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Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, book 1)

145 Ratings: 3.4
Anne Rice's vampire novel published in 1976 and the first novel of "The Vampire Chronicles".

   In the now-classic novelInterview with the Vampire, Anne Rice refreshed the archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience. The story is ostensibly a simple one: having suffered a tremendous personal loss, an 18th-century Louisiana … see full wiki

Author: Anne Rice
Genre: Gothic Horror, Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Publisher: Ballantine Books, Alfred A. Knopf
Date Published: April 12, 1976
26 reviews about Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire...
review by . July 16, 2010
I cannot give higher praise to Interview with the Vampire than to say that I wish I had never read this book so that I could have the pleasure of reading it for the first time once more. I try to return to this story every couple of years because it is one of the best pieces of horror fiction ever created. Dracula may be the vampire novel that set the precedent but Interview challenged the accepted rules and made the genre its own.       The book opens with the main character, …
review by . July 13, 2010
This book set a new standard for vampire fiction. Anne Rice took the old myths and legends and spun them into a beautiful tale of love, hate, tragedy, death and immortality.  She made monsters into gentlemen who's a lust for blood is as great as is human man's lust for power and money.       Interview is the story of a vampire telling a human reporter the story of how he became what he is. Louise, our protagonist, recounts how and why he was chosen to be an …
review by . July 07, 2010
Just how I like my vampires
I have to say that I first saw the movie when I was nine and found out it was also a book later. This book was what got me hooked on Anne Rice. I don't see myself interested in anything Twilight because for me at least, this book tells what vampires should be. As I tell my friends I like my vampires dark, crispy in the sunlight, unsparkly, and fangy. This book spans many years in the lives of Louis and his maker Lestat.  What makes it so interesting is you get …
review by . June 28, 2010
   There are hundreds of vampire novels popping up in every bookstore today, trying to jump on the undead popularity bandwagon that was sparked up again by Stephenie Meyer’s  Twilight Saga.  But how to know which of these works of modern literature are even worth your time?  If you are interested in a more classic view of vampires, I would recommend Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, the first book in her The Vampire Chronicles series.  Be warned though, …
Quick Tip by . November 11, 2010
First in the best series ever written that looks at the vampire from the inside.
Quick Tip by . October 12, 2010
hands down my favorite vampire book of all eternity! this was the book that brought me into my love of the undead....Anne Rice is the queen of my realm!
Quick Tip by . July 24, 2010
this is exactly how i like my vampires. fanged, daylight fearing, coffin sleeping, and full of life...as far as the undead go
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
No vampire novel could ever beat this perfect romance. You can give the Twilight to a Britney Spears fan, but Interview with the Vampire is dedicated to a seletive people. You choose between the pop and the best.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Skip the movie, read the book. Lestat is larger than life (or death?). Twilight vampires could learn something from the way he struggles with moral questions and appreciates centuries of art and history.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
One of the greatest vampire novels of all time. Anne Rice is phenomenal.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
First of Rice's vampire books I read. great vacation book.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
The original and still the best of the vampire books today!
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
One of the better vampire series
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
the origional vampire book that made the world start to believe written by the queen of darkness herself.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
The book that started a trend. Probably still the best of its kind.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Masterfully written, and a must read if you enjoyed the movie at all. Anne Rice has a great take on vampire lore, and does an incredible job of tackling the psychology of living forever.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
I've read many of her books and they are all good
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
not my favorite vampire book
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
Disturbing yet fascinating. Really twists your head in thinking about eternity.
review by . May 16, 2009
A very interesting redefinition of the vampire lore. The book that began the Anne Rice craze. By far the best in the series (sequels never live up to the original). I for one found this to be a complete tale that had no need for any follow-up. However, the power of the dollar and a legion of fans caused Ms. Rice to try to invent some sort of follow-up tales. The character of Louis is so interesting as is the mysterious LeStat. We also have a fascinating cast of characters inhabiting the Theater …
review by . April 16, 2009
A Look Into The Life Of Louis
There is little that hasn't already been said about Anne Rice's wonderful "Interview With The Vampire." For this review, I think I'll provide just a brief summary of the plot and then go deeper into what I enjoyed most about this book.      It is essentially the life story of a highly emotional, highly sensitive vampire named Louis. He is interviewed by "the boy" in San Francisco. He explains how he came to be a vampire, his many years in New Orleans, …
review by . May 06, 2000
Pros: Intriguing inviting storyline, super characters     Cons: Some distasteful subject matter.     The horror genre has not often given us vampires to like. Then came Lestat, and as horribly wicked as he is, we cannot help but have some amount of affection for him.      Interview with the Vampire is the beginning of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. It took me a while to get around to reading any of them. I just didn't want to hop on the …
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