Anne Rice or Stephenie Meyer?

Seharra Seharra 04/09/2011

I was sitting in the library the other day, and I overheard a small club debating over who wrote the more enthralling occult novels. They essentially had it boiled down to two authors. I know where I fall, how about you all?

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Seharra Seharra
Who writes the better book?
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Seharra Seharra
Personally, I'd rather read Laurel K. Hamilton than Stephenie Meyer, but an Anne Rice novel is always welcome.
04/09/2011
sexygoddess sexygoddess
Anne Rice all the way! I've been a fan since I was in high school
04/09/2011
Lithaewyn Lithaewyn
I really don't feel that these two authors are comparable at all. We're talking a seasoned, very experienced author versus someone totally new to the game. Plus their style is completely different as well. I've read several of Rice's novels as well as most of Meyer's, but I enjoy them for different reasons. If I want light reading with high entertainment value I read Meyer. If I want a deeper, more thoughtful and mature read, I turn to Rice.
04/09/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
Quote:
Originally posted by Lithaewyn
I really don't feel that these two authors are comparable at all. We're talking a seasoned, very experienced author versus someone totally new to the game. Plus their style is completely different as well. I've read several of Rice's ... More
This, precisely.

They're virtually unrelated.

I read Laurel K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris, too, but they're all for different reasons.
04/09/2011
Seharra Seharra
Quote:
Originally posted by Lithaewyn
I really don't feel that these two authors are comparable at all. We're talking a seasoned, very experienced author versus someone totally new to the game. Plus their style is completely different as well. I've read several of Rice's ... More
I was a little bit confused by their selection as well, but when I spoke to them... each side of the debate insisted that they were comparable.
04/09/2011
Latsyrc728 Latsyrc728
I vote for Stephanie, but I have never actually read an Anne Rice book. So, I am a little biased I guess. : )
04/09/2011
chidoll chidoll
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
I'd read the phonebook rather than Meyer. Urgh.
04/09/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I've never read a Meyer book, but I doubt I would enjoy from comments made. I enjoy a deep read. Annie Rice is one of my favs for sure. She has somewhat changed subjects in the last few years, but the writing is still incredible!
04/09/2011
slynch slynch
Rice before she got religious.
04/09/2011
Andromeda Andromeda
Neither. Bram Stoker all the way.
04/09/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Had to look up who Meyer was. Twilight, yes. I've watched the first movie and part of the second. Light and entertaining. Young vampire love always is!
04/09/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Gail Carriger
04/09/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Personally, I'd rather read Laurel K. Hamilton than Stephenie Meyer, but an Anne Rice novel is always welcome.
Agreed. Although I'm not a huge fan of any of them - I only used Laurel K Hamilton's novel as erotic fiction
04/09/2011
Kayla Kayla
I hate Stephanie's writing, but I hate Anne Rice's more. Rice's is too flowery, and I've heard a lot of bad things from her in the past about fanfiction and such.
04/09/2011
bluekaren bluekaren
Some of Rice's books go out on a "flowery" limb. But I doubt Meyer would EVER produce something as seductive as "The Vampire Lestat" in her career. I read and enjoyed Meyer for what it was.....a teenage story of forbidden love.
04/09/2011
SiNSaNiTy SiNSaNiTy
Quote:
Originally posted by wetone123
Had to look up who Meyer was. Twilight, yes. I've watched the first movie and part of the second. Light and entertaining. Young vampire love always is!
Yeah, I'm totally not into the whole Twilight series: )
04/09/2011
SiNSaNiTy SiNSaNiTy
Quote:
Originally posted by Lithaewyn
I really don't feel that these two authors are comparable at all. We're talking a seasoned, very experienced author versus someone totally new to the game. Plus their style is completely different as well. I've read several of Rice's ... More
I totally agree with you. Rice all the way.
04/09/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Anne Rice. I've always been a big fan of hers.
04/09/2011
REDRUM REDRUM
I pick neither!
04/09/2011
purplekidney purplekidney
I haven't read Anne Rice, but it has to be better than Stephanie Meyer.
04/11/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Personally, I'd rather read Laurel K. Hamilton than Stephenie Meyer, but an Anne Rice novel is always welcome.
Laurell K. Hamilton all the way! I just re-read the entire Anita Blake series in like two months. I think I'm developing a problem.
04/11/2011
littlezimmey littlezimmey
Other than the "undead" these two authors have NOTHING in common.
04/11/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I have to admit I just can't get into Anne Rice. I tried, it's just not for me.
04/11/2011
horngry horngry
anne rice, no doubt
04/12/2011
RonLee RonLee
Anne Rice's erotic Sleeping Beauty Trilogy under the pseudonym "A.N. Roquelaure" was rather interesting.
04/14/2011
firekitten firekitten
Quote:
Originally posted by littlezimmey
Other than the "undead" these two authors have NOTHING in common.
