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Posted January 18, 2012
While others found this their favorite among the vampire chronicles, I however, did not. I don't mind the change of pace, though the story itself seemed to fall short of my expectations. It certainly was not all bad, I actually found it rather enjoyable. In fact the more I read, the more I enjoyed it. Think of it as a "snowball effect," very slow starter. There were even times when I made myself read it though I didn't want to. By the time I was 3/4 through it I found it difficult to put down, all with a rather satisfying ending. If you enjoyed the chronicles, give this a read, it's Lestat in a whole new light.
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Posted October 4, 2012
One of my very favorite Vampire Chronicles' series books. Lots of twists and turns where you least expect them in this one.
I highly recommend this if you haven't read it already.
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Posted November 23, 2010
A nice little tale, but very predictable. I was grateful for anything I didn't guess, no matter how small. But you need this for the rest of the Vampire Chronicles, so do read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 2, 2010
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Fantastic tale of our lovable (yet aggravatingly pompous) lestat! The book was far more enjoyable than the third installment of the Vampire Chronicles.
The tale shows Lestat in the sort of light that we felt at the beginning of Queen of the Damned - broken, unsure, standing up, while tumbling down. It was nice to see him fall into the horrible mishap, which he fully walked into, and how much it revitalized him throughout the story.
Definitely one of the better Vampire Chronicles. I'd recommend it for anyone!
Posted October 26, 2008
I really enjoyed reading this book, it was probably my favorite of the whole vampire chronicles! I loved how dramatic the scene with lestat and the supposed David was so intense! you could feel the emotion in the text! Really great book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 17, 2008
Very disappointing followup to the last two novels in this series, whose stories would have been impossible to surpass. Skip this one, the series got better with her next one, Memnoch, and should've ended there.
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Posted July 22, 2007
With the fourth installment of the 'Vampire Chronicles,' Anne Rice proves once again that she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of literature. 'The Tale of the Body Thief' is a novel full of passion, sensitivity, humor and wit. Like previous installments in the series, this story brings complex philosophical and theological debates into the narrative. Lestat, everyone's favorite anti-hero, is undergoing a crisis of identity. Depressed and disillusioned with the state of his life, Lestat is caught off guard by an irresistable offer he can't refuse: the chance to be human again. That Lestat gets a little more than he bargained for is part of the fun of this story. Less weighed down by plot and multiple narratives as in the last installment of the series, 'Tale of the Body Thief' moves along at a much more leisurely pace, not afraid to dwell on surprising character developments. This is a very intimate story that's full of surprises around every corner. Anne Rice also does something very brave with the ending, which a lesser author wouldn't have dared to do. 'The Tale of the Body Thief' is another stellar novel from the great Anne Rice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.