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Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles Series #5)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Incredible

I have read many of the reviews about this book and it's pretty clear you're either going to love it or hate it. As someone who was born and raised Catholic but has had many questions concerning the issue of faith, Anne Rice's depiction of the battle between Good and E...
I have read many of the reviews about this book and it's pretty clear you're either going to love it or hate it. As someone who was born and raised Catholic but has had many questions concerning the issue of faith, Anne Rice's depiction of the battle between Good and Evil, God and the Devil, fell right into my own need for answers. What does this have to do with Vampires and Lestat in particular? From what I've read in the reviews, it seems many readers have forgotten about the reason why so many of the Undead roam and rail. Doesn't anyone remember why Lestat went searching for others, what Armand told him of God? That he has no answers, that none of them do! And even now, after Memnoch, Lestat is still not sure. Was it a dream? Why did Armand fly up to the sun to burn then. I can't see how anyone can read this book and not think it has something to do with the Chronicles. If anything, the Bodysnatcher implied and suggested this book as the next level. If you accept the premise of Lestat battling for his soul on the physical plane, why would a battle for the same on a spiritual level be les believable. Anne Rice's literary genius in the Vampire series is in none of these books better manifested than in Memnoch the Devil. Be glad you are not eternal, damned to wander and wonder without answers forever! Buy it! Read it!

posted by Anonymous on October 13, 2002

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Someone please explain this to me!

I had a very hard time getting through this book and when I did, I didn't understand it. I was disappointed because Ms. Rice is my favorite author and this is the only book I've read by her that I wouldn't recommend.

posted by Anonymous on August 10, 2000

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2000

    Someone please explain this to me!

    I had a very hard time getting through this book and when I did, I didn't understand it. I was disappointed because Ms. Rice is my favorite author and this is the only book I've read by her that I wouldn't recommend.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2015

    Ok

    I was slightly disapointed when I read this one. It wasn't up to the books that came before or after in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Well....

    It was a bit too descriptive for my taste, a love Ann Rice's writing, but it was all a description of Memnochs distate for Gods project until page 330, so i had to stop reading several times to get the groove back into wanting to read it again. I did love the end, it made me laugh so much, poor Lestat, but I'm not giving spoilers. Even though i didn't love it because it was over whelming at times, I still recommend it because it's a relevant part to other books, The Vampire Armand is on my shelf ready for me.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    I good read

    Being an adult who was a child rasied in the catholic religion and in catholic school the converstation in this book was good for me. When I was a child I had more important things on my mind then what the nuns and lay teachers had to teach me, like dealing with the things that went on at home. At anyrate this conversation between Lestat and Memnock and God has let me understand, if it is as at all close to correct, who am I to say it is. I just know how it melds with what was taught to me as a child. Maybe bringing a better understanding. I recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2004

    My least favorite of Anne Rice, so far..

    This book started out great and was a fast and interesting read... and then...what happened? It was drudgery to get through the middle until the last 4 or 5 chapters when Lestat reunited with the other significant characters. The ending pulled it through a long and overly extensive mid section of heaven and hell.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2003

    Definitely not her best work, but good just the same.

    Memnoch the Devil delves into the crazy world of theology and the confusing depths of our inner sanctum. The plot of the story gets a little lost in all of this, but maybe that was her objective--(the real world gets caught up and lost in all the BS surrounding our religions and beliefs). I'm hoping Lestat's next adventure is truly an adventure and not just more moral BLAH...BLAH...BLAH...you get the point.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2002

    Confused

    This really isnt a review I'm just a bit lost. Lestat goes to a heaven and hell to meet god and the devil??? What ever happened to the spirits in QOTD? I thought there was no higher powers, that they were just the creation of man?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2001

    Not one of Rice's best books

    Usally i enjoy Anne's books but this one has been very dissapointing what does God and the Devil have to do with the vampire chronicles? But Anne's creative side shows through so this book is quite enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2000

    not much there

    Anne Rice is always so intrigueing with her writing. I struggled throughout the story to stay connected. Thank GOD for Lestat keeping my mind in the book. Not her best, however I won't give up hope.

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