asked the vampire, turning now so the boy could see his profile. " Enough for the story of a life? " " Sure, if it's a good life. Sometimes I interview as many as three. Anne Rice - Vampire Chronicles 1 - Interview With The Vampire. Home · Anne Rice, Anne - Vampire Chronicles 01 - Interview With The Vampire · Read more. INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE by. Anne Rice. FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Converted to PDF by ScreenTalk™ ditaremcico.tk
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Go ahead, look it up for yourself. Also according to Scripture, you won't find a single mention of Easter eggs, but you will find God warning His people not to have anything to do with a pagan fertility goddess, whose name is synonymous with "Easter.
People are free to believe whatever they wish and can come to their own conclusions. I just want to show them the biblical record is often very different from what many assume. Not only will Christians love this book, but I think Jews, Muslims and even agnostics and atheists will get a kick out of it as well.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime. Upcoming SlideShare. Like this document? Penny Dreadfuls were small comic book magazines from the Victorian era. Basically like fantasy and folklore. In the TV show the main plot was vampirism. In the show the protagonists find an Alpha Vampire, an original. The creature has an autopsy. The skin is scaly and covered in hieroglyphs.
Egyptian hieroglyphs. Its fangs are akin to a serpent. I thought it was a very interesting concept. Dorian Grey also featured heavily in the show, as did Spring-Heeled Jack.
The show was subsequently scrapped. I wonder why?
I wonder a lot. When an alpha bites it infects. A made vampire in folklore is actually infected, not born a vampire, so when it rises from the dead it could almost be considered a Zombie. It is rumoured that archeologists have unearthed many plague pits across Europe and UK and in those mass graves the corpses were beheaded and had punctures to the chest area.
I once read an article about this very subject. The piece outlined that indeed during the middle ages and before this was quite frequently practiced. Was it merely superstition? I certainty never learned this at school, it was not in the curriculum. I will research this subject more. View all 11 comments.
Feb 23, Madeline rated it it was ok Shelves: You made me read a goddamn vampire book. Not only that, you made me read a vampire book with a cover made entirely of shiny ostentatious material that shouted to everyone in the library as I checked this out, "Look everyone!
Madeline is reading a book about vampires! Like, the ancient Egyptians would look at this cover and say, "That's a bit much. Okay, so the book itself isn't bad , really - hence my rating of two stars, which Goodreads classifies as "it was ok. Maybe I would have been more thrilled by the story if I hadn't seen the movie - even though there's stuff in the book that didn't make it into the movie, none of it is particularly thrilling.
At least the movie made the wise decision to keep the blatant, in-your-face-but-unacknowledged homoeroticism seriously, this book is, and I mean this in the most literal way possible, the gayest thing I've ever read but changed the fact that a Claudia is only five years old in the book and b she and Louis do everything except actually have sex with each other.
They're always kissing and caressing each other and Louis is calling her his lover and his paramour and it is so fucking creepy.
But, lest we forget, vampire books are supposed to be creepy. In these post- Twilight days, it's easy to forget that there was once a time where vampires fucked and killed and were a general amoral all-around good time, and if one of them chose to be all broody and sad about being a vampire he was the weird one that no one else wanted to hang out with. God, I miss those days - to the point where I considered giving this an extra star, just because I was so grateful to read a story about vampires who do actual vampire stuff and it's sexy and scary instead of boring and schmoopy.
Also good was how in-depth Rice goes into the psychology of vampires, and I loved her explanation for why they haven't overrun the planet: Explains Armand, who I will continue to picture as Antonio Banderas and you can't stop me: They have the most dismal notions of immortality to begin with. For in becoming immortal they want all the forms of their life to be fixed as they are and incorruptible When, in fact, all things change except the vampire himself; everything except the vampire is subject to constant corruption and distortion.
Soon, with an inflexible mind, and often even with the most flexible mind, this immortality becomes a penitential sentence in a madhouse of figures and forms that are hopelessly unintelligible and without value. One evening a vampire rises and realizes what he has feared perhaps for decades, that he simply wants no more of life at any cost.
