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Interview with the Vampire (1976)

by Anne Rice

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Series: The Vampire Chronicles (1)

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A vampire recounts his tragic two-century life, marked by an endless thirst for human blood.
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Anne Rice has stated she wants book reviewers to be required to post with their full, real name. In response, I am removing all my reviews of her novels as I am unable and unwilling to do this. I am no longer comfortable reading or reviewing her work. Thank you.
  kaitlynn_g | Dec 13, 2020 |
Interesting, sad, filled with an aching that complements the beautiful rise and fall of Louie. I had only seen the movie before, and while there is obviously some similarity, the book had significant differences. Including a more fleshed out Lestat, which should be interesting going into book 2. ( )
  b_coli | Nov 25, 2020 |
Interesting if semi-exploitative meditation on vampiric immortality. Hard to disentangle the narrator from the author, certainly the narrator is euro centric and elitist which limits and hampers the discussions on morality. Still interesting perspective on the emotional elements of vampires. ( )
  TegarSault | Jul 16, 2020 |
Who doesn't like Anne Rice, but out of all her books, I really think Interview With A Vampire is definitely one of her best. The story is rich with explicit descriptions, complex characters, and stunning settings. We've all seen the movie, which was excellent by the way, but the book takes you deeper inside Louie's sad and guilt-ridden journey from human to a vampire in a way that is entertaining, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking. Check it out! ( )
  PaulaGalvan | Jun 28, 2020 |
I re-read this thinking that surely I would be able to donate my Anne Rice books now that I am no longer a goth-leaning teenager. I actually really liked it, though! It's one of those books where you're not desperate to get back to it when you're not reading it, but when you are reading it, you find yourself completely immersed in the text.

Look, Louis is still the king of whining, and Claudia, Armand and Lestat are clearly the more interesting characters, but I think as an adult I could appreciate more the fact that this book about vampires is actually really about the nature of humanity.

I also really appreciated how damn gay the book is. Just sayin'
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
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The author's seriousness is honest, I think, but misplaced; perhaps a bit more Grand Guignol elegance was called for father than incessant philosophizing. Immersed in the book's fetid, morbid atmosphere - like being in a hothouse full of decaying funeral lilies - one longs to get out in the garden.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times, Richard F. Lingeman (pay site) (Apr 30, 1976)

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Anne Riceprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bignardi, MargheritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Deas, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mancius, W. vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muller, FrankNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murail, TristanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Niffenegger, AudreyPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spagnol, Luigisecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vance, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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For Stan Rice, Carole Malkin,
and Alice O'Brien Borchardt
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"I see..." said the vampire thoughtfully, and slowly he walked across the room towards the window.
I never knew what life was until it ran in a red gush over my lips, my hands!
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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This is for the book by Anne Rice.  Do not combine with graphic novels.
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A vampire recounts his tragic two-century life, marked by an endless thirst for human blood.

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This is the book that started it all. 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.
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Vampires sit and mope.
Like popular Twilight books.
But with denser prose.


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