And being human females. Otherwise I don't see how they could ever be compared.
04/14/2011
virtualmirage virtualmirage
Anne Rice all the way! Meyer might be very popular at the moment, but her books in no way compare to the amazing ones from Anne Rice.
04/15/2011
kawigrl kawigrl
both?
04/15/2011
Sammi Sammi
Neither of them
04/23/2011
Fullbeauty Fullbeauty
I have to agree with quite a few of the posts above me and say neither. If we're talking vampire novels, I choose Charlaine Harris. If we're talking general occult, I really enjoy the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
04/23/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I'm not a fan of either
04/23/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
Quote:
Originally posted by Fullbeauty
I have to agree with quite a few of the posts above me and say neither. If we're talking vampire novels, I choose Charlaine Harris. If we're talking general occult, I really enjoy the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
I lurv the Mercy Thompson books.
04/23/2011
Lady Marmelade Lady Marmelade
Actually I don't like Anne Rice, but I REALLY don't like Stephenie Meyer.
04/24/2011
Pixel Pixel
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady Marmelade
Actually I don't like Anne Rice, but I REALLY don't like Stephenie Meyer.
This. Anne Rice is at least a) queer positive and b) has smut in her novels. And her vamps don't SPARKLE.
04/24/2011
AOutrajus AOutrajus
i don't know who Anne rice is.. but i did like the twilight series only cuz i read it when i was like 17 and fell in love with Jacob lol
04/30/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I only know of Anne Rice so I am SUPER biased, lol.
05/01/2011
k3 k3
How about KIM HARRISON!!
05/03/2011
Kat Shanahan Kat Shanahan
I know Meyer has her huge fanbase, but I honestly think that woman should never be allowed near any sort of word-producing device ever again. *shudder*
05/03/2011
yoham45 yoham45
Quote:
Originally posted by Pixel
This. Anne Rice is at least a) queer positive and b) has smut in her novels. And her vamps don't SPARKLE.
Awesome! LOL!
05/13/2011
Inwitari Inwitari
Love Anne Rice's work. I've read almost everything she's written.
05/29/2011
SexyLilPixi SexyLilPixi
I seriously need to read some Ann Rice now that I know about her books. At least once.
05/29/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
Quote:
Originally posted by sexygoddess
Anne Rice all the way! I've been a fan since I was in high school
Same here
05/29/2011
ChickRocking ChickRocking
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
I like Anne Rice, but only her Beauty series. Wonderful series that I can read over and over. I read the first Twilight book and hated it. Not worth my time.
05/29/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Love Anne Rice's older work. Her stuff after she finished the Vampire chronicles was disappointing.
05/29/2011
CAKES CAKES
Anne Rice is much better in my opinion, but I really like Stephanie Meyer, too. Stephen King is my fave though!
05/29/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
They aren't even in the same league. Hell, they aren't even in the same damn sport. The comparison, I think, is highly insulting to Ann Rice. Those Twilight books are poorly written tripe.
06/21/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
... Was this even serious? I read the whole twilight series and really found the writing atrocious. The story isn't horrible, but I really couldn't stand reading her writing.
06/27/2011
honeybee7484 honeybee7484
I'm sad this was even a debate. Meyers is one of the worst authors I've ever read.
06/27/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i really don't like either. but i like interview w/ a vampire so Rice
06/27/2011
Kim! Kim!
Quote:
Originally posted by chidoll
I'd read the phonebook rather than Meyer. Urgh.
That's pretty much how I feel.
06/27/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
in my opinion i feel stephanie myer is a hack writer who cant write worth a hill of beans aftershe bashed steven king anne rice and nora roberts I wish her career a short life
06/27/2011
zeebot zeebot
Quote:
Originally posted by honeybee7484
I'm sad this was even a debate. Meyers is one of the worst authors I've ever read.
Agreed. Reading that book made me so angry.
07/02/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I don't know what it is about Anne Rice, but I'm not a fan of her, but then again, I'm not a fan of meyer, either. I guess it's a choice of the lesser evil? Meyer, I must surmise.
07/02/2011
AnyBariz AnyBariz
Anne Rice.
07/04/2011
lanky lanky
anna rice
07/04/2011
lick123 lick123
both. also like charlaine harris, author of the books true blood is based on.
07/04/2011
boobookittyfuk boobookittyfuk
I love ann rice but im in-love with laurell k hamilton!
07/08/2011
softcoeur softcoeur
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
No competition: Anne Rice is a much better writer.
07/08/2011
BeautifulDarkness BeautifulDarkness
I'm not a huge fan of either one, but I defiantly would choose Lestat over Edward any day. My favorite author is J.R Ward, and that women knows how to write some VERY yummy vampires.
07/08/2011
lexical lexical
Is this really a question? Yeesh. lol! In my opinion...Stephenie Meyer could not write her way out of a paper bag. Reading her books made me supremely confident that if SHE can get published...I sure as heck can too.

