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Interview With the Vampire

Rice, Anne

(Book - 1996)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Interview With the Vampire
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We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead...
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1996
Edition: Reset for anniversary ed
ISBN: 0394498216
9780394498218
Branch Call Number: FICTION RICE 1996
Characteristics: 340 p. ;,22 cm

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You want vampire mythology? Anne Rice has some vampire mythology for you.

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 cou... Read More »

In a remote room in a large city, a young reporter sits face-to-face with his most astonishing subject: a onetime New Orleans gentleman plantation owner who, in vividly terrifying and haunting detail, recalls his centuries of extraordinary life — beginning with his initiation into the ranks of th... Read More »


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Jun 21, 2014
  • MissEavis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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)....to 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 :-)

Dec 04, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Sep 30, 2013
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the book that got me into vampires, lo these many years ago. Ms. Rice's books are a very mixed bag--but the first two vampire books, as well as Memnoch the Devil and her non-supernatural novel, Feast of All Saints, are thrilling, deeply satisfying reads. Highly recommend.

Jul 04, 2013
  • GeekyMeagz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A true Vampire Novel, no sparkling in the daytime. This is the one that got me into reading chronicle type novels or book 1 of _ novels. The Vampires exude sexiness and allure but are ultimately terrifying, something I find that is lacking if not gone in Modern Vampire fiction. Anne Rice does vampires justice and goes into "real" vampire problems. Prepare to be mesmerized.

Aug 25, 2012
  • wauchor rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is the book that made me a reader! Loved this book, want to read all her books. Vampires that are real and understandable, sexy and filled with desires and longings.

Anne is very wordy and a lot of thought goes into one segment or time period. It could be a place or a minute. But she tends to over do it for me...a lot. But I DO love her stories. Sad she stopped with the Vampire Chronicles. This novel is a loved classic!!!! I'm James. NYC Guy. Originally from Alaksan. 33.

Mar 30, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It took a while to get into this book but it was worth the initial struggle. I like this series of vampire novels.

Sep 22, 2011
  • megatron87 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I have mixed emotions about this book. On one hand, I thought the story line was passionate, sexy and intriguing. On the other, I found it overly wordy, and pretty boring at times. I decided to watch the movie instead of finishing the book but it wasn't great either. This was the first book of hers that I've read, I'll try others but I hope they aren't all like this one.

Apr 16, 2011
  • hardkorelish rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

As a fan of the classic vampiric novels I did enjoy Interview With The Vampire but like many people have said before it can be slow moving and lag hard in some places.

I think maybe it is one of the kind of cult classics that becomes more loved the more times you read it. Either way I do enjoy it from time to time.

Jan 08, 2011
  • KatieKnight rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I found this book to be boring and pointless. Couldn't connect with any of the characters with all of Louis' whining.

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Sep 30, 2013
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  • mamaonthego rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”

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