Do not go into this novel expecting the same old preturnatural interview with moments of explicit content. You will not get it. This is a wonderfull h..Show More »alf-fiction novel for any audience. With her painstaking research, Rice once again has reached a new level of story writing. This story about a few years in the life of Jesus as a young boy, written in first person no less, is one of the most unique looks into the 1st century I have ever read. Her portrayal of the character of the young Jesus shows a young, thoughtfull, extraordinarily loving, and courageous boy who faces his early trials with quiet dignity and inner strength. All done in a style all Rice's own. Hats off to Anne Rice! (Don't read this expecting vampires or witches. It's a very conservative book about Jesus the Christ.)I found this book to be Rice's most poignantly honest and daring book yet.
Anne Rice has done a powerful job delving into the potential experiences of Jesus the Christ in those early years. She is blending excellence of rese..Show More »arch with vibrant imagination to create a realistic narrative thread. She also uses both the Jewish history and the the traditions of the church to her advantage. Brilliant!