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The Vampire Lestat (Vampire Chronicles Series #2)

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7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

I Sometimes Think Lestat is Going Appear in the Room!

I highly recommend this series. I have read the first four novels (Interview, Lestat, Queen, and Body Thief). While "Interview" may not thrill the reader as much as future novels, once you delve into "The Vampire Lestat", you'll be hooked! Of the first four, "The Vam...
I highly recommend this series. I have read the first four novels (Interview, Lestat, Queen, and Body Thief). While "Interview" may not thrill the reader as much as future novels, once you delve into "The Vampire Lestat", you'll be hooked! Of the first four, "The Vampire Lestat" is my favorite. Every word is another heartbeat shared with Lestat. Rice creates a world and a creature so real, I swear one day Lestat will appear in the room while I'm reading.

Additionally, in comparison to the "Twilight" series, you'll find Rice's Vampire Chronicles to be written at a more advanced level, for a mature audience.

posted by E_Bennet on May 17, 2010

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Haven't even been able to finish it

I started reading this immediately after reading Interview With the Vampire, got less than 100 pages into it, and have read about 4 or 5 books since putting it down. To me, the writing just comes off as pretentious, though people who like it would probably hail its "ele...
I started reading this immediately after reading Interview With the Vampire, got less than 100 pages into it, and have read about 4 or 5 books since putting it down. To me, the writing just comes off as pretentious, though people who like it would probably hail its "elegant prose." Rice is a very talented writer, don't get me wrong, but I think her style just is not for me. Like I said in my review for Interview, I like to read for fun, and this is not, well, fun. There's also a decent amount of man love in the beginning part of this book, which I'm not too keen on reading about. I've got nothing against homosexuals, but just like I don't care for watching that in movies or tv shows (except for comedy), I'm not so into reading so much of it in a book.
Anyway, I've heard that later parts of the book are better from some people I trust, and I've heard that you really have to read both this and Queen of the Damned, plus a later book, Memnoch the Devil, is the best in the series, so I'll have to finish this eventually... I'm just not in a rush.

posted by NJ_Eric on August 6, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Tedious

    After a rousing start, this book gets bogged down to a tedious middle section and a draggy end. Definitely will not press forward with the next book in this series. (Why was this a best-seller? Others must be more patient than I am!)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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