If you go to any review on Amazon.com, you almost always find a good mix of people from those who hated a particular novel to those who love it. Do authors take any of these negative reviews from readers to heart? If you are Anne Rice you do. She had a few things (more like an essay) to say about the negative reviews that customers were giving her novel Blood Canticle.(The Vampire Chronicles) Her statement is at the bottom of this page (but I don’t know how long the link will last) labeled Anne Obrien Rice. If you can’t find it there try here.
Is it common for an author, especially one as prolific as Anne Rice, to answer bad reviews on Amazon?
One thing I have to say is this is the most riveting thing I have read from her since Interview With A Vampire. Oh, and she gave her book 5 stars. HA!