Anne Rice all the way. She writes well. And she also wrote the Beauty series, which puts a kinky, erotic twist on the Sleeping Beauty story. Amazing. I highly recommend it if you're into BDSM and/or fantasy.

My favorite vampires, however, will always be those penned by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. I used to read her as a teenager and she has a special place in my heart, since she was a young author too
07/12/2011
v23 v23
Quote:
Originally posted by Lithaewyn
I really don't feel that these two authors are comparable at all. We're talking a seasoned, very experienced author versus someone totally new to the game. Plus their style is completely different as well. I've read several of Rice's ... More
Wonderful answer. Agreed.
07/14/2011
Beck Beck
Anne Rice I love The Vampire Lastat and Interview with the Vampire! I can never get enough of them!
07/19/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
With Anne Rice, but it depends on the novel. There was a decay in quality.
07/20/2011
dudemeister dudemeister
If we didnt have Laurell K Hamilton then i guess i would go with anne rice.
07/21/2011
dezzydezire dezzydezire
christene feehan or laurell k hamilton
07/21/2011
Rocky LaFemme Rocky LaFemme
Umm they are not in the same class at all. I do not know how anyone is using them in the same breathe like they are comparable. I like Hamilton as well. Some of my favorites now are J.R. Ward, L.A. Banks, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Charlaine Harris.
07/21/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I'll admit to having read the first half of the first Twilight book, and actually kind of enjoying it, but it just doesn't feel like she's writing about vampires. I wonder why she didn't just go ahead and create a new kind of creature. That, and by the halfway point, the real plot STILL hadn't picked up. Seriously, it shouldn't take that long.

