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Book Reviews of Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5)

Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5)
Memnoch the Devil - Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5
Author: Anne Rice
ISBN-13: 9780679441014
ISBN-10: 0679441018
Publication Date: 7/3/1995
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 227 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

43 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

obsidianfire avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
The only Lestat book I enjoyed. Loved her Devil concept as it was quite a different take on things and very well though out.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Very deep, you'll never get it untill the end and your still left wondering. Very different from the other Vampire Chronicles
skywaywaver avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 148 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is where the series really starts getting old! I think this is where I lost interest.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Anne Rice at her best. From the Vampire Cronicles. Very good read.
crysd avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great book, really different from many of Rice's others in the series. I am not a fan of hers, but this one was beautiful. I felt that it changed my perspective of life and religion in many ways. It really is a philosophical piece.
jedizombie avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I am sorely disappointed with this installment of the Vampire Chronicles. This was just a loooonngg religious rant on Rice's part to describe Christianity, creation, dogma whatever...in her way. Not that I have a problem with that BUT don't make it a part of the Vampire Chronicles just write a separate religious book.

I only finished it because I wanted to see if by some miracle it would pickup & turn out well. This was such a waste & I am hesitant to even continue the Vampire chronicles.

HATED IT! :/
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 683 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Memnoch is one of Rice's most intriguing and sympathtic characters...Rice ups the ante taking a stretch where few writers have ventured; into Heaven and Hell itself. She does an excellent job.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Loved Ms Rice's interpretation of the devil, great read for Rice lovers!
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely loved the book. It begged deep thought about what is good and what is evil. The lines get blurred. Anne Rice's prose is lovely!
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 43 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Anne Rice takes on God and Creation with Lestat as the narratist
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
One of the best in the Vampire Chronicles series! Lestat is approached by the Devil and is offered the chance to become a Lieutenant in Hell - doesn't get any better than that!
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Memnoch would be a fantastic book if it didn't take my favorite character and rip him into tiny little bite sized chucked before burning him alive. I like to pretend it doesn't exsist. If you don't like Lestat at all you will like Memnoch.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was a favorite of this series, and a very interesting look at the devil. Anne Rice did a fabulous job with this one.
unholyblackdeath avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another excellent chapter in the Vampire Chronicles. This book went in an entirely different direction. Lestat is contacted by the Devil! I will not give the whole thing away, but I love the ideology that Anne rice introduces into her world with this one. The ideas presented about God, Satan, Heaven and Hell are very interesting. I really enjoyed the break from monotonous Christian mythology. There is a wonderful mix of heresy and blasphemy in it all. 5 stars.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 5 more book reviews
I love this book! My favorite of the vampire chronicles. The ideas that Anne Rice puts out there in this book are thought provoking. Then the end....a little twist (in my opinion). I cared about Lestat in this book. I stayed up at night reading this book. LOVED IT!
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 14 more book reviews
Interesting things keep happening to Lestat, this time he goes on quite an adventure with Memnoch, a creature that claims to be the devil. This addition to the vampire chronicles is just as well written as any other and will keep you up nights reading. I could not put it down till I had read the whole thing. The descriptions of the things they see are very vivid and I felt like I was right there with them.
neabo2458 avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on
This is one of the best books I have ever read! It disturbed me to such a point, that I actually had insomnia for a while after. I have never forgetten this book, and would never give it up. If you are a fan of the vampire chronicles, then this is the book for you, however, if you have not read them all, I suggest you do before starting this one, or you will be hopelessly lost.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 13 more book reviews
The original Vampire goddess!!! I love Anne Rice. You really need to read this series the books are all great and very addictive!
jondi avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 4 more book reviews
One of my favorites in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. This book is one that really makes you think. While it challenged LeStat's (the main character_ very character and everything he knew, it has the ability to do similar to the reader even though the book itself is completely fictional. I HIGHLY recommend it!
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 7 more book reviews
I really enjoyed The Vampire series up until this book. I couldn't stay with the story and ultimately stopped reading it about half way through. I can't force myself to finish a book I am not enjoying.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 298 more book reviews
awesome book. if you are into vampires.
dannie8684 avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 12 more book reviews
Really makes you question alot. Just like lestat did all throughout the book. Awesome book. A must read for any Chronicles junkie.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 2 more book reviews
Loved this book, may be one of my favorites of anne rice. Gives you a very different opinion of the whole heaven and hell dynamic.
DustBunnie avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 19 more book reviews
The story is good and Rice is so discriptive in her world. You can get lost in just how she talks about a flower.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 7 more book reviews
WOW! If you follow Lastat it was no suprise how he got himself in the middle of good and evil.
romeo avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 334 more book reviews
"MY NAME IS MEMNOCH," he said calmly, with a small pleading gesture. "Memnoch The Devil. I want you to remember it that way....Lestat, I've been waiting for someone like you for centuries. I've been watching you yourself for centuries. No I'm afraid I'm not going to leave you alone. But I don't want you to be miserable. What can I do to calm you? Some small miracle, gift, anything, so that we can proceed." "And how in hell will we proceed?" "I'll tell you everything," he said with a slight shrug, his hand open, "and then you'll understand why I have to win...."
jenni7202 avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 42 more book reviews
I liked this book just fine, although it wasn't one of my favorites from the series. It had way too many religious aspects. My fiancee loved this book, and it happens to be his favorite amoungst the series.
jessicadeaton avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 34 more book reviews
I love all the Anne Rice books. It your a Rice lover you will no doubt LOVE this book as well.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 114 more book reviews
In this novel, the vampire Lestat--outsider, canny monster, hero-wanderer--is snatched from the world itself by the most dangerous adversary he has ever known: Memnoch, a mysterious being who claims to be the Devil. He is invited to be a witness at the Creation. He is taken like the ancient prophets into the heavenly realm and is ushered into Purgatory. Lestat must decide if he can believe in the Devil or in God. And finally, he must decide which, if either, he will serve.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 74 more book reviews
Great Anne Rice read. Lestat is taken by Memnoch who claims to be the Devil and he has to decide whether to believe that's who he really is, and who he will serve: the Devil or God.
Kibi avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 582 more book reviews
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The fifth volume of Rice's Vampire Chronicles is one of her most controversial books. The tale begins in New York, where Lestat, the coolest of Rice's vampire heroes, is stalking a big-time cocaine dealer and religious-art smuggler--this guy should get it in the neck. Lestat is also growing fascinated with the dealer's lovely daughter, a TV evangelist who's not a fraud.
Lestat is also being stalked himself, by some shadowy guy who turns out to be Memnoch, the devil, who spirits him away. From here on, the book might have been called Interview with the Devil (by a Vampire). It's a rousing story interrupted by a long debate with the devil. Memnoch isn't the devil as ordinarily conceived: he got the boot from God because he objected to God's heartless indifference to human misery. Memnoch takes Lestat to heaven, hell, and throughout history.

