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Preview — The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles #4)
But Lestat yearns to be reborn a mortal. Tormented to the depths of his vampire soul he wanders aimlessly across the globe, from Amsterdam to the Amazon jungle, until he meets the one being who can grant him his wish. He is the Body Thief, more sinister and evil than any daemon. But when ...more
Her writing is lush. Reading this book was like wearing a mink coat inside-out i. ...more
The torture of immortality is always a floating theme in Rice's books. So is the appreciation of everything thats fragile and beautiful for ...more
I shouldn't have liked this book, anyway; there were a lot of little things that irked me while I was reading it - but in the end, there I was completely engrossed again. Raglan is a kickass weirdo of a character (and her descriptions of his movements in the fantastically creepy lead-up to his introduction have stuck with me for half a decade now); she's still obviously a liiiittle bit too obs ...more
Lestat, almost a drama queen in his moments of self-loathing, is approached by a man named Raglan James, who proposes a trade. He will let Lestat be human again, something Lestat believes he wants, by swapping bodies. It is to be a short-term swap, and Lestat overlooks every sign that this could be a bad idea. His friends, human and vampire, w ...more
Lestat fartou-se de ser vampiro! E quando descobre a existência de um 'ladrão de corpos' não resiste à tentação de querer voltar a ser humano! De querer voltar a sentir a luz do sol no seu rosto, de sentir o sabor da comida e de fazer amor com um hom ...more
The Tale of the Body Thief is told by The Vampire Lestat, Rice's famous "brat prince". After the events of the last novel the few remaining immortals have disbanded and he now wanders the earth alone, again. He has befriended David Talbot, of the Talamasca, and constantly offers the old man the Dark Gift, which he always refuses. Depressed, lonely, and constantly haun ...more
When someone makes him an offer he can’t refuse, though he really really really should as multiple people tell him. But since when has the Brat Prince listened to the advice of others?
He agrees to the Body Thief’s proposal – he will swap his incredible vampiric body for that of the Body Thief’s ...more
This book focuses on Lestat and how he chose to face his undead existence until of course meeting with R ...more
El ansia de Lestat por volver de nuevo a la vida mortal y abrazar de nuevo las virtudes y las ventajas de un cuerpo perecedero vuelve este libro en algo tan vívido y tan bien descrito que hace al lector tomar conciencia de cada una de nuestras funciones principales. La narrativa de la experiencia mortal ...more
That said, here are the pros and cons:
1. Intriguing narrative that pulls you in
2. A thoughtful story with suspense and er, events (sadly, there's not much action)
3. An "evil" vampire's view of the world (though I expected more evil, he was m ...more
::: Oh, That Silly Lestat. There He Goes Again :::
The Tale of the Body Thief begins with the age-old question of the existence of God. Lestat, as usual, begins the narration, and the topic continues as he me ...more
In another feat of hypnotic storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with the now classic Interview with the Vampire and continued with The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned. Lestat speaks.Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals.For centuries he has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Lestat is alone.And suddenly all his vampire rationale--everything he has come to believe and feel safe with--is call...more
He's approached by some guy and against all advice decides to body swap for a couple of days. He could fly!! Why would he want to be ordinary? Things obviously go wrong and he gets David from the Talamasca to he ...more
i loved how Mrs. Rice explained the differences of our vision to that of the vampires. She really paints an interesting picture of mortality in this novel.
But anywho, things take a turn for the worse when Lestat does not get h ...more
I loved Lestat. He was the first character I really connected with in my young reading life. In the previous book in the series as well as this one I felt his character dramatically shift in personality, not grow, just out right change. I hate to say I only made it so far into this one, but after very faithfully reading the ...more
I figured I ought to read this because, hey, I hear she's one of the greats with vampire writing, and since I'm interested in writing I'd better know who the most successful writers are and their techniques. It isn't so much I thought it was a bad book--not at all--just a confirmation that this is not a plotline/genre style I would want to follow.
Anne Rice is a VERY good writer, and I'd pick this book up just for the discussion about God and the Dev ...more