Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story
Like, for instance, did you know that vampire Lestat has an accomplice with him once he gets out of the Louisiana swamps to get his revenge on the vampire tyke? Or that he was about to make a companion for the threesome? Or that he tells the coven of vampires in Paris that Claudia was responsible for his "death"? This is only for fans of the movie and the novel. And the illustrations by ...more
This was a beautiful, little graphic novel adaptation of Claudia's life from Interview with the Vampire. The illustrations were beautiful (manga-like, but not too extreme). The splashes of red blood against the sepia artwork was striking. The stained look of the pages, and then the burned look during the fire, really added to the mood. There was so much detail in everything. Louis and Lestat were easy on the eyes ;-) The artwork overall was just lovely.
I can't say this book added ...more
Poor, beautiful Claudia.....imprisoned in a child's body for eternity unable to satisfy the desire for her precious Louis.....but the little vampirene does get to quench her thirst with a bit of revenge in this fun to read graphic novel (view spoiler)[ before submitting to the peace of first light and the end to her suffering. (hide spoiler)]
If you enjoyed Interview with the Vampire you will probably enjoy Claudia's Story, told from her...more
27th August 2013:
My long awaited book finally arrived from Bookdepository today. Took over a month for it to reach me. Thank god it's in great condition.
Usually my orders would reach me in around 1 to 2 weeks max. This round it made me so anxious with worry that it might have been lost in transit. Maybe, it's because this order is shipped from UK instead of US? I ordered all my previous books from US website and this round I took a chance with UK website.
I am now in the process of lovingly ...more
I was supplied with this copy by publisher but as always on the basis that my opinion is honestly held and not influenced by whether the book was free or paid for. Integrity of reviewers is important to me, and false reviews do no favours to authors or readers.
This is my first ever graphic novel so I wasn't sure what to expect. I've reviewed how to do the artwork for graphic novels as part of my arts book reviews but never actually seen a ...more
For those of you that enjoyed Anne Rice's magnificent Interview with a Vampire (a MUST read before reading this GN), I must highly recommend Claudia's Story. Claudia, is the little girl that was turned into a vampire by Lestat. Ashley Marie Witter takes words right off the pages of Interview with a Vampire, adds some ...more
How long have Anne Rice fans suffered on the comic front? I mean, has anybody actually SEEN the Vampire Lestat comic? I'm still scrubbing my brain clean of the Liberace front band and flying naked Lestat pics. But this is just pure cream. The art work is gorgeous. I couldn't believe my eyes when my copy arrived today - if you have the cash for the hardcover edition, please rest assured that it is anything but a waste of money.
Lastly, to all the naysayers screaming IN IT FOR ...more
Recently, I purchased an illustrated adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" - which could have been called a graphic novel back in the early 1970s when I bought it as an elementary-aged reader. I've ...more
SOME METICULOUS TINY PARTS ARE MORE DELICATE THAN THE ONES IN THE FILM, SUCH AS CLAUDIA'S EYES, EXPRESSIONS AND HER FRENCH HAIRSTYLES
THINK I COULD EVEN HEAR HER TALKING PEEVISH, SEE HER MAKING CAPRICIOUS BEHAVIORS IN ORDER TO BE SPOILED BY HER TWO FATHERS
Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story is a graphic novel adapted from Anne Rice’s novel by Ashley Marie Witter. I would imagine that the target audience for this book are going to be existing fans so I won’t go into the story too much. Claudia’s very nature is contradictory; her childhood is ...more
It lost a star because I didn't feel the writing went deep enough. This is basically the retelling of "Interview" in Claudia's viewpoint and voice. I ...more
And the illustrations, ah, so incredibly beautiful, this is a book I am going to re-read over and over again.
Author: Anne Rice
Art and Adaption: Ashely Marie Witter
Publisher: Yen Press - Hachette Book Group
Dewey: 741.5973 WIT
Disposition: Irving Public Library - South Campus - Irving, TX
REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
Graphic adaptation of a backstory tale of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. Claudia the “daughter” of Louis and Lestat, “born” in old New Orleans out of a time of plague ...more
I shouldn't have worried.
The book is a beautiful hardcover edition and the art is gorgeous. I love the decision to make it all sepia with the only color the red of blood and blood tears (and how happy the blood tears made me! Finally!) I was especially happy that Armand was drop dead gorgeous.
Except for the narration interspersed here and there, there is no new text. ...more
The story is a little awkward in the sense there is little new for anyone familiar with the book, while simultaneously an Anne Rice virgin is unlikely to pick this book up and enjoy it as a stand-alone piece.
The artwork is nice especially the depiction of little Claudia, however I felt was overall un-dynamic. Aside from a few key scenes, the piece felt essentially actionless.
I think any Anne Rice fan will enjoy this.