a fist clenching, hyperventilating, teeth grinding story that was an epic piece of work by Anne Rice She is typically best known for her vampire themed works but did an incredible job in her storytelling of the tragedies, false identities, and identity crisis affecting so many lives in Louisiana, with this fictional period piece Yet, Rice included non fictional events woven into this storyline to reveal those ugly and monstrous truths many tried to hide in the history of this country that could also be found in countries around the world.A false sense of security, illusions of all the accoutrements of a family, but no familyillusions of all the accoutrements of a gentleman but not a gentlemanillusions of all the accoutrements of wealth but no wealth Quadroons, some thought to be white still had the blood of color in them, were always reminded that they were going to always be people of color living in a white man s world.Even those who were free people of color gens de couleur libre were still considered inferior to the white man Injustice separated the prosperous gens de couleur who struggled to be fully enfranchised from their white fellowmen They have been caught between the worlds of privilege and oppression, master and slave.The rich and privileged have taken advantage of the weak and lowly, with their selfishness and explicit lusts, exploiting them in no uncertain terms, having their way when it is convenient I d hoped for ahappy ending for all of those who fell victim by default Sadly, this was a harsh reality during this period piece of our time and country I wish things ended better for Marcel, Marie, Richard, Christophe, and Anna Belle, but as tragic as the storyline went, I believe they survived from those tragic mistakes adults made and the consequences they had to deal with as a result of those salacious mistakes.My hats off to Anne Rice for a story that was filled with a myriad of emotions anger, surprises, intrigue, sadness, hope, happiness and survival This is a recommended read


  7. Layton Layton says:

    I feel bad rating this but a one star isn t fair even though I DNF d it I like the story and the characters but it is too long and drawn out and I hate the edition I am reading The text is soooo small Maybe I will try this again another time.


  8. Jessica Thurlow Jessica Thurlow says:

    Feast of all Saints A Refreshing FictionI have been a fan of Anne Rice since I was twelve years old I t was then that Lestat held me in his arms and whispered sweet nothings in my ear And it is becuse of this experience that the name Rice has become synonymous with all things preternatural for me Thus, I was shocked to find, when I began reading The Feast of all Saints that the novel contained no elements of the supernatural save for a few instances of spiritual awakening I confess that I w Feast of all Saints A Refreshing FictionI have been a fan of Anne Rice since I was twelve years old I t was then that Lestat held me in his arms and whispered sweet nothings in my ear And it is becuse of this experience that the name Rice has become synonymous with all things preternatural for me Thus, I was shocked to find, when I began reading The Feast of all Saints that the novel contained no elements of the supernatural save for a few instances of spiritual awakening I confess that I was a wee bit concerned that I wouldn t like thisserious version of Ms Rice I was trepidatious would this novel break my heart I ve been reading it for ages Not because it was hard to read but because I was worried I wouldn t like it and I simply didn t want to have to change my perception of the awe inspiring Ms Rice Eventually, I summoned the strength and dove headlong into the creole world that lives within the pages of this book Knowing virtually nothing about the gens de couleur libre, I made exciting and sometimes horrifying discoveries with every page.This book is drastically different from The Vampire Chronicles as it should be Those books, along with a few others I ve read by Rice, make comments on society and human nature often in a very subtle way They gently whisper these ideas and the ideas become apparent after you ve read them they become intertwined and inseparable from the story and yet still vivid With this book, Rice has taken a muchdirect path The ideas are very often literally, shouted at the reader by various characters Revelations about racism and gender inequality are frequent and I found myself dog earring many a page so that I might return to the passage to savour the intensity and eloquence of the words.One particular outburst will stay with me for always It doesn t directly link to either racism or gender equality but touches a matter quite close to my heart the importance of literature When I first read this passage, I nearly shouted out loud someone else was able to articulate just how I felt about the written word the idea that it keeps the thoughts and ideas they embody alive forever, that books should be treated almost like living things This is what Marcel had to say My teacher, Monsieur De Latte handles books as if theywere deadMy teacher believes in those books onlybecause they occupy space I want to know what s insideof them what they actually mean We forget all the time,I think that things are made, that this table was made bysomeone for instance, with hammer and nails, and thatwhat s in books was made by someone, someone flesh andblood like ourselves wrote those lines, they were alive,they might have gone this way or that with adifferent word I think, Monsieur, people forget this I want to understand it, I want to find some key 11 I ve always found that the simple act of writing something down leaves part of you behind As if the words imbibe part of your personality and if a reader really looks a truth can be discovered This was a profound moment in the text for me.I think the other idea that I got from this book that was quite astonishing and startling was that some gens de couleur libre wanted to stay in North America, where the environment was not always in their favour and they did not have the same rights as their white counterparts I guess, I had always thought if there was an escape to a place where people would readily respect you, why not take it But over and over it was reinforced that many of these people felt they had to stay for the future of their people Who else was going to make the changes happen This was startling because it was also such an obvious revelation Of course they had to stay if they hadn t, where would we be now Social structure is hard to go against Not just because others may oppose you and look down on you if you do, but also because some part of you must break and die before you are able There was a profound sadness that surrounded each character in this book for this very reason Cecile, Josette, Colette and Louisa because they didn t let this happen Anna Bella, Marie, Marcel, Christophe and Richard because they did There are things to be admired from both perspectives and also much to be learned from all sides I deeply appreciate, and am thankful for, the immense strength and many sacrifices of the gens de couleur.There is so muchI could say about how this book affected me and changed me but I would need a vast space and eons of time to express those sentiments Suffice to say that I finished this book on the third of April and it s almost May third now Normally, when I finish a book, the review is up the next day This book had such a huge impact on me and my life that I had to take time to digest the ramifications before I was able to formulate the words I believe this book should be used in high school classrooms to promote discussions about gender inequality and racism I also believe that everybody, and I mean everybody, should read this book


  9. Rowena Rowena says:

    This book made me understand colourism in Black society a bitVery interesting book, though it took me about 200 pages to really get into it


  10. Katrine Austin Katrine Austin says:

    I read this in the early 90s without the lens of racial understanding I have today Might be a re read for me soon.


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