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1mrsradcliffe
Jul 8, 2007, 5:24am

Love him or hate him?
He's my favourite character personally.

2VictoriaPL
Jul 8, 2007, 9:39am

I'm too much of a romantic. I like Louis better.

3mrsradcliffe
Jul 10, 2007, 7:50am

Really? I find him very simpering and annoyingly self-obsessed in a melancholy way. With Lestat, he knows what he is and he covers his guilt with bravado. Until the later books when he becomes maudlin, and a little annoying.
I like to contrast the Lestat we find in Interview with a Vampire and in The Vampire Lestat. Very different perspectives, and hearing his full story gives a much broader sense of his character.

4TheBratPrince First Message
Jul 19, 2007, 12:38am

Lestat is my favorite character, too. What I find interesting about him is that the reader understands him better than he does, himself. He thinks he's evil, and until Memnoch the Devil, he wants to be and tries to be evil. Much of his angst in Blood Canticle comes from his perception of himself as evil––but he isn't. I think he's all but incapable of true evil, of destruction for the sake of destruction, without remorse. I, too, am a hopeless romantic, which is why I adore Lestat.

5Gairid
Nov 17, 2007, 12:25am

I love Lestat--he's such a well-drawn and animated character--but there will always be that part of me which loves Louis; I personally love any interaction between the two.

(New to LT this month :) )

6beatles1964
Edited: Aug 13, 2008, 2:46pm

Well it's been awhile since anybody has bothered to post anything here so I'll start us off again. I do like Lestat as a character in fact I would have to say he is one of my favorite characters in the whole Vampire Chronicles series. He is so complex because on the one hand he hates what he has to do in order to survive and would love to be human again and on the other hand he likes the power and notoriety it brings him at his Rock Concerts and his books he has written. I think he would be making a huge mistake if he ever lost his immortality.

beatles1964

7beatles1964
Aug 13, 2008, 2:47pm

Because the immortality is one of the best things about being a Vampire.

beatles1964

8Kegsoccer
Aug 13, 2008, 6:29pm

I lean towards Louis as being my favorite, I think because he's the first one we were really introduced to. But Lestat is a great character and I certainly enjoy reading about (most of) his adventures!

All this talk about the vampire chronicles is making me want to reread them!

9beatles1964
Jan 22, 2009, 11:55am

I am just beginning to reread The Vampire Chronicles starting with Interview with the Vampire and I plan to read the entire series this time. Last time I got as far as Memnoch the Devil. I haven't read Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat or any of the other earlier books since they were originally Published years ago so I figure it's about time I went back and started at the beginnig again. And I am also starting to read The Witching Hour too. I've never read the entire Trilogy of the Mayfair Witches before.

Beatles1964

10beeg
Feb 14, 2009, 7:05pm

I loved The Witching Hour the vampire books to a back seat once the Mayfair books came out.

11beatles1964
Edited: Mar 26, 2009, 1:51pm

I wish that Anne Rice would change her mind and at least write one more book in The Vampire Chronicles Series and maybe at least one more of her Tales of the New Vampires too. I really miss her writing her Horror Novels and I feel it was a huge mistake on her part to decide to only write about the fictional life of Jesus Christ. It's like she deliberately chose to alienate all of her long time devoted fans who were with her from the very beginning and helped to make her a household name in the first place. I don't know what I would do if all of a sudden Stephen King made an anouncement that he was no longer writing Horror Novels too. Right now I am currently reading Interview With the Vampire, The Witching Hour and also Pandora as I try to make my way all the through The Vampire Chronicles, Mayfair Witches Trilogy and also the New Tales of the Vampires books as well.

Maybe if Anne Rice fans everywhere started to boycott her series on the fictional life of Jesus Christ see might get the message and decide to start writing Horror Novels again. What does everyone think about the idea of an Anne Rice boycott? No one buys anything of hers until she agrees to start writing Horror Novels again. Come on, brand new fans of Anne Rice and former fans of her earlier works Unite and Boycott Anne Rice!!!!! Let's send her a message that she can't ignore.

I like some other former Anne Rice fans out there that stopped reading her books once she made an official announcement several years that she was no longer going to write any more Horror Novels and instead dedicate the rest of her life to wiritng only books on the fictional life of Jesus Christ. I count myself in the latter group and only read her Horror Novels that I keep on my bookshelves at home.

Beatles1964

12ChrisAdonn
Apr 20, 2011, 9:50am

Have never read any of Anne Rice's post vampire books. So i guess i am inadvertently boycotting her (hehe).
She was the queen of vamp novels as far as I'm concerned, and I miss scouring through book shops for the latest on Lestat and the gang.

13beatles1964
Apr 22, 2011, 10:07am

I highly recommend them and I also miss them too waiting for the latest volume in The Vampire Chronicles.

Beatles1964