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Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Book 1)
by Anne Rice | Horror
Registered by wingJennyC1230wing of Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, October 22, 2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, October 22, 2007

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Review on Amazon.com by: E.A. Solinas

Anne Rice took the publishing world by storm in "Interview With the Vampire," a haunting book that turned the evil-bloodsucker cliche on its ear. Her lush prose and vivid characters turn the dramatic plot and strange scenarios into a chilling look at good and evil, thankfully without melodrama.

In modern times, a young man is interviewing a vampire on tape recorder. The vampire is Louis Pointe du Lac. In 1791, his ultra-religious brother died tragically after an argument, and Louis sank into remorse and despair. Enter Lestat de Lioncourt, a charming vampire who offers Louis a way out of his grief.

The two vampires wander the cities of the world, with Lestat teaching his reluctant pupil the ways of vampirism. In time Louis makes a "daughter": Claudia, a vampire child with the mind of a woman. Now, depressed and unhappy, Louis explains how he and Claudia fled Lestat, only to encounter new tragedies that still haunt him to this day...

Moral struggles are rarely present in vampire novels. Certainly not from the vampire's point of view. But that is exactly what Anne Rice attempts in this book. She wraps her dark story in lush prose and beautiful descriptions of Paris and her hometown of New Orleans, making this one of the best-written vampire stories since "Dracula."

One of the greatest shaping influences on elegant vampire lore has been Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire." A beautiful and lush novel of darkness and beauty. (One of the greatest shaping influences on elegant vampire lore has been Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire." A beautiful and lush novel of darkness and beauty.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, October 22, 2007

9 out of 10

I read this book a long time ago, but I remember it was one of the first vampire stories which weren't trying to scare you.

I got this at a yard sale for 25 cents! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

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Journal Entry 4 by LaRue from Medford, New York USA on Sunday, February 10, 2008

10 out of 10

The book that started (or maybe re-started) the vampire novel genre. Read it when it was first released and at least three times since. A great one. 




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