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The Vampire Lestat (1985)

by Anne Rice

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Series: The Vampire Chronicles (2)

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When the vampire Lestat becomes a rock superstar, he finds himself in serious conflict with the ancients whose powers are beyond his imagining.
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This was very enjoyable. I love Anne Rice's writing style. It's been quite a few years since I read "Interview," but I couldn't help noticing that the Lestat in this volume is very different (and tamer!) than the Lestat in the first book. Rice doesn't really give any explanation for that either. And I don't buy Lestat as a rock star. Perhaps that's just me. At any rate this was still an intriguing read. I especially loved all the history/mythology Rice has created for her vampires. Fascinating! ( )
  bugaboo_4 | Jan 3, 2021 |
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 |
This was a book I've been wanting to read for some time, this series is in my to do by year end. #ontheboard is #TheVampireLestat is a classic Ann Rice and I was enthralled with her demonstration of the Prince Lestat. A must for anyone who loved Tom Cruise as the titular character. Digging deeper in his background, this made my week. ( )
  reynag | Feb 3, 2020 |
I did not expect to be intrigued or entertained enough to pick up the third installment - however, I am quite interested in Rice's musings on/portrayal of time (& isolation)'s ability to drive one mad.

"... the beauty of it was like the glow of smouldering coals; just enough illumination to show how much darkness there really was." ( )
  dandelionroots | Jan 31, 2020 |
Oh my god, these were so over the top but the first three or four were at least good, back when Anne Rice had an editor. I used to read these a lot, tbh, they're so perfect for your teen dramatic feelings complete with a Brat Prince everyone magically loves. :) ( )
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Anne Riceprimary authorall editionscalculated
Muller, FrankNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tarkka, HannaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vance, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vierne, BéatriceTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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I am the vampire Lestat. I'm immortal. More or less.
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