The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
(Vampire Chronicles)

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The Vampire Lestat is a chunky book at 500+ pages but it reads quickly and fluently. I enjoyed it much more than I enjoyed Interview with the Vampire. One of the reasons for that is simply that Lestat is an easier character to read than Louie...Lestat is also curious about the world around him and other vampires...
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Synopsis

Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying exsitence. His is a mesmerizing story—passionate, complex, and thrilling.

Look for a special preview of Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat in the back of the book. The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, available for pre-order now.

Praise for The Vampire Lestat
 
“Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.”—The Village Voice
 
“Brilliant . . . its undead characters are utterly alive.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Luxuriantly created and richly told.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer


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About Anne Rice

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Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.
 
Published November 17, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 502 pages
Genres: Erotica, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, History, War, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction
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Below average
on Nov 25 1985

Anyone who wants to relate all of this to real life will have to write the book over from scratch. Reading this novel is like playing a slot machine; you keep giving it one more page, and you never get a payoff.

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People

Below average
on Nov 25 1985

There's far too little relief, though, far too much gushing blood and dialogue that sounds like Marty, with Lestat and Maman constantly trying to figure out how best to follow the devil's road...Reading this novel is like playing a slot machine; you keep giving it one more page, and you never get a payoff.

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Reviewed by Floresiensis on Jun 07 2015

Lestat: a vampire - but very much not the conventional undead, for Lestat is the truly alive. Lestat is vivid, ecstatic, stagestruck, and in his extravagant story he plunges from the lasciviousness of eighteenth-century Paris to the demonic Egypt of prehistory...

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Tiny Library

Good
Reviewed by Sam on Aug 27 2012

The Vampire Lestat is a chunky book at 500+ pages but it reads quickly and fluently. I enjoyed it much more than I enjoyed Interview with the Vampire. One of the reasons for that is simply that Lestat is an easier character to read than Louie...Lestat is also curious about the world around him and other vampires...

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Above average
Reviewed by Tiffany on Jun 29 2012

Lestat is a fun character who is unpredictable, self-destructive, intelligent, and lively...What is great about this book is how Rice weaves a complicated mythology throughout which foreshadows the books she later comes to write in the series...

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