Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

Anne Rice / Aug 23, 2019

Interview with the Vampire Librarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN In celebration of the th anniversary of its publicationHere are the confessions of a vampire Hypnotic shocking and chillingly

  • Title: Interview with the Vampire
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 265
  • Format: ebook
  • Librarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN 10 0307575853In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its publicationHere are the confessions of a vampire Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary pLibrarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN 10 0307575853In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its publicationHere are the confessions of a vampire Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses It is a novel only Anne Rice could write.The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat Look for a special preview in the back of the book.Praise for Interview with the Vampire A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth the education of the vampire Chicago Tribune Unrelentingly erotic sometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable Washington Post If you surrender and go with her you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream Boston Globe A chilling, thought provoking tale, beautifully frightening, sensuous, and utterly unnerving Hartford Courant

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      • Anne Rice

        Anne Rice born Howard Allen Frances O Brien is a best selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002 Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult themed fiction i.e erotica and A.N Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado masochism.


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    1. If you would kindly look at my shelves, you might notice that I've read a good chunk of vampire novels written in the past two decades. It seemed strange to me, though, that I still hadn't read one of the more important ones. 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 [...]


    2. It's probably more a 3 1/2 star book, but I'm going to go for four stars because of the amazing characters.“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 fina [...]


    3. I have to say I liked the movie better. I mean eye candy! 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 😊Happy Reading! Mel ❤️


    4. You begin.It seems like it might be fun. A little bit trashy, but fun. Not so well written. Disappointing.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.So dark.The atmosphere.Dark. Macabre. Gothic. Haunting.Erotic.You are trapped.Trapped in someone's twisted fantasy.Kinky.Until pain and suffering and anguish and loneliness are beautiful.Alluring.Seduct [...]


    5. One of the rare few books I couldn't finish. I could not empathize with the lead character at all - once he turned into a vampire I would be regularly bombarded with paragraphs describing how goddamn beautiful everything was now that he could see them with his vampire eyes. The forest was beautiful, the night sky was beautiful, the homeless people were beautifult normally, mind you, only when seen through vampire eyes.These special vampire eyes might be the reason why Louis (narrator) and Lestat [...]


    6. I admit that I couldn't get through the rest of "The Vampire Chronicles", but this one stays a favourite.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, [...]


    7. 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 d [...]


    8. Damn you straight to hell, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, for what you made me do. You made me read a goddamn vampire book. Not only that, you made me read a vampire book with a cover made entirely of shiny ostentatious material that shouted to everyone in the library as I checked this out, "Look everyone! Madeline is reading a book about vampires! SHINY SHINY SHINY LOOK AT ME! I CONTAIN SEXY BROODING VAMPIRES AND I AM SO EFFING SHINY." (I cannot stress how shiny-gold this cover is. Li [...]


    9. I first read this book in High School and my sad gothic self immediately fell in love with its beautiful, damaged characters. For years this book haunted me. The rest of the Vampires books were pulpy fun but this book really had something. She captured something here and her almost baroque prose really carries the story. 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 [...]


    10. Poor vampires. Such a bad press over the years what with all the blood sucking, neck snapping and general ravaging of virgins, maidens and anyone with a taste for Gothic-style bedroom furniture and an open window. 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 [...]


    11. I am going to confess that I didn't read this book until 1993, after I'd seen the movie. I couldn't handle horror movies or scary books at the time, but Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and a surprisingly good Tom Cruise really got my attention. 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 [...]


    12. "Wow, I didn't see that coming as this book is some kinda Vampire Bible and Lestat is well known." — Orient's response to my lack of enthusiasm for IWTV which can be summed up in three wordsOH. 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 [...]


    13. Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

      3 Stars I hereby dub Louis “Sir Broods-A lot”!*snores* 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 mu [...]


    14. Okay, I confess, I've actually read the first three of the novels in this fantastical series; but that they declined in quality so rapidly and profoundly that I just couldn't continue after that. Still, though, this first book of the series continues to be surprisingly strong, even if it single-handedly brought about an entire "goth industry" that threatens to turn all of Rice's original material into parodies of itself. A sprawling epic that is as much a vivid fictional history of the multicult [...]


    15. Halfway through reading this one, it occurred to me that I read Interview with a Vampire in high school, but it left so little impression that I promptly forgot about it until 16 or so years later when, as I was reading it again, I began to recall some of it as I went along. This is a cerebral treatment of the vampire genre, an examination of good vs evil, what immortality really means, the first of its kind in "vampire books" and an allegory of the soul itself. It is all of those things, but it [...]


    16. *** 4.5 'Shut Up,Louis' Stars ***. . . 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 degree, in m [...]



    17. I really enjoyed this book. Read it a while ago. Thought the film was very good. Not sure whether it was as good as the book or not. It is very similar to The Picture Of Dorian Grey. In both books the main character had a wealth of knowledge and experience. They rub shoulders with the more, privileged people.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 [...]


    18. Twenty winters ago I read Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire for the first time. I read it again just before Neil Jordan's film version came out, and then I let it slip into the recesses of my personal mythology, only letting the memory of it pop out once in a while for some wistful nostalgia and a vow to read it again. 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 [...]


    19. I really regret seeing the movie version of this prior to reading it because it spoiled the ending of the book. Anne Rice has Louis tell his entire life story to some idiot journalist that reflects the reader's supposed ignorance to the world of the vampire. This device worked to an extent, but I just knew how it was going to end so a lot of the magic was wasted on me. I sincerely regret watching the movie because it hindered my enjoyment of the novel. That being said though, the ending was as b [...]


    20. When Interview with the Vampire came out in 1976, it flat out flopped in hardcover, selling only 25,000 copies. The subsequent paperback release did marginally better, but the book’s reputation grew steadily over time, and eventually a cult following developed, especially among the goth subculture, the LGBT community and female readers.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 Lo [...]


    21. Oy Can a book be disappointing if I expected not to like it? Or, rather, can I be disappointed in it? Yep. 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, nothing ex [...]


    22. The writing in this book is beautiful. Ms. Rice can describe a scene with alluring clarity. The story itself is unlike any other I have read in the vampire genre. I will absolutely be continuing with this series, but not right away. Too many reading obligations at the moment. I am looking forward to the next chapter in this story. 3.75 stars


    23. 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 [...]


    24. Este fue el libro que hizo que, durante varios años de mi vida, anne rice fuera una de las escritoras que más leía. Y no tenía nada que ver con ser "gótico", si no que, simplemente sus personajes me parecían sumamente reales. La soledad, la miseria, el odio y el amor, son emociones humanas, no vampíricas, por lo tanto, no es difícil comprender por qué tantas personas se "enamoraron" de sus vampiros y siguieron toda la saga de novelas vampíricas que esta mujer creo. Otro de los puntos i [...]


    25. Κλασικό βιβλίο βαμπιρικού ενδιαφέροντος, όπου οι λάτρεις του είδους θα πρέπει να έχετε κάνει εικόνισμα! Πρωτοεκδόθηκε το 1976, έγινε ταινία το 1994 (σε ένα καστ όπου χώρεσαν ο Τομ Κρουζ, ο Μπραντ Πιτ και ο Αντόνιο Μπαντέρας και μάλιστα ήταν πολύ καλοί), βέβαια στα ελληνικά έπρεπε [...]


    26. It's hard to admit that a movie with Tom Cruise in it could actually be less boring than a book.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 reflectionYeah. This was pretty much crap.Sorry if this offends any Rice fanatics.Hmmm. No, on reflection I really don't care who it offends.


    27. “The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.”Louis approaches a young reporter and begins to tell the boy his tale - how he became a vampire, back in the 18th century by the hands of Lestat, his growing love for Claudia, a vampire woman stuck in a 5 year old body, and his desire to learn more about the beast he had become.This is one of those modern classic vampire tales, one that I've been meaning to read ever since I got interested in vampires back with "Twilight". [...]


    28. It's really difficult (read: impossible) for me to care enough to bother with reading a book by an author who thinks:1) that negative reviews are "bullying"2) that reviewers deserve to be put on blast for her followers to harass3) that anyone who dislikes her books "just didn't get it"


    29. A masterpiece of gothic literature. Well worth reading and re-reading.OLIVIER DELAYEAuthor of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series


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