Interview with the Vampire
The time is now.
We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaksas he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead. . .
He speaks quietly, plainly, even gently . . . carrying us back to the night when he departed human existence as heiryoung, romantic, cultivatedto a...more
Now, I don't think it's because this book is particularly brilliant or a masterpiece. Yet it does represent an important paradigm shift in the representation of vampires in modern literature. Whilst Vampires are still unaccountably evil in this novel, they are also relatabl ...more
“The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.”
Twilight jokes aside, I really enjoyed reading this novel.
Make room on your book bucket lists because Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire is a must read. One of my casual resolutions this year was to catch up on some of the books I've been meaning to read for a while, but just never got around to. I'm so glad I fi ...more
I have wanted to read this series forever and since one of my groups is doing a challenge for a badge I thought now would be perfect. BUT, if they don't get better I'm not going to waste my time.
Too many books to waste time any more 😊
Mel ❤ ...more
It seems like it might be fun.
A little bit trashy, but fun.
Not so well written.
Already, you know it won't be up to much.
You keep reading.
Why this way?
You read, wondering why.
It seems pointless.
You are bored, your mind wanders.
You keep reading.
You cannot stop.
It is dark.
Dark. Macabre. Gothic. Haunting.
You are trapped.
Trapped in someone's twisted fantasy.
Until pain and suffering and anguish and loneliness are beautiful.
These special vampire eyes might be the reason why Louis (narrator) and L ...more
Is vampirism real? I once watched a documentary video; fake news? And in the
film a lab scientist had a series of clear tanks containing mice. Some pregnant mice, some new born mice and anot ...more
Why do you like it so, oh, vampire crazy Vessey? Really, I do like vampires. Even though I'm not a "Twilight" fan. I even have my own set of teeth. A real goth girl inhabits my body and she hungers for dark adventures. I'm a sinister person, I know. :)
First, I really like Anne Rice's prose. It is so beautiful and enchanting. The whole story comes along with a good measure of dark sensuality, ...more
Later in life, I came to realize that Interview is a kind of Catcher In The Rye for goths. Louis is turned into a vampire and continues his search for the answers: who he is, wh ...more
(I cannot stress how shiny-gold this cover is. Li ...more
He caminado por las calles de Nueva Orleans como el Segador Maldito y me he alimentado de vida humana para mantener mi propia existencia. No soy un mortal, padre; soy inmortal y condenado, como los ángeles puestos en el infierno por Dios. Soy un vampiro.
Hacía tiempo que no leía sobre vampiros, y quería darle una oportunidad a los famosos vampiros de Rice, conocidos por algunos (como yo) por la icónica película de “Entrevista con el vampiro” que lleva el mismo nombre del primer libro de la sag ...more
OH. MY. GOSH. So, you've been whining about your life as a vampire for how many hundreds of years now, Louis? We get it. You weren't given much of a choice and Lestat wasn't a good "daddy". Please get over it already, you undead baby! 😱
To be fair, I must state that my expectations for Interview with the V ...more
Now I'm a bona fide fan. I'm working toward reading everything Rice has written, and now I enjoy many other authors who write about vampires.
It wasn't just that the vampire dudes were soooo totally hot in the movie. As is usually the case, the book turned ou ...more
Still, now that Edward Cullen and his pan-faced fan base of moody teens have infiltrated popular culture, replacing the stereotypical images of pale, foppish young men in lacy cuffs and brocaded velvet jackets with a utilitarian Gap-Style wardrobe of urban wear (and a slightly sulky lo ...more
"Bless me, Father, for I have sinned."
Silence… erm – now what am I supposed to say ? oh yes…
"I confess to God almighty, to blessed Mary, ever Virgin, to all the Saints, and to you Father, that I have sinned very much in thought, word, deed and omission, by my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault. Especially since my last confession which was ....... approximately 23 years and several months ago. Er. Hmm. I ...more
I hereby dub Louis “Sir Broods-A lot”!
My biggest problems with this story stem from timing – mine! Had I read Interview with the Vampire back when it first came out, or in some close approximation thereafter, I would probably have truly enjoyed it. As it stands I have been exposed to far too many broody, I-am-a-monster-look-at-me-punish-myself vampires to feel much of anything for Louis. This breed of vampire is overdone for me, entirely. And to be fair, they never held much int ...more
. .. . . Okay, okay, I haven't actually read the twilight series but you have to admit Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt make a much hotter couple than Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart. . . Or not. ** liars!**
To those who haven't read Interview with the Vampire ( 'the' ?.. . all this time I thought it was "Interview with a Vampire") because you've already watched the film---> READ IT. While Hollywood managed to capture the essence of the story to a cinematic deg ...more
But there you go.
I read this when I was a teen, and I had a much higher tolerance for meandering bullshit plots than I do now, so my review was originally 3 stars. However, on reflection...
Yeah. This was pretty much crap.
Sorry if this offends any Rice fanatics.
Hmmm. No, on reflection I really don't care who it offends.
This year's glut of filmed Vampire adaptations -- HBO's True Blood, based on Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse books, and Stephanie Meyer's Twilight -- got me longing for ...more
La historía nos será narrada por el propio protagonista, Louis, un vampiro que accederá a ser entrevistado por un humano y a contarle la historia de su vida. Con la famosisíma y espectacular película de los 90 no hace falta que explique mucho más de la trama. Pero es que el libro es cuatro mil veces mejor.
Before I say anything else about Interview, I have to say how unusually dark it is and I have read some really dark books in my time. This is the story about Loui ...more
This was seriously boring. And repetitive. And boringly repetitive. And unexciting and also it rehashed the same things over and over. And over. Did I mention it was boring? Because it was. Even more than I expected. At about 100 pages in, I was like "OK, this isn't terrible, that's good." And then... It just stayed right there. At "Not Terrible" level. Nothing interesting happened, noth ...more
Anne Rice's vampire chronicles made me love reading books. I mean, it didn't exactly start there. I can go back further in my childhood to other books, but as a "young adult" in my late teens, this series nailed it for me. I was captivated. They stayed with me and I thought about them for DAYS, weeks even. In retrospect, it was probably my first experience of "book depression." I wanted Lestat to turn me into a vampire. I think he was my first book boyfriend.
This is my first re-read since the 90 ...more
1) that negative reviews are "bullying"
2) that Amazon reviewers deserve to be put on blast for her followers to harass
3) that anyone who dislikes her books "just didn't get it"
The idea of letting the monster speak was hardly a new concept when Interview with the Vampire hit the shelves. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein monster was sort of talkative, trying to explain himself all a ...more
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