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Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
Interview with the Vampire
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The time is now.We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead. . . He speaks quietly, plainly, even gently . . . carrying us back to... show more
The time is now.We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead. . . He speaks quietly, plainly, even gently . . . carrying us back to the night when he departed human existence as heir--young, romantic, cultivated--to a great Louisiana plantation, and was inducted by the radiant and sinister Lestat into the other, the "endless," life . . . learning first to sustain himself on the blood of cocks and rats caught in the raffish streets of New Orleans, then on the blood of human beings . . . to the years when, moving away from his final human ties under the tutelage of the hated yet necessary Lestat, he gradually embraces the habits, hungers, feelings of vampirism: the detachment, the hardened will, the "superior" sensual pleasures.He carries us back to the crucial moment in a dark New Orleans street when he finds the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to comfort her, struggling against the last residue of human feeling within him . . .We see how Claudia in turn is made a vampire--all her passion and intelligence trapped forever in the body of a small child--and how they arrive at their passionate and dangerous alliance, their French Quarter life of opulence: delicate Grecian statues, Chinese vases, crystal chandeliers, a butler, a maid, a stone nymph in the hidden garden court . . . night curving into night with their vampire senses heightened to the beauty of the world, thirsting for the beauty of death--a constant stream of vulnerable strangers awaiting them below . . . We see them joined against the envious, dangerous Lestat, embarking on a perilous search across Europe for others like themselves, desperate to discover the world they belong to, the ways of survival, to know what they are and why, where they came from, what their future can be . . .We follow them across Austria and Transylvania, encountering their kind in forms beyond their wildest imagining . . . to Paris, where footsteps behind them, in exact rhythm with their own, steer them to the doors of the Théâtre des Vampires--the beautiful, lewd, and febrile mime theatre whose posters of penny-dreadful vampires at once mask and reveal the horror within . . . to their meeting with the eerily magnetic Armand, who brings them, at last, into intimacy with a whole brilliant and decadent society of vampires, an intimacy that becomes sudden terror when they are compelled to confront what they have feared and fled . . . In its unceasing flow of spellbinding storytelling, of danger and flight, of loyalty and treachery, Interview with the Vampire bears witness of a literary imagination of the first order.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780394498218 (0394498216)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Series: The Vampire Chronicles (#1)
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 Interview With The Vampire
4.5 starsI've been wanting to read this forever it seems, and it did not disappoint. I love really getting inside Louis's head. I also like how the act of being a vampire isn't romanticized. If anything the emotional crisis for vampires is way higher than humans. I'm definitely planning to conti...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it
3.5 Enjoyed the reread
I read this book many, many years ago and wondered if I'd enjoy it as much now as I did then. I mostly did. I was a bit disappointed with Simon Vance's narration, though. That surprised me. I've loved his work on several other books but not this one. I'm glad I reread the book but have no desire ...
Romance Reader (and Writer)
Romance Reader (and Writer) rated it
2.0 Interview with the Vampire
Listening to this as an audiobook/MP3 CD was the only way I was going to read this. It's not my usual read at all. I like my vampire stories but I love them to have romance in them, this was very low on that--at least in the respect I mean. There's lot of mentions of love and passion but I think the...
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2.0 Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles #1)
This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com by Bookstooge's Exalted ...
Love, Culture, Language - Reading! ♥
Love, Culture, Language - Reading! ♥ rated it
5.0 Meraviglia ♥
L'ho letto tante di quelle volte che penso di aver perso il conto. Mi ricordo ancora quando lo comprai..mi venne consigliato ad una bancarella che vendeva libri in piazza Duomo a Milano. È raro che accetto consigli sulle mie letture, ma quella volta lo comprai..nonostante la copertina che, come quel...
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