Monday, 29 February 2016

Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

Synopsis from Amazon:

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.

My review:

This second instalment in the Vampire Chronicles is even better than the first. Most of us are familiar with the story of The Interview with the Vampire and like many others I already had a solid opinion on the character of the arrogant vampire Lestat.

Well this book changes it all. By going deep into his own beginnings, his upbringing, family ties and his friendship with Nicholas, Lestat suddenly becomes a human being first and vampire second. He is an intelligent, well read, religion-confused young man when he and Nicki come to Paris and it’s those characteristics that make him the perfect vampire.

He didn’t ask to be one of them, he was carefully chosen for it. His journey is colourful, painful and full of exciting surprises throughout the book and the history of the first Drinkers of the Blood is brilliantly thought out.

Once again Anne Rice triumphed for me. I just hope that one day this book will be made into a great movie that Interview with the Vampire is.

My score: 5/5

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