But as for the rest, I'll just watch the movie, thanks. Or not, because if we're going to be honest I don't even like the movie that much. Sorry, Ms.
Rice, but if my vampires must be broody, I at least want them to be funny and charming too. View all 27 comments. May 02, Vessey rated it it was amazing Recommended to Vessey by: The movie. I admit that I couldn't get through the rest of "The Vampire Chronicles", but this one stays a favourite. Why do you like it so, oh, vampire crazy Vessey?
Really, I do like vampires. Even though I'm not a "Twilight" fan. I even have my own set of teeth.
A real goth girl inhabits my body and she hungers for dark adventures. I'm a sinister person, I know. First, I really like Anne Rice's prose. It is so beautiful and enchanting. The whole story comes along with a good measure of dark sensuality, I admit that I couldn't get through the rest of "The Vampire Chronicles", but this one stays a favourite.
The whole story comes along with a good measure of dark sensuality, which I particularly like. What is more important to me, though, is that it presents, in a very captivating way, problems which have been haunting humanity since for ever.
How many people in reality live tortured by guilt and loneliness and feel different than everybody else the way Louis does? Or how many people are tormented by the thought that their looks do not show their true self and that the others are unable to see past the surface?
Or how many people are forced to live and suffer with someone they can never quite connect to, out of necessity, loneliness, because they love them despite all, or all three at once? I think many people can relate to the heroes I should say anti-heroes, really of this dark tale.
What is loneliness? What is the world? What is eternity? What does it mean to be immortal?
What is the nature of existence? Is there God? What does it mean to be good? What does it mean to be evil? And which is the bigger evil - to be the actual committer of a crime or to allow it? What is life, what is death? It speaks not only of, and the value of, life and death of humans as individuals, but of the life and death of beliefs, values, possibilities. It is told through the POV of one narrator, but it has a really big scope. Anne Rice shows an amazing skill in reflecting people's feelings and struggles.
What is fiction if not a mirror to reality?
Anne Rice: Interview with the Vampire
Two opposite concepts which are not that opposite, after all. Every creation of art is a message born out of its creator's experience and inner world. Read count: View all 48 comments. Feb 10, Ren rated it liked it. I first read this book in High School and my sad gothic self immediately fell in love with its beautiful, damaged characters.
Interview with the Vampire
For years this book haunted me. The rest of the Vampires books were pulpy fun but this book really had something. She captured something here and her almost baroque prose really carries the story.
Louis is turned into a vampire and continues his search for the answers: He wars with lovers, family and friends in his search to define his own life only to discover that nothing he does matters and that everyone is just as lost as he is, an ultimately there are no answers but the ones we make ourselves.
View all 6 comments. He caminado por las calles de Nueva Orleans como el Segador Maldito y me he alimentado de vida humana para mantener mi propia existencia. Soy un vampiro.
Somos inmortales. Y lo que tenemos ante nosotros son las fiestas suntuosas que la conciencia no puede apreciar y que los seres humanos no pueden conocer sin arrepentirse. El mal siempre es posible. View all 23 comments. Aug 18, Bonnie Shores rated it really liked it Shelves: So, you've been whining about your life as a vampire for how many hundreds of years now, Louis? We get it. You weren't given much of a choice and Lestat wasn't a good "daddy". Please get over it already, you undead baby!
Now that that's out of the way Perhaps it's an unfair criticism, but I almost felt like it was cheating somehow, and it is this style of story presentation that allowed Louis to drone on and on and on and on.
He literally told the interviewer that he needed to start at the beginning. And so he did. However, Louis was allowed to tell his story with virtually NO interruptions or questions from the interviewer.
That's just unrealistic in an interview situation. So, during that time, the book would lapse into the common first-person POV, totally making you forget that this was an interview.
