Ah, the taste and feel of blood when all passion and greed is sharpened in that one desire!' Lestat: a vampire - but very much not the conventional ...Show synopsisAh, the taste and feel of blood when all passion and greed is sharpened in that one desire!' Lestat: a vampire - but very much not the conventional undead, for Lestat is the truly alive. Lestat is vivid, ecstatic, stagestruck, and in his extravagant story he plunges from the lasciviousness of eighteenth-century Paris to the demonic Egypt of prehistory; from fin-de-siecle New Orleans to the frenetic twentieth-century world of rock superstardom - as, pursued by the living and the dead, he searches across time for the secret of his own dark immortality.Hide synopsis
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Anne Rice rules when it comes to writing about vampires. I am reading the entire Vampire Chronicle series for the second time, having read these books about 10 years ago. I really enjoy the entire series and The Vampire Lestat is one of my favorites. Ms. Rice writes absolutely fascinating stories of the lives and histories of these creatures she has created and not just endless descriptions of blood and guts neck biting. Her writing is so beautifully descriptive I almost feel as if I'm actually watching these stories unfold. Can't wait to read the rest of the series....Queen of the Damned, here I come!
I recommend to anyone who is interested in reading this book to get the entire series, you won't be sorry. Each one is different.
I won't even bother to review Interview. That was the only vampire book I truly liked and a great one at that. This one I'm only partial to. Why? In Interview Lestat was great, he was a flat out nasty arrogant jerk. And that's what I loved about him. Shallow and self absorbed through Louis' eyes. The way I would imagine a real vampire would and should be.
In this story we hear Lestat's side of the story. And find a kinder more gentler Lestat and I'm not so enamored with it. We learn of the start of his days among the undead and his creepy relationship with his mother (icky). And the truth behind his daddy issues.
In Interview Louis and Lestat had this amusing old married couple realtionship that just leapt off of the pages along with Lestat's bold personality. In this story I found him to be a bit too vanilla. I found the idea of Lestat telling his story a good one but I think if his personality from the first book would have been kept intact then this book would have been magic.
If you've already read Interview With the Vampire you must read The Vampire Lestat. You get to learn how lestat was made and you get to meet many other older vampires. And in this book he explains why he was the way he was with Louis and Claudia. Its also a very exciting fast pace book. Lestat plans to become a rock star and reveal to the world that vampires are real. It truely is an amazing book and Anne Rice is an amazing author. She's so discriptive it takes very little imagination to picture the events as the occur in the book.
This is showing you just how vain and larger than life Lestat can be. This is a good book that you should read if you liked Anne Rice?s movie?s because this will let you know Lestat?s history. This will tell of the cruel journey that he had to travel to become the famous and almost believable vampire. Those that thought him a horrible monster will see another side of him and why he hates the rules and families of injustice. Anne Rice?s descriptive nature really does put you there with her. I grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi and have traveled to New Orleans so many times that I can even remember a number. You can stand on the corner that she is describing in the book and know that is what she was looking at because everything right down to the lighting fits with her description.
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