The Vampire Lestat
Rice continues what promises to be a series with this fascinating sequel to her Interview with the Vampire. One of its characters, Lestat, encouraged by the telling of that story, narrates his own history, focusing on his boyhood transformation, subsequent wanderings, and constant attempts to... show more
Rice continues what promises to be a series with this fascinating sequel to her Interview with the Vampire. One of its characters, Lestat, encouraged by the telling of that story, narrates his own history, focusing on his boyhood transformation, subsequent wanderings, and constant attempts to rationalize his newly acquired immortality. Don't expect the usual stake-in-the-heart story; Rice is creating a new vampire mythos, mixing ancient Egyptian legends into her narrative, and weaving a rich and unforgettable tale of dazzling scenes and vivid personalities. This extraordinary book outclasses most contemporary horror fiction and is a novel to be savored. Highly recommended. Literary Guild alternate. Eric W. Johnson, Univ. of New Haven Lib., West Haven
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: 12 września 1986
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
3.5 stars.I did not enjoy Interview with a Vampire, but a good deal of that blame lays with the insipid main character Louis and his insufferable hand wringing. I didn't care for the narrative style of the book, which kept the characters at arm's length with its romantic stiltedness. Good news is th...
Una biografia..una cronaca..perfetta come sempre, realistica al punto giusto..al punto in cui non riesci più a discernere l'illusione dalla realtà. Riletto forse per la seconda volta nella mia vita..mi confermo ancora nel dire che Anne Rice rimane una delle migliori scrittrici contemporanee e di sem...
hmm... szczerze mówiąc troszeczkę zawiodłam się na tej książce. "Wywiad z wampirem" był ciekawy, szybko się czytało, postacie jakoś bardziej wyraziste. Nawet postać Lestata była przedstawiona jakoś inaczej, bardziej konkretniej itd. "Wampir Lestat" jest na pewno ciekawą książką, od pierwszych stron ...
I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting here, I guess 'more of the same' from the first one, but boy was I surprised! This is not more of the same, this, told with a different voice and a different style to reflect the different character speaking, expands upon and entwines within and deconstruct...
Lestat awakens after many decades under the earth. He’s greeted with a new world, a world of music and freedom and excitement and infinite possibilities And a world where Louis has had a book written. One that could use some… corrections. Or elaborations But far more important than that is to seek...