I haven't read any Anne Rice, but I've heard that her early stuff was really good.
07/26/2011
clp clp
Ann Rice for the sole love of the Sleeping Beauty trilogy.
07/28/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Anne Rice. Judging everyone who says otherwise. LOL.
08/15/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Personally, I'd rather read Laurel K. Hamilton than Stephenie Meyer, but an Anne Rice novel is always welcome.
THIS.
08/15/2011
caligaliber caligaliber
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Personally, I'd rather read Laurel K. Hamilton than Stephenie Meyer, but an Anne Rice novel is always welcome.
Completely agree with Laurel K. Hamilton! Mostly the Anita Blake series though, I liked the other one, but not as much.
08/15/2011
ijako9 ijako9
We could all do without twilight
08/23/2011
Screen Door Screen Door
I am saddened to see there are actually votes in favor of Stephanie Meyer
08/24/2011
JRabbits JRabbits
I voted Stephanie Meyer. I liked the books, my own personal preference. I didn't like their lack of fangs or their sparkling or their lack of neck chomping but, eh *shrugs* I enjoyed it nonetheless. I haven't read any Anne Rice novels, just never been interested in actually checking them out whenever I've come across them. All I think of when I see an Anne Rice book is that horrible movie 'Interview With A Vampire', total suckfest, and not in the good way. Now personally I'd rather read a Lynsay Sands or J.R. Ward book.
08/24/2011
JRabbits JRabbits
Quote:
Originally posted by ijako9
We could all do without twilight
But I couldn't. I love hearing my dad call Bella a teasing little b!%ch when we watch the movies. And that Jaccob kid is gorgeous, he needs to be ten years older and my next door neighbor, LOL.
08/24/2011
JRabbits JRabbits
Quote:
Originally posted by Kat Shanahan
I know Meyer has her huge fanbase, but I honestly think that woman should never be allowed near any sort of word-producing device ever again. *shudder*
Now I would be really sadden if this ever happened. Let me have my books woman!

08/24/2011
G.L. Morrison G.L. Morrison
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Personally, I'd rather read Laurel K. Hamilton than Stephenie Meyer, but an Anne Rice novel is always welcome.
oh yeah! Anita Blake rocks!
08/24/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I. Loathe. Absolutely everything I have ever experienced from the "creative" mind Stephanie Meyer. Everything.

And besides that, if you're going to include Meyer you might as well include Rowling, who at least managed to include valuable lessons about both friendship and society. I mean, honestly...
11/15/2011
LQ LQ
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
I. Loathe. Absolutely everything I have ever experienced from the "creative" mind Stephanie Meyer. Everything.

And besides that, if you're going to include Meyer you might as well include Rowling, who at least managed to include ... More
May I now give you lots of big wet sloppy kisses for loathing Stephanie Meyer?

First of all, I'm old enough that I've already seen the vampire trend 3 times. Secondly, she's a terrible writer... (I looked at her book for adults in the store for a moment to see what all the hype was about & literally didn't make it through the preface).

Anne Rice is actually also a terrible writer, these days. Her style totally changed after Queen of the Damned. I read about 2 more of the Vampire Chronicles after that, but only the first 3 would I ever consider rereading.

And I really don't "get" Harry Potter either... it's like... "The saga of a boy you want to slap just by looking at him... with... a magic stick!"

Heehee. I actually like fantasy stuff, I'm just very picky about it. I'm way over the done-to-death stereotype stuff.

(I have to admit the upcoming Twilight movie sounds slightly intriguing just because there's supposed to be interesting sex and gore... but I think I'd be too annoyed by the rest of it to enjoy the sex and gore... awh.)
11/15/2011
LQ LQ
Quote:
Originally posted by lexical
Is this really a question? Yeesh. lol! In my opinion...Stephenie Meyer could not write her way out of a paper bag. Reading her books made me supremely confident that if SHE can get published...I sure as heck can too.

Anne Rice all the way. ... More
lexical: "Is this really a question? Yeesh. lol! In my opinion...Stephenie Meyer could not write her way out of a paper bag. Reading her books made me supremely confident that if SHE can get published...I sure as heck can too."

