Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles Series #5)

Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles Series #5)

by Anne Rice
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Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles Series #5) by Anne Rice

In Anne Rice's extraordinary novel, the Vampire Lestat—outsides, canny monster, hero-wanderer—is at last offered the chance to be redeemed.

He is brought into direct confrontation with both God and the Devil, and into the land of Death.

We are in New York. The city is blanketed in snow. Through the whiteness Lestat is searching for Dora, the beautiful and charismatic daughter of a drug lord, the woman who arouses Lestat's tenderness as no mortal ever has.

While torn between his vampire passions and his overwhelming love for Dora, Lestat is confronted by the most dangerous of adversaries he has yet known.

He is snatched from the world itself by the mysterious Memnoch, who claims to be the Devil. He is invited to be a witness at the Creation. He is taken like the ancient prophets into the heavenly realm and is ushered into Purgatory.

He must decide if he can believe in the Devil or in God. And finally, he must decide which, if either, he will serve.

In the first four Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summoned up for us worlds that are fantastic and distant, making them as resonant, real, and immediate as our own. In this, her most daring and darkest novel, she takes us, with Lestat, into the mythical world that is most important to us—into the realms of our own theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394281261
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Publication date: 07/28/1995
Series: Vampire Chronicles Series , #5
Pages: 353

About the Author

ANNE RICE lives in New Orleans with her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice, and their son, Christopher.

Hometown:

Rancho Mirage, California

Date of Birth:

October 4, 1941

Place of Birth:

Rancho Mirage, California

Education:

B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971

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Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles Series #5) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 266 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Billyboy8875 More than 1 year ago
Memnoch the Devil is the most original of all the vampire chronicles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will challenge your preconcieved notions of heaven and hell. Anne Rice has penned a beautiful book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Interview with the Vampire and thought it was okay. Memnoch the Devil, however, I really liked. The story of how Hell came to exist is brilliant! If you liked this, try The Apocrypha, which takes this premise to a whole new level.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Which is more than I can say for Interview with a vampire . That book was so stupid I only read 2 chapters. I'm sure her fans will love it though .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best Anne Rice books I have read so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this book absolutly riviting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
to religious for me and i feel not that important to the story line
Tama2toe More than 1 year ago
This was the one book I read of Anne Rice's so far I was not Wow'd by. It was ok. She spoke to my imagination as she has done so much before but this just do not grip me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So disappointed in this one. Very slow read compared to the others.
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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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So far, my favirite of the entire series.
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This is my favorite out of the vampire chronicles. It is true either you love it or hate it. Really did get you to think about things.
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I love the the dark side of this book to me this is one of the best novels by ann right I got to read
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I was supremely disappointed by the denoument and the so called "twist" at tthe end. This novel, like Rice's better works, featured her gorgeous descriptions and imagery throughout most of the work. It also shi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't go wrong with Anne Rice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of religious imagery in this one. Definitely not for the light of heart or the easily offended. That said, I adore this book. I adore it because it's so utterly surreal and otherwordly, I adore it because for once, the confident, beautiful Brat Prince - aka Lestat - is unsure. I adore it because as a Christian, I can truly appreciate what she has done with this. God, the Devil and Lestat in the same book - how can you lose? Read Memnoch the Devil. Give it a chance. You won't regret it, I promise you.