Interview with the Vampire

Author: Anne Rice
Series: The Vampire Chronicles, Book 1
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Star Rating: 3/5
Date Read: October 10th to 17th, 2013
Read Count: 1
I was fascinated by this book. Intrigued. I think those are the right words to describe my relationship with Interview with the Vampire. I thought it was different and kind of exciting and even thrilling in places. I thought Louis was an interesting character. He had typical vampire features and instincts and yet his deeper thoughts, so out of tune with his kind, managed to retain their humanity. His suffering was a little heart wrenching and even overwhelming. But the vampire I felt the most for was Claudia. Imagine being in her position, stuck in a child’s body long after your mind had outgrown it. She had every right to be furious with Lestat and Louis, too, who had he not been such a weasel even through his self-righteousness, could have prevented her turn.

As for the story itself, when it was going, it was really good. Unfortunately there were places where it lagged or my attention wandered. I wasn’t sure if I was going to read the rest of the books in the Chronicles but maybe, just maybe, the last page was enough to change my mind…


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