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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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Now, I’ve seen the film a handful of times. And never read the book cause ‘vampires’ never really did it for me. That being said I was really surprised on how much I enjoyed this book.
And I’ll be honest I think I liked it more cause I saw the film first.
Having the image of who was who helped. As well as the fact that the things that are in the book that the film doesn’t made it feel like I was fleshing out the story more!
And honestly, I enjoy the book ending more as well. ( )
  rodpeterjr | Jun 8, 2021 |
I read this book many, many years ago and wondered if I'd enjoy it as much now as I did then. I mostly did. I was a bit disappointed with Simon Vance's narration, though. That surprised me. I've loved his work on several other books but not this one.

I'm glad I reread the book but have no desire to keep going with the series.

I gave it 3.5 on BookLikes. ( )
  amcheri | May 25, 2021 |
Somewhat creepy as a vampire book goes but thats Rice for you.!

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  DanJlaf | May 13, 2021 |
The movie was better. ( )
  Rachel_Cucinella | Apr 24, 2021 |
I remember watching the movie adaptation of this one, and I like it.
I like the close connection among the three major characters, tho....
The story started as very exciting and full of adventure, but the end got me caught up in time. The last quarter of it turns to be very, very slow and it made me want to end reading it all.
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  DzejnCrvena | Apr 2, 2021 |
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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
First words
"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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