Interview with the Vampire

by Anne Rice | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0345256085 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, July 24, 2011
Ballantine paperback 1977
342 pages

In the now-classic novel Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice refreshed the archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience. The story is ostensibly a simple one: having suffered a tremendous personal loss, an 18th-century Louisiana plantation owner named Louis Pointe du Lac descends into an alcoholic stupor. At his emotional nadir, he is confronted by Lestat, a charismatic and powerful vampire who chooses Louis to be his fledgling. The two prey on innocents, give their "dark gift" to a young girl, and seek out others of their kind (notably the ancient vampire Armand) in Paris. But a summary of this story bypasses the central attractions of the novel. First and foremost, the method Rice chose to tell her tale--with Louis' first-person confession to a skeptical boy--transformed the vampire from a hideous predator into a highly sympathetic, seductive, and all-too-human figure. Second, by entering the experience of an immortal character, one raised with a deep Catholic faith, Rice was able to explore profound philosophical concerns--the nature of evil, the reality of death, and the limits of human perception--in ways not possible from the perspective of a more finite narrator.

Journal Entry 2 by winghippoleinwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (8/13/2011 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland


Kesätyhjennys 2011
Tänään klo 11:30 mini-miitti Sokoksessa kirja siirtyy uudelle omistajalle. Sen jälkeen se menee sitten Joensuuhun luettavaksi.

Journal Entry 3 by sannuli at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I got this today, thank you so much. Even more so because this Rice's book belongs to the 1001 books list which I'm trying to read through :)

Journal Entry 4 by sannuli at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A quite heavy read, I hadn't expected that. Very rich in detail though. I was surprised how bored I was all the way over half way of the book. I must say, for a person who isn't interested in paranormal read and especially into bloody vampires, this book is bound to be a struggle (I refer to task of reading the 1001 books).

It was interesting how Louis was in the beginning the weak one and in the end the stronger than the dominant companions of his. For others and himself his capability of feelings were seen weak and useless at first but through the story it became evident that the dominant ones needed him to be that way and were destroyed in their own ways because in the end the ability to feel died in him. And I so didn't see the story to end the way it did. I had no expectations but I suppose Louis stayed true to himself but only to a lesser amount that he might've done earlier on in the book.

Journal Entry 5 by sannuli at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (9/19/2013 UTC) at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland


To MMunster. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 6 by MMunster at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I really believed that ive all ready made journal about this book but when i last night checked my bookshelf here i was wondering why this one is missing... one i know. Well i still got it and honestly i don't know how long. Its one of my favourites and i havent read it on original language so... I probably gonna take some time with this one.

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