Some readers are appalled by the scene in which Lestat sinks his fangs into the throat of Christ on the cross, but the scene is not a mere shock tactic: Jesus is giving Lestat a bloody taste in order to win him over to God's side, and Rice is dead serious about the battle for his soul. Rice is really doing what she did as a devout young Catholic girl asked to imagine in detail what Christ's suffering felt like--it's just that her imagination ran away with her.

If you like straight-ahead fanged adventure, you'll likely enjoy the first third; if you like Job-like arguments with God, you'll prefer the Memnoch chapters. --Tim Appelo
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 66 more book reviews
If you love LeStat and Anne Rice's prose, a must read!
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 58 more book reviews
I have yet to read anything by Anne Rice that I didn't like, and this is no exception.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 8 more book reviews
great book from a great series!
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 5 more book reviews
This is an awesome book one of my favorites from The Vampire Chronicles!
justreadingabook avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 1588 more book reviews
What a read, this series is amazing with all the details and history she puts into every book. Learning about how the deep dark underworld works and the heavy decisions that we all have to make is outstanding. A don't miss read.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 51 more book reviews
Again, good stuff from Mrs. Rice.
snewcomb avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 2 more book reviews
Very interesting take on Heaven and Hell. Very entertaining read.
shanna71 avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 145 more book reviews
Very good Book! 5 stars for Rice!
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 15 more book reviews
An earlier Ann Rice vampire novel. To me it was the last good one.
venus avatar reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 33 more book reviews
This is a stunning piece, and it really makes your mind roam to places regarding religion you might be surprised with.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 35 more book reviews
Very good book with interesting twists.
reviewed Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 5) on + 14 more book reviews
This book is in great condition. I cannot rate it though because I never read it.
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