Interview With the Vampire

Interview With the Vampire

Book - 1996
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#1 New York Times Bestselling author - The spellbinding classic that started it all - Book I of the Vampire Chronicles

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 could write.

Praise for Interview with the Vampire

"A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth-the education of the vampire."-- Chicago Tribune

"Unrelentingly erotic . . . sometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable."-- Washington Post

"If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream."-- Boston Globe

"A chilling, thought-provoking tale, beautifully frightening, sensuous, and utterly unnerving." -- Hartford Courant
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1996
ISBN: 9780345337665
0345337662
9780394498218
0394498216
Branch Call Number: RICE
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 22 cm

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BrandonBlanchard
Nov 01, 2017

If there's a word to attach to this book, it's captivating. Much like Lestat does with his mortal victims, Interview With the Vampire captivates the audience with breathtaking detail that pulls you into its pages. Though she adopts a chapter format in later books, I wish Miss Rice would have here as well, because there are parts where the story really starts to meander and lose focus, where the pause provided by a new chapter would be useful.

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AlieGrace
Aug 25, 2016

One of my favourite novels Interview With The Vampire explores vampire romance the right way. Even if Vampirism or Romance do not strike you IWTV can be read completely metaphorically and makes some poignant statements on life and what it means to be alive.

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kaylablue
Jan 16, 2015

This is my favorite book. It is so pretty and it made me appreciate the little things about life. I have read 13 Anne Rice books now, and they are consistently fantastic. I think it it is good to watch the movie first. That way you like the movie and the book is even better. There's no disappointment that way.

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fireforge
Dec 26, 2014

It is a slow start to the series, once you get to Queen of the Damned the series picks up the pace and it is worth it.

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MissEavis
Jun 21, 2014

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 :-)

Quimeras Dec 04, 2013

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.

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LaPhenixa
Nov 21, 2013

Great start but I lost interest about 1/2 way through. Second half seemed long and boring.

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waltzingechidna
Sep 30, 2013

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.

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GeekyMeagz
Jul 04, 2013

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.

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wauchor
Aug 25, 2012

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.

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