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Review: The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

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From Goodreads: Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is 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 terrifying existence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice’s best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

The Vampire Lestat continues on from Interview with the Vampire, this time following the story of Lestat.  My review of Interview with the Vampire is here.  The Vampire Lestat is a very exciting book.  A lot happens within five hundred and fifty pages.  It is sometimes hard to believe that it happened in a short number of years before Interview with the Vampire. The mythology that is introduced in this book adds to the atmosphere and excitement.   It is very complex, and is expanded on in the follow-up book ‘Queen of the Damned’.

 Lestat is more comedic character than Louis, but at the same time by the end of this book you will see Lestat differently than his portrayal in Interview with the Vampire.  He isn’t as sad as Louis and his sense of humour permeates his point of view.  It is a joy to follow him around really!  I’m giving this book and eight out of ten because I loved it.  It was awesome and I think it is my favourite in the series.

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Eighteen – Book You’re Most Embarrassed to Say You Like

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Hmm… decisions, decisions.

I guess that there are books that I wouldn’t like to be seen reading.  Mainly, anything by Ann Rice.  That seems mean, because many of her books are bad.  It’s just… I don’t like the covers.  They are cheesy.  It doesn’t help that when I have mentioned in the past that I like the Vampire Chronicles people have been like ‘oh you read that‘.   Those people were a bit judgemental though because they actually decent books that I was engrossed in when I read them.   And by ‘those people’ I mean they were my English teachers so…