That's exactly what I tell myself when I'm having a bad writing day. Though it does make me wonder a bit if it's worth writing for a society that apparently has no taste. *shrug*
11/15/2011
freshbananas freshbananas
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Neither
11/15/2011
Girly Girl Girly Girl
i never read books
11/15/2011
Tart Tart
There isn't even a comparison. Anne Rice. Forever.
11/15/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Rice...by far.
11/16/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by ijako9
We could all do without twilight
Well...on the moon, where there is no atmosphere, it goes from BRIGHT day to BLACKEST NIGHT. No Twilight. Voila.
(just joking, couldn't resist).
11/16/2011
12345678 12345678
Quote:
Originally posted by Lithaewyn
I really don't feel that these two authors are comparable at all. We're talking a seasoned, very experienced author versus someone totally new to the game. Plus their style is completely different as well. I've read several of Rice's ... More
I agree with everything you said!
11/19/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I've never read either one of them. Twilight series is not something I'd be into.
12/17/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Of course, Anne Rice!
12/19/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Why is this even a question. Stephanie Meyer is a horrible author.
12/19/2011
klyte klyte
Anne Rice anyday.
12/19/2011
geliebt geliebt
Honestly, neither. Between the two, Rice is better but I'm not a huge fan of either.
12/21/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Just came back to look at this, and wow there's a really huge, obvious difference in the numbers now.
12/21/2011
Nazaress Nazaress
Are you kidding? Stephanie Meyer is terrible. She shouldn't even be called an author.
12/21/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Stephanie Meyer can't write. Anne Rice all the way. Her books are really captivating.
12/23/2011
chantal coopette chantal coopette
i like the ideas behind meyer even with her lack of knowledge. though i have never read ann rice...
01/17/2012
SomewhatSomewhere SomewhatSomewhere
This should say Anne Rice or lol.
01/17/2012
biancajames biancajames
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Charlaine Harris!
01/18/2012
LoveDove LoveDove
Stephenie Meyer! Her novels were exceptionally well done for being a story of forbidden teenage looooove.
01/18/2012
mistre$$ mistre$$
Neither.
01/18/2012
Graniteal Graniteal
anne rice
02/03/2012
calliope calliope
I haven't really read much Anne
04/02/2012
Alx Alx
Anne Rice. Meyer is a complete and utter joke.
04/03/2012
Caus Caus
If I had to choose between the two, then definitely Anne Rice.
04/03/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Is that a...is that a serious question? Meyer writes at a 5th grade level.
04/04/2012
roskat roskat
Anne Rice for sure.
04/05/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Anne Rice all the way. I don't know how her writting sounds in english, but I read her in french and it was amazing.

Also, Meyer doesn't "writes", she actually accidentaly make stories while typing random sentences.
04/05/2012
Kitka Kitka
Stephen King and Anne Rice are my top two favorite authors, always have been.
04/05/2012
Azule Azule
I am really surprised that the club had it down to Stephanie Meyers as one of the most enthralling of that genre. I went through Twilight and had no interest in continuing the series.
04/05/2012
Various Various
Anne Rice of course, but that isn't to say I didn't enjoy reading Twilight.
04/05/2012
Kithara Kithara
Anne Rice is definitely one of the most well known, if not best fantasy novelists out there. Meyer, in my opinion, is a bit of a fad right now and doesn't have the writing skills to stand up to the greats. Maybe it was her editor's fault, but when I can't read a book due to its grammar and spelling, that REALLY speaks ill of the author to me.
04/05/2012
Missy May Missy May
I've only read a few by each author. But I prefer Anne Rice over Meyers vampire books. But I loved Meyers "Host." AWESOME BOOK!
04/05/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
I suppose I'd rather read Anne Rice, since I loathe Twilight, but really neither. I'd take an eighteenth/nineteenth century vampire story over a modern one any day.
06/20/2012
remember.me remember.me
Between these two? Anne Rice
06/20/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
I tried to read Twilight. It was.... hard, I guess. The writing threw me off.
06/20/2012
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
Lol. I love you guys.
06/20/2012
Woman China Woman China
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
I hate Stephanie's writing, but I hate Anne Rice's more. Rice's is too flowery, and I've heard a lot of bad things from her in the past about fanfiction and such.
I agree.

