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Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1)
Interview with the Vampire - Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Anne Rice
ISBN: 336
Publication Date: 1976
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4.3 stars, based on 11 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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kateknolls avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
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.
maggiethecat avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 215 more book reviews
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?
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
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
Wonderful read, the beginning of a vampire series.
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 24 more book reviews
I didn't experience the same Goth urgings my friends did, so I never read this in high school. I just finished it and I ask myself "What's all the fuss?" Interesting actions and characters broken up by long stretches of pure boring. Purple prose galore. Am not interested in the rest of the series.
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 87 more book reviews
The best anne rice book. The rest paled with each new release.
sagesnapdragon avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
This is my second favorite book ever! The dark and contemplative text will thrill any reader of gothic fiction. Rice tackles the challenges of relationships and morality in this novel.
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Book 1 of boxed set
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on
I LOVED this book. Rice has a real talent for pulling the reader fully and completely into the world of the book and the characters mind. I MUST get the other books in this series. Heck I want all her books if they're anything like this.

LOL :P
2manyb00ks avatar 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!
DustBunnie avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
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)
goddessmichelle avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
As sexy and Gothic as a great vampire story should be.
bran-flakes14 avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 72 more book reviews
Now hailed as a modern classic, this story by Anne Rice started her popular 'Vampire Chronicles' series and transcended the genre by daring to take the oldest of villains and making him the hero - or, more fittingly, the anti-hero - of the peice. Told entirely from the vampire Louis' point of view, this compulsively-readable novel is epic in scope yet intimate in its themes of humanity, religion, and the grey areas of the human soul. With this novel, Anne Rice successfully created an amazing universe for her fully-realized undead characters to revel in, and conjured up unforgettable characters in Louis, Lestat, Armand, and the fascinating child-vampire Claudia. Hopping from 1800s New Orleans to a Grand Guignol theatre in Paris, and other locales besides, this novel is a breathtakingly dark journey that shouldn't be missed.
TDollface avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Love this book!
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on
I absolutely love this book!
Chelsea-H avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
i loved this book. its not quite like the movie but its still really good. i would defiantly recommend this to a friend
sophiasapientia avatar reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on
This is an Abridged version.
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
This was my first Anne Rice book and I loved the excitement.
reviewed Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 30 more book reviews
Fun Tale about vampires, with a literary touch. Good reading.

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