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Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story (edition 2012)

by Anne Rice, Ashley Marie Witter (Illustrator)

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Title:Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story
Authors:Anne Rice
Other authors:Ashley Marie Witter (Illustrator)
Info:Yen Press (2012), Hardcover, 224 pages
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Tags:horror, graphic novel

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Reseña de Fantasía Mágica

Esto es una novedad muy preciada para todos los que somos seguidores de las Crónicas Vampíricas de Anne Rice. Luego de varios años (y varias decepciones) llega esta novela gráfica de gran calidad para deleitarnos una vez más con una revisión de lo que ya conociéramos en Entrevista con el Vampiro, pero ahora desde el punto de vista de la incomprendida y bastante retorcida mente de Claudia.

Esta historia está narrada completamente desde los ojos de la niña vampiro haciendo una revisión de su vida. Todo comienza con el momento en que Lestat la encuentra enferma y moribunda junto al cadáver de su madre y la convierte para retener a Louis a su lado. Éste, llevado por la piedad y los buenos sentimientos de los que se niega a apartarse, decide quedarse y cuidar a Claudia como un padre/madre vampiro.
Veremos entonces el correr de los años mientras viven como una familia (casi) feliz, y por primera vez conoceremos realmente de cerca los tejemanejes de la mente de Claudia, quien madurará internamente y se convertirá en una mujer eternamente atrapada en el cuerpo de una niña.
Esta nueva versión hizo que la viera con otros ojos, que comprendiera sus sufrimientos y en cierto modo me pusiera en su lugar. Entendí su lucha contra la soledad, contra la frustración y sus ansias de conocimiento, además de su eterna búsqueda por aquello que la complete en su existencia vampírica.

Por supuesto, al tratarse de una novela gráfica no es el texto lo que predomina. De todos modos el trabajo de adaptación que hizo Ashley Marie Witters es muy bueno, pero no llega a ser Anne Rice. Los diálogos son poéticos (una que otra vez tuve que recurrir al diccionario de inglés para sacarme duditas) y la narración se alterna entre las burbujas de conversación y aquello que nos cuenta Claudia como voz en off.

Las ilustraciones (también por Ashley Marie Witters, en cuya web pueden ver varias) son sencillamente hermosas. Yo amo el estilo manga, pero al margen de eso, éste no es un tipo de dibujo donde haya exageraciones o deformaciones como se da en las historias japonesas. Son ilustraciones estilizadas y complejas que expresan perfectamente las emociones de los personajes.
En cierta forma me recordó un poco al arte del videojuego vampírico Castlevania.

Sí debo decir que en algunas ocasiones Claudia parecía cambiar de edad de acuerdo al cuadro y de repente aparecía con el aspecto de una mujer joven en lugar de una niña.

El interior es todo sepia excepto la sangre y el fuego: la vida y la muerte para los vampiros.
El color ayuda mucho a la sensación gótica y de la oscuridad de la noche sin resultar tan oscura que impida distinguir los detalles, o que haga que se pierda el aire de romanticismo (no confundir con romance) que tiene toda la obra.
Cuando aparece la sangre resulta impactante y hasta bienvenida. Pero no de abusa de ese recurso, a decir verdad la sangre no aparece tan seguido como se podría pensar.

Es una verdadera belleza este libro, una verdadera belleza, y espero que hagan más. Me dio ganas de volver a leer las novelas (al menos las tres primeras). ( )
  outlanders22 | Sep 21, 2013 |
Beautiful! Another masterpiece from the brilliant mind of Anne Rice. Very well done. ( )
  HunterSJones | Apr 12, 2013 |
I'd been looking forward to this for months, with a mixture of excitement and trepidation ever since I heard it was coming out.

I shouldn't have worried.

The book is a beautiful hardcover edition and the art is gorgeous. I love the decision to make it all sepia with the only color the red of blood and blood tears (and how happy the blood tears made me! Finally!) I was especially happy that Armand was drop dead gorgeous.

Except for the narration interspersed here and there, there is no new text. A lot of people seemed unhappy that the dialogue is all taken straight from the book, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I love the dialogue of Interview.

That said, the new narration, while it the right tone, didn't really shed much light on Claudia. It felt almost superfluous because it didn't give any real new insight into her thoughts and feelings. ( )
  shojo_a | Apr 4, 2013 |
I'd been looking forward to this for months, with a mixture of excitement and trepidation ever since I heard it was coming out.

I shouldn't have worried.

The book is a beautiful hardcover edition and the art is gorgeous. I love the decision to make it all sepia with the only color the red of blood and blood tears (and how happy the blood tears made me! Finally!) I was especially happy that Armand was drop dead gorgeous.

Except for the narration interspersed here and there, there is no new text. A lot of people seemed unhappy that the dialogue is all taken straight from the book, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I love the dialogue of Interview.

That said, the new narration, while it the right tone, didn't really shed much light on Claudia. It felt almost superfluous because it didn't give any real new insight into her thoughts and feelings. ( )
  shojo_a | Apr 4, 2013 |
Basically, this is just what the title says it is: Claudia's story from Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. It's a graphic novel that zeroes in on Claudia's story . To be honest, I don't remember the original novel well enough to say whether or not this book fleshes out Claudia's story beyond the original novel, but it does specifically focus on her tale, and it does so with gorgeous illustrations. ( )
  Dauntless | Apr 1, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316176362, Hardcover)

A richly-illustrated graphic novel adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent with their insistence upon treating her like a little girl, even though she has lived as long as any mortal man...and her lust to kill is certainly no less than theirs...

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A richly-illustrated adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent with their insistence upon treating her like a little girl, even though she has lived as long as any mortal man...and her lust to kill is certainly no less than theirs...--From Amazon.… (more)

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