Monday, September 9, 2013
Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice
When they are just about to give up, they come across a community of vampires, led by a man named Armand. Claudia's child form makes the group suspicious, as does their separation from their sire. Armand wants Louis for himself, but he needs to separate him from Claudia.
The tradition of the vampire can be found all around the world, whether that's a blood sucker, a life sucker, or a body snatcher. Rice brings life to creatures that are normally simply seen as terrors of the night. Louis's experiences are sympathetic, but his character is one of hopelessness. He allows himself to be pushed to act by Lestat, Claudia, and then finally by Armand.
I enjoyed the story and the style of writing, but I'm not left with a desire to pursue the rest of the series.
Books in the series:
The Vampire Lestat
Queen of the Damned
The Tale of a Body Thief
Dracula - Bram Stroker
Dead Brides: Vampire Tales - Edgar Allen Poe
Interview with a Vampire