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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Interview with the Vampire (edition 1976)

by Anne Rice

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A vampire recounts his tragic two-century life, marked by an endless thirst for human blood.
Title:Interview with the Vampire
Authors:Anne Rice
Info:Alfred Knoff (1976), Hardcover, 310 pages
Collections:Shelf 9: West Wall, Row 3

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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

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Going to re read this series. Read it so long ago I can't remember most of it ( )
  LVStrongPuff | Dec 19, 2019 |
The first was my fave. ( )
  karenhulseman | Dec 3, 2019 |
The first was my fave. ( )
  karenhulseman | Dec 3, 2019 |
The book in a few words: A coming of age of a vampire with existential musings.
What I like: I like Louis' existential musings and how Anne Rice portrays each character.
What I didn't like: Needs to be more on point; boring parts ( )
  strainglia | Oct 31, 2019 |
(Originally appearing on my website: https://www.gergel.im/reviews/2019/interview-with-the-vampire.html)

Boring story of a vampire. I had this old memory of the movie with Tom Cruise and the little girl that was turned into a vampire before reaching sexual maturity, which was her damnation. I remembered it as a good movie. But the book is boring. I was hoping to find some interesting theme behind the now boring cliché of the vampire, but nope, my hopes were betrayed. Just stay away. ( )
  sturmer | Aug 30, 2019 |
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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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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.
Haiku summary
Vampires sit and mope.
Like popular Twilight books.
But with denser prose.


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