And Louis gave way more personal insight imho than you would give in an interview, if that makes sense And then there's Lestat Having only seen the movie, I didn't remember Lestat being portrayed as awful as Louis made him out to be; therefore, I was disappointed in his seemingly total lack of character. But I've been assured by TL that The Vampire Lestat will change my mind, so I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
After all, Anne Rice is a great writer and I love vampires. Overall, looking past the interview format which may bother only me and Louis' whining which should bother everyone , the book was really good. The yearning for understanding, acceptance and relationship is important to everyone, even vampires, and Louis' story is one worth reading. View all 7 comments. Aug 29, Gaijinmama rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am going to confess that I didn't read this book until , after I'd seen the movie.
I couldn't handle horror movies or scary books at the time, but Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and a surprisingly good Tom Cruise really got my attention. Now I'm a bona fide fan. I'm working toward reading everything Rice has written, and now I enjoy many other authors who write about vampires.
It wasn't just that the vampire dudes were soooo totally hot in the movie. As is usually the case, the book turned ou I am going to confess that I didn't read this book until , after I'd seen the movie. As is usually the case, the book turned out to be even better. Rice's characters are among the most compelling ever created in fiction. Louis with his constant moral conflicts and philosophical musings, Lestat with his naughty Bad Boy Bloodsucking Attitude and sarcasm which Tom Cruise did really well in the film..
Claudia with her keen intelligence and relentless anger at having been trapped for eternity in a child's body. Armand for being.. My favorite character however, has got to be the City of New Orleans, the true star of this show. I'm sure I'm nowhere near the first reader who has been inspired by Rice's books to visit this special, unique city and wander through the French Quarter and the Garden District. Rice knows and loves her city, and that feeling is infectious.
I'm a sucker for well-developed characters, but in this book and the rest of Rice's work, it's the setting that draws me in most of all. The indelible image of Antonio almost kissing Brad doesn't hurt either Jul 20, Shovelmonkey1 rated it liked it Recommends it for: Poor vampires.
Such a bad press over the years what with all the blood sucking, neck snapping and general ravaging of virgins, maidens and anyone with a taste for Gothic-style bedroom furniture and an open window. Still, now that Edward Cullen and his pan-faced fan base of moody teens have infiltrated popular culture, replacing the stereotypical images of pale, foppish young men in lacy cuffs and brocaded velvet jackets with a utilitarian Gap-Style wardrobe of urban wear and a slightly sulky lo Poor vampires.
Still, now that Edward Cullen and his pan-faced fan base of moody teens have infiltrated popular culture, replacing the stereotypical images of pale, foppish young men in lacy cuffs and brocaded velvet jackets with a utilitarian Gap-Style wardrobe of urban wear and a slightly sulky look , we seem to be moving further away from the more traditional imagery.
That said, R-Patz see I know the lingo, I listen to the kids appears to be dead from the eyeballs down in many scenes and is probably as wooden as the stake which should be used to pin him back into his eternal resting place, so not all elements of the vampire legend have been entirely done away with.
Interview with the Vampire was almost solely responsible see Lost Boys for its partner in crime for spawning the epidemic known as the great vampire obsession of the late 20th century or at the very least a huge resurgence in the interest in vampire myth and lore.
Ok, ok Bram Stoker deserves a big old nod for originally bringing us the whole idea of wing-ed blood suckers who like nothing more than a snooze in a wooden box and a brisk sea journey to the north-east coast of England. Or if you like we can go a bit further back and point the sharp end of the stake at Sheridan Le Fanu for his sapphic vampires which featured in his collection of short stories "In a Glass Darkly".
Whoever you'd like to blame for it, you have to admit they were onto a good wheeze. The romance of immortality fuelled by the go-juice of another human being it goes down easier if you just think of it as a sort of clotted Slim-Fast meal seems to have had a weirdly kinky appeal which has garnered it a fan base of millions. Lets break it down and see what there really is to like about being a vampire.
Eternal life - obviously gets a big tick but then it does depend who you get stuck with. If you end like Louis, locked in a bitter battle of wills with the sadistic Lestat, then eternity is going to seem like, well Drinking blood - readily available, free therefore credit crunch chic , nutritious and virtually calorie free.
It's simple: Live fast, die young, drink blood and have a good looking and upwardly mobile corpse. Alternatively, forever is a long time to go without a solid meal and you know you'll eventually start complaining that dinner always tastes the same.
