from The Century Dictionary.
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For better or worse, it turns out every generation gets its own resurgence/glut of the bloodsucker phenom; 30 years ago it was all about Anne Rice -- whose Vampire Chronicles I fully admit to absolutely adoring in the '80s and which, from a sheer kinky, hypersensual writing-quality perspective, still run circles around Meyer (mind, this was well before Rice got drunk on way too much Jesus and neutered the whole vibe) ...
By contrast, as Bernard Lewis has pointed out, Islam-fatalistic, hypersensual, and still puzzled by its own failures-was struggling even to limp along.