The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles #4)
Lestat speaks.Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals.For centuries he has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the livin...more
Her writing is lush. Reading this book was like wearing a mink coat inside-out i....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
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
The torture of immortality is always a floating theme in Rice's books. So is the appreciation of everything thats fragile and beautiful for that, all of...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
Este é o tipico livro que nas primeiras 100 páginas não deixam avançar com a leitura- descrições a mais, histórias do passado a mais, etc- mas depois dessas páginas a história torna impossível parar de ler.
A "História do Ladrão do Corpo" conta a história do vampiro Lestat que sempre teve vontade de voltar...more
This book focuses on Lestat and how he chose to face his undead existence until of course meeting with R...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
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
It has little vampire action to my taste.
I think that in my conception of the Vampire Chronicles universe is easier to believe in vampires than in soul migration.
I cant imagine Lestat as other than this bond arrogant French-American (I see him as a true immigrant).
But in the end it was a Lestat kind of story and it wasn't to hard to read.
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
p. 39 Re Angels: "we look to his portraits when we would know the divine in man."
p. 68 LeStat: I suspect death is awful. You just stop and there's no more life, and no more chance to know anything at all.
David: No. I can't agree with you there, LeStat. I simply can't. Somebody formed the fearful symm...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
I loved it of course, the original quartet have never been deemed as anything less than worthy vampiric reads. One thing I didn't realize however when I was reading Pandora and started (but never finished) the Vampire Armand was that David was in a body far much younger than the age he was when he was born to the Dark Gift. Every time I've come across him in later books its been made clear that he was an English gent...more
I find Lestat to be an emotionally charged, dashing devil, and all though he is impulsive, selfish and a right royal brat you cannot help but love him, cry both with and for hi...more
I had high hopes for this book. I really like Anne Rice and the 3 first installments of The Vampire Chronicles didn’t disappoint me, even with the awful adaptation to cinema for The Queen of the Damned. Sadly I was disappointed, and how.
The premise was really good. Lestat, after his encounter with Akasha is now powerful beyond limits, and he is starting to get bored with his unstoppable, immortal existence. Then someone appears in his life, someone w...more
It was fast paced and had everything you would expect from an Anne Rice novel - sensual descriptions, a focus on aesthetic beauty, unconventional theological arguments, and some of the best anti-heroes in modern literature.
It was different from the other books because this was the first one to take place in modern times t...more
What's the problem with the series?
Well, the stories themselves are good, if cliche now (the Romantic Gothic), but their execution is turgid, without humor, episodic, meandering, filled with discursive asides of superficial myth and philosophy....a personal search for meaning is evident in the series, and her other books as well, that culminated with her embrace of Catholicism.
But I want to finish the series in the same way that I staggered through t...more
This installment took me a bit longer to get into, but once I did, I was IN. As with most great series, the first was the best, and the rest can never quite match it. However, every book since Interview with the Vampire has been wor...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