Queue jumping, being first in the door at the Harvey Nichols January Sales and avoiding having to sit in economy class during flights are all things which would improve my life. Sleeping in a coffin - compact and bijoux if you live in a tiny inner city apartment where you're kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom are all practically the same room.
Why not drape your coffin with an attractive throw and turn it into a table for night-time use? On the downside no one ever said eternal rest would be a comfortable one. Interview with the Vampire takes itself pretty seriously a lot more seriously than this review , and despite the fact Louis' hand wringing and tortured immortal soul act did start to grate on me towards the end, overall I enjoyed this and was able to stop raising my eye brows long enough to appreciate the detail and originality of the story.
Fangs for the great story Anne! View all 18 comments. Nov 17, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: Oh God, I'm going to have to do this. Oh well, here I go. Hmm — he looks a bit fierce. Especially since my last confession which was I Oh God, I'm going to have to do this. I accuse myself of the following sins.
I wouldn't have thought it to look at the fellow. But he's one all right. That's all I know. Just the titles.
And is dreadful and I'd rather throw myself off a cliff than sit through anything by Eisenstein, Godard or Fellini. And I realise throwing yourself off a cliff is another sin.
You'd better come clean about the rest of it too, I suppose. I never listened to Radiohead. The world's greatest band whose OK Computer is poised to wrest the title of all time best rock album from the dead hands of the shibboleths of the sixties for ever? At all? For these and all my other sins that I cannot now remember, I am truly sorry, firmly resolve not to sin again and humbly ask pardon of God, and of you, Father, counsel, penance and absolution".
Anne Rice - Vampire Chronicles 1 - Interview With The Vampire
But this…. And don't leave it another 23 years again. But it had to be done. Fancy mentioning Interview with the Vampire. I could have said something else, like Jack Kerouac, that's bad enough. Oh the shame. Well, he's probably heard worse. Oh well. Hmm, Radiohead can't be that bad, can they? View all 10 comments. Had I read Interview with the Vampire back when it first came out, or in some close approximation thereafter, I would probably have truly enjoyed it.
As it stands I have been exposed to far too many broody, I-am-a-monster-look-at-me-punish-myself vampires to feel much of anything for Louis. This breed of vampire is overdone for me, entirely. And to be fair, they never held much interest for me in the first place. You can keep your Stefan Salvatores, your Angels, your Louises… I want the monsters with no conscience. The monsters who destroy everything with a fangid smile on their blood-drenched face.
This story is told from the perspective of Louis, and while it strives to pull away and make history feel like present day it never succeeded at actually pulling me from that dimly lit kitchen into the history he was sharing.
I would argue that the movie does a better job of this because it forces you out of the kitchen, with its visual nature. Not like I love the movie in any case. For me, Claudia was the most interesting character. She was horrifying and monstrous, the way child vampires tend to be in any story. A child vampire is simply more terrifying than any adult vampire can ever be. They are immortally trapped in an age of innocence, while her mind could grow and learn and become exceedingly adult her body would never be able to catch up.
Horrifying shit, that. There is also a selfishness to children which is amplified by bloodlust, which never seems to fully disappear. I enjoyed the way this was portrayed, as I said, but I was too disconnected from her to get my fill of this child-shaped horrorshow. What is the point in living forever just to mope and brood eternally?
Okay, okay, I haven't actually read the twilight series but you have to admit Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt make a much hotter couple than Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart.
Or not. While Hollywood managed to capture the essence of the story to a cinematic degree, in my humble opinion they fell short in regards to the characters themselves. And boy did some of the castings have me scratching my head Most notably, Armand. So will I continue reading the series? Hell Yes! I'm hooked!
View all 24 comments. Sep 19, Joelle rated it did not like it.
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I thought it was slow, difficult to read. I finished it only by sheer determination, not out of pleasure. View all 9 comments. Halfway through reading this one, it occurred to me that I read Interview with a Vampire in high school, but it left so little impression that I promptly forgot about it until 16 or so years later when, as I was reading it again, I began to recall some of