As you probably know already, I like to read and I find myself reading books of the vampire genre.  Back in the 90's I fell in love with The Vampire Chronicles, which began with Interview with the Vampire.  Anne Rice was the author of that series of books and they are very dark and very well written.  Fast Forward to the 21st century and Stephenie Meyers gives us The Twilight Saga and sparkly vampires, and apparently Anne Rice does not approve.

The first Twilight book was published in 2005 and was the spawn of a dream that author Stephenie Meyer had one night. So I find it kind of odd that Anne Rice is commenting on the whole sparkly vampire craze now.

According to a quote on the Ann Rice  Facebook page:

Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town ---- anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.

I love both set of stories.  Anne Rice tells of vampires and the life they lead.  Stephenie Meyer tells of a girl who falls in love with a vampire.  One is dark, the other is a teenage love story.

So why does Ann Rice bring this up now?  I might have something to do with this discussion.

So who do you think would win in a battle, Lestat and Louie, or the sparkly Cullen clan?  Oh I can't help but wonder what Anne thinks of Damon and Stefan from The Vampire Diaries?