Interview With the Vampire

Interview With the Vampire

A Novel

Book - 1976
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Here 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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1976
ISBN: 9780345337665
Branch Call Number: FIC Rice A
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Vampire chronicles


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As the title suggests, this novel follows a journalist who has the task of interviewing a vampire. Thus begins the Vampire Chronicles, a rich and dark universe where a legion of timeless beasts with strict rules hide among the shadows of the human world. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at ... Read More »

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Jul 26, 2019

This is the novel that made vampires sexy and romantic. I think they'd totally own those "Twilight" vampires. Rice's style is high-pitched and melodramatic and there are many ponderous discussions of life, death, eternity, good and evil, and God. Followed by a bunch of other books and made into a film where Tom Cruise (about whom Rice was initially apprehensive) and Brad Pitt make googly eyes at each other.

Feb 13, 2019

good read- kept you intrigued.

JCLHebahA Oct 22, 2018

I'm not sure how I escaped a broody, gothic adolescence without reading this vampire classic, but I did. Reading it now, I find Louis to be a bit whiny for my taste, but Rice's depiction of the perspective shift in immortality still fairly original, even a decade after the post-Twilight glut of vampire fiction.

If there's a word to attach to this book, it's captivating. Much like Lestat does with his mortal victims, Interview With the Vampire captivates the audience with breathtaking detail that pulls you into its pages. Though she adopts a chapter format in later books, I wish Miss Rice would have here as well, because there are parts where the story really starts to meander and lose focus, where the pause provided by a new chapter would be useful.

Aug 25, 2016

One of my favourite novels Interview With The Vampire explores vampire romance the right way. Even if Vampirism or Romance do not strike you IWTV can be read completely metaphorically and makes some poignant statements on life and what it means to be alive.

Jan 16, 2015

This is my favorite book. It is so pretty and it made me appreciate the little things about life. I have read 13 Anne Rice books now, and they are consistently fantastic. I think it it is good to watch the movie first. That way you like the movie and the book is even better. There's no disappointment that way.

Dec 26, 2014

It is a slow start to the series, once you get to Queen of the Damned the series picks up the pace and it is worth it.

Jun 21, 2014

Not a bad read, pretty good in fact. Howver this authors later work is waaaay better, example the mayfair witches trilogy, servant of bones (mid 90's) be fair this is my second read of this one, was more impressed the first time (20 years ago or so) I do plan on re-reading the others in the series, I had read up tp queen of the dammed but stopped reading, I thought i'd try them again since there's actually a new one on its way this year :-)

Quimeras Dec 04, 2013

While the movie was pretty faithful to the book, I felt that the latter best depicted the relationships among vampires and also Louis’ very human struggle to understand his place on this earth. In sum, Anne Rice brings these creatures to life in a way that perhaps had not been done before.

Nov 21, 2013

Great start but I lost interest about 1/2 way through. Second half seemed long and boring.

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