The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Lestat

Book - 2010
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When the vampire Lestat becomes a rock superstar, he finds himself in serious conflict with the ancients whose powers are beyond his imagining.
Publisher: New York : Ballentine Books, 2010, ©1985
Edition: Ballentine books mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345313867
0345313860
Branch Call Number: FICTION RICE 2010
Characteristics: 550 pages ; 18 cm

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Dec 17, 2015

If you want to know how Lestat became the Vampire Lestat, you'll want to read this follow up to Interview. We learn all about his background before being turned and why he treats his minions as he does. Make sure to read Queen of the Damned right after for the entire tale.

Quimeras Dec 19, 2013

After his role in “Interview with a Vampire”, it is a bit difficult to get used to Lestat as protagonist, especially since he is so melodramatic. In “The Vampire Lestat”, however, I was glad to see the other side of Louis’ tale and I also liked the new vampire characters introduced in this book.

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waltzingechidna
Sep 30, 2013

In the second and, in my opinion, best book in the vampire chronicles (much less of Louis' whining!), we learn that Lestat isn't at all the monster Louis thinks he is... he's a monster all right, but context is everything. We get to visit the 18th century of his youth, meet the loves of his life, follow him on his eternal quest, vicariously enjoy his passions, see his view of his relationship with Louis, and, quite simply, fall in love with him (if you go for the tortured bad boy type). A gorgeous book.

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Sep 30, 2013

waltzingechidna thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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