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Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1)
Interview with the Vampire - Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Anne Rice
This is the story of the Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345409645
ISBN-10: 0345409647
Publication Date: 3/18/1997
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 132 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I've never really been a person into the vampire genre, but after reading this book I think I'm going to pick up the rest in the series. I love the way the story is told, I love the history and the details used. I'm fascinated with New Orleans and I feel that Rice's descriptions of old New Orleans are beautiful. I didn't find the story over the top, it caught my attention and kept my interest.
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Helpful Score: 8
I finally picked this up after years of avoiding it. I really, really enjoyed the first part of the book. The history of how Louis becomes a vampire and the time and place (Louisiana during the plantation era) are fascinating, as is Rice's attention to detail as regards New Orleans at the time. I quickly got bored with the second half of the book though. It just seemed like Rice suddenly realized that there was a story that had to be finished by a certain number of words and she'd better get it done. The history and aura of it all was lost in favour of driving the plot.

It's not that I didn't like the plot. Just that I liked the plot a whole lot more when Rice was in touch with the pulse of the time and place she was writing about. That said, I know that she lives in NO and so has a very good understanding of the city and its history, so it might be for that reason that the parts of the book set in New Orleans are better simply because of Rice's intrinsic knowledge and understanding of it. Overall, it was a decent book that could have been better if the knowledge of Paris had been as good as Rice's knowledge of New Orleans.
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Helpful Score: 4
I wanted to like this book, and there was quite a bit to like about it, but eventually I got bored. I rarely fail to finish a book, but I actually put it down with about 75 pages to go, and just never picked it up again.
I like some vampire lit - most notably the Southern Vampire mysteries - and I enjoy some horror genres (went through Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe phases) but this book just didn't do it for me.
I did love the author's Christ the Lord novels, as well as her memoir, which is why I gave this one a go.
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Helpful Score: 3
These are the shocking confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, erotic, chilling, and yet... a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force that spans several generations, because, as we all know, vampires never die . . . or do they?
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Helpful Score: 3
Just read this again for the second time since young adulthood. Found it just as engrossing and fascinating as the last time. Her writing really sucks me in (pun unintended!).
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reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 203 more book reviews
I was really hoping for more with this book. I just wasn't impressed. It's was just ok. The author does not have a likable writing style. She's very lengthy with EVERYTHING!
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Ok Anne Rica can be a bit "long windded" with her books and this book is the perfect example. Some place could have done with out the 20page descriptions, but for the most part I really liked it. Louis was a brat, and Lestat was a "Bad Boy", and Claudia was an Evil Doll just as she should have been. Louis constant whinning can get on my nerves some times and the long discription can weigh you down but if you can read past that the story can be good. BTY don't let 1 slow book stop you from the other book. They do get better. I LOVED Queen of the Dammed. (its on my top 10 list)
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As sexy and Gothic as a great vampire story should be.

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