But if I had a gun to my head and had to pick, I'd pick Ann Rice.
06/21/2012
xMila xMila
Laurell K. Hamilton over anyone! Or Anne Rice is ok before she started writing about angels and stuff.
06/26/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Neither. I'm a Chuck Palahniuk girl.
06/26/2012
Schmidyslave Schmidyslave
Stephanie Meyer Just because I dont know who anne rice is.
06/26/2012
ghent529 ghent529
idk who anne rice is
06/26/2012
pirkit pirkit
Anne Rice for sure! Stephanie Meyer can't write at all.
06/26/2012
ChickenFeathers ChickenFeathers
Don't get me started on Twilight...
06/26/2012
lecanis lecanis
I loved Anne Rice as a preteen and teenager! I have since discovered a lot of more awesome authors, of course, and I realize her books aren't really the best thing in the world. But going back and rereading, I didn't regret my interest in them, and I still love many of the characters she has created.

Stephanie Myers, on the other hand... I wasn't able to even finish one of her books. I threw it across the room in disgust and then reminded myself I had borrowed it and returned it to the owner before I could cause damage to it.
06/26/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Between these two? Anne Rice, hands down. I have a thing for books with proper spelling and grammar!
06/27/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Anne freakin' Rice all the way! Screw Twilight! Rice's vampire and erotica novels were always awesome! Besides, Anne Rice can actually spell and she uses proper grammar in her books; they aren't like these new books these days that throws proper writing out the window.

(GLARES AT 50 SHADES OF GREY FOR BEING THE PRIME EXAMPLE OF POORLY WRITTEN OVER-POPULARIZED GARBAGE)
06/27/2012
Apirka Apirka
Anne Rice, hands down.
06/27/2012
animepanda89 animepanda89
Anne rice is a better writer.
07/01/2012
brevado brevado
I love reading Anne Rice
10/08/2012
natashaanime natashaanime
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Personally, I'd rather read Laurel K. Hamilton than Stephenie Meyer, but an Anne Rice novel is always welcome.
I like Laurel K. Hamilton too. But I do really enjoy Anne Rice
10/16/2012
Deeder Deeder
Personally, I think they both kinda suck. No pun intended.
10/16/2012
mr115393 mr115393
Anne Rice is definitely the more talented author. But, while I don't like her books all that much, Stephanie Meyer writes in a style that is much easier to read and got a ton of people reading who normally don't touch books. I have some respect for both authors.
10/16/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
Ok I liked the first twilight book but in over all appeal and longevity Anne Rice is just amazing! Though sometimes she starts dialoging too much about life and the universe and blah blah blah.
10/17/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Ann Rice
10/26/2012
jr2012 jr2012
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
This, precisely.



They're virtually unrelated.



I read Laurel K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris, too, but they're all for different reasons.
I know this post is old but YES Laurel K Hamilton!
10/26/2012
Xarien Xarien
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
The Interview with a Vampire series is still one of my favorites to this day.
10/26/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
Oh my gosh, I agree... I LOVE Laurell K. Hamilton. Her books are a lot racier too! :3
10/26/2012
Alyxx Alyxx
I'd take Laurel K. Hamilton over either one of them, but I do enjoy Anne Rice. Stephanie Meyer is just crap, though.
10/26/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
Anne Rice, though I mostly read fantasy novels like The Legend of Drizzt, so it feels kind of weird to be reading her stuff. lol
10/26/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Anne Rice for sure, and it looks like I have a lot of backup on that!
10/26/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Anne Rice
11/13/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
anne rice
11/13/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
definitely Anne Rice!
11/13/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
No question. Anne Rice.
11/13/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
I like them both. But when it bottles down the the vampire book aspects, Anne Rice for sure. I still very much liked reading Twilight, but more so Interview With a Vampire.
11/14/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Anne Rice all the way.
11/14/2012
dawnkye dawnkye
The only thing in common is vampires. Anne Rice is in a whole other league.
11/14/2012
Khroma Khroma
Stephenie Meyer writes glorified fanfiction. Anne Rice actually knows what she's doing.
11/26/2012
Tristan's Everything Tristan's Everything
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
hands down ann rice i feel myer is too trite and full of her self and vampires do not sparkle
11/26/2012
Voir Voir
Don't particularly like either author for various reasons - Meyer because of the generic, badly written bullshit and Rice because I don't particularly like her style - good storyline just... not an engrossing read for me.

Still, neither author is really... people you could compare. Meyer is a young adult fiction author who feeds on the pop culture desires of teenaged girls...
Rice is a bit of a perv with her stories and they definitely carry deeper, more mature themes.
11/26/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
I'm going with the majority
11/26/2012
Anne Anne
Anne Rice
11/26/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I love them both but I have to say Anne Rice is a lot better
11/26/2012
Andrey2052 Andrey2052
WTF? Meyer? NO!!!
Anne Rice writer for me. She the BEST!
11/29/2012
Graniteal Graniteal
Quote:
Originally posted by Lithaewyn
I really don't feel that these two authors are comparable at all. We're talking a seasoned, very experienced author versus someone totally new to the game. Plus their style is completely different as well. I've read several of Rice's ... More
I couldn't have said it better.
11/30/2012
misterazor misterazor
depth...rice...witchin g hour...word.
and then read some h.p. lovecraft for a shift.
12/04/2012
MsDrProfKitty MsDrProfKitty
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Personally, I'd rather read Laurel K. Hamilton than Stephenie Meyer, but an Anne Rice novel is always welcome.
Agreed!!
12/04/2012
Vaginas Vaginas
anne rice is the clear choice
12/04/2012
Septimus Septimus
Lestat vs Edward? Does that question really even have to be asked?
12/04/2012
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
I haven't read any Stephanie Meyer, but I can't imagine her topping Anne Rice.
12/10/2012
Silvervines Silvervines
Noooo I absolutely detest Meyer.
12/11/2012
Creepellah Creepellah
Anne Rice
12/11/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Anne Rice
12/11/2012
AliMc AliMc
Quote:
Originally posted by Lithaewyn
I really don't feel that these two authors are comparable at all. We're talking a seasoned, very experienced author versus someone totally new to the game. Plus their style is completely different as well. I've read several of Rice's ... More
I definitely agree with this
12/11/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
Stephanie ugh... it's glorifying and abusive relationship. At least Rice is open about when her relationships are abusive.
12/12/2012
skittles1605 skittles1605
i enjoyed stephanie as well
12/12/2012
Bleu Bleu
Anne Rice's vampires just seem more...real. Not many humans in the books and they are sexual without sex. I love it. Her vampires are just so seductive and sexy!

But she is a religious person now and doesn't write vampire stuff anymore.
12/13/2012
Cowgirl-Cutie Cowgirl-Cutie
Anne Rice, hands down!
01/12/2013
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
This question is a no brainer. =p
01/14/2013
xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
I agree with Stephen King when it comes to Stephenie Meyer
01/15/2013
Sinfully Sinfully
Anne Rice.
01/15/2013
Kirill1171 Kirill1171
Anne Rice!
01/15/2013
TrenchcoatHunters TrenchcoatHunters
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
Anne Rice
01/15/2013
doowop doowop
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
I LOVE Anne Rice. I've actually restarted The Vampire Chronicles.
01/23/2013
MasqueVivi MasqueVivi
Two different kettles of tea entirely, but Anne Rice easily. That being said, as I've grown older and my tastes have developed I've Seen Anne Rice as much less than the literary genius I used to think she was. She's great because her stories and characters shine through some often unnecessarily purple prose, but she's never really been a master of the writing craft.

Stephanie Meyer is a joke.
01/23/2013
Pururin Pururin
Anne Rice, hands down. I don't think the two authors are even comparable though. They're on completely different levels!
01/23/2013
Boyfriend Boyfriend
anne rice
01/23/2013
fizzygato fizzygato
Honestly I'm going to have to go with Stephanie Meyer only because I've only ever read Twilight and nothing by Anne Rice. Although, this isn't to say that I like Twilight. It's just that I can say I know one and not the other
01/24/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
Anne Rice
01/24/2013
travelnurse travelnurse
Anne Rice books are almost classic.
01/24/2013
Miss. Taylor Miss. Taylor
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
How about reading real literature...?
01/25/2013
DaniDeee DaniDeee
Anne Rice
01/26/2013
srexom srexom
Anne Rice
01/26/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by Seharra
Who writes the better book?
anne rice by FAR.
01/27/2013
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