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Lasher (Lives of Mayfair Witches) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1995
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Lasher, the former otherworldly spirit who haunted the Mayfairs, is now a flesh and blood supernatural being. He chose to leave the world of specters to join us humans in three-dimensional space on earth - New Orleans' steamy Garden District to be precise. He made this transfer through Rowan's birth canal. You have to read it to believe it. So Rowan and Michael, along with their many other roles, are also Lasher's parents. And you thought Rosemary and her baby had problems! Lasher, a very sensual, mesmerizing, manipulative entity, longs for love, yet doesn't really understand the human concept of the word. Therefore his motives are constantly misconstrued. And why not?Read more ›
Rice really messed up with "Lasher,"and I wish "no stars" was an option for a rating of this book. Rowan has no spine and Michael is raped by a 13 year-old and that's just in the first two chapters. The story slipped through her fingers as she tried to make me identify with Lasher. Impossible. Her crass treatment of history and her corruption of Michael and Rowan made me wish I could set fire to my copy of this book and watch it go up in flames.
In TWH, Rowan was strong and brilliant. If she had killed Lasher like she should have in TWH, this book would never have had a chance to have been written. Rowan ends up being held prisoner by Lasher while they're on the run, trying to find out what he is. During this time he rapes her repeated and she miscarries again and again. Not the fate she imagined, and while humbling Rowan is necessary, treating her like this was not.
Meanwhile, back at the Mayfair house in New Orleans, 13 year-old Mona Mayfair, Rowan's flower girl, sneaks into the mansion and takes advantage of Rowan's absence by helping herself to Michael. The child, for that is what she is, is hell-bent on "shagging" (the real word I want to use cannot be printed here) every Mayfair man she can get her hands on. The self-styled wunderkind also lives in a run-down house in the neighborhood, yet she manages to afford a state-of-the-art computer and fancies herself quite the corporate stockbroker. As if.
Several jarring anachronisms annoyed me about this novel. The first: Rowan was identified as being 5'11" tall in the File of the Mayfair Witches, compiled carefully by the Talamasca.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lasher has a lot going for it. Some spoilers in this review so beware! The sequel to "The Witching Hour" hits the ground running right after the cliffhanger ending of... Read morePublished 12 days ago by mjpenny
Im not always interested in her topic but her writing and philosophy pull me in. Read Witching Hour first to truly enjoyPublished 1 month ago by Christie
I'm a Rice fan so my reviews are inherently biased. While I prefer the exploits of Lestat, Lasher has his own unique qualities that make it a great read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margi J. Winters
This book dragged, and repeated itself. Not to mention it was dreadfully boring...Published 1 month ago by Leanna0324
I love this book and all other from Anne Rice,,,its so much funPublished 3 months ago by silver1964
I very much enjoyed this as an audio book. Parts of it do drag as seemingly unrelated details go on for pages but... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JOHN
Book 2 of the Mayfair Witches Series continues the story of Lasher and the plot just gets better and better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. L. Largent