Liked It2 of 2 members found this review helpful
“Okay Twilight fans, and fans of all other modern vampire novels, THIS IS WHAT VAMPIRES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE! They are not supposed to sparkle, they are not supposed to be teenagers, they are not supposed to be angsty, and they DO NOT fall in love with bland, whiny, seriously mentally...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“not impressed.Got about half way through and then felt i did not want to continue. the book is just one long conversation, drawn out and hardly as interesting as i'd thought it would be.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Love Ms. Rice and everything she writes. I adore the history she weaves into her stories!”Shawn McClain wrote this review 4 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The predominant message I got from this story was the importance of purpose. What is the point of living forever if you have nothing to live for? Written so beautifully. ”Ali wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Seriously, people? ”ChaosInBlue wrote this review Saturday, October 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Most Famous Books by State - LA”Bethany B wrote this review Saturday, October 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was drawn in from the first page. The conceit is that Louis, made a vampire by the sinister Lestat in 1791 New Orleans, is telling his life--or rather after-life story to an interviewer known only as "the boy."
One of the reasons I found this a riveting read is that Rice writes in a clean, transparent style, yet one lush with sensory detail--very atmospheric in ways that brought alive 18th century New Orleans and 19th Century France.
Another part of what makes this vampire story unusual is that it is about the education of a vampire in what he is and how to survive. Few vampire stories I've read are from the vampire's point of view. They're either books of those trying to flee or fight them or those in love or lust with the glamorized, eroticized version Rice did so much to promote. Louis is interesting in that he never fully gives up his humanity. This makes him an apt narrator into the vampire world he shares with Lestat--and later his companion Claudia, a vampire they made forever trapped into the body of a five year old girl.
That last is one of the creepiest aspects of the novel--the adult, sensuous and sexual person within a child's body. And goodness, Louis can be tediously emo at times. But it's mostly a good read and seminal in the genre and still strikingly original in several respects--I'm glad I read it. I'm not however motivated to read more in this series.”
“I liked it. Entirely different from the movie. This book is great because it goes back to the root of the vampires and how they were originally portrayed. If you are Twilight obsessed then you will probably dislike this book but I would recommend you try read it.”Denise Neary (Neise) wrote this review Thursday, September 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Anne Rice is an amazing writer. The language she uses to describe the cities and the life of the vampire, with extraordinary detail, is just one of the reasons Interview with the Vampire will be remembered for generations to come. ”Ken wrote this review Sunday, August 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I purchased this to start my Anne Rice collection. I haven't read it in almost 20 years (or more) and really enjoyed it again. I remembered some things, but not others. Looking forward to the next one (as soon as I purchase it LOL).”KerryLC wrote this review Monday, July 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is my first experience with Rice's writing, and I thoroughly enjoyed her romantic language and attention to detail. Of course, as all books turned into movies, there were parts I liked better in this the work and a couple minor parts I liked better from Hollywood. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Vampire Chronicles.”Amy G wrote this review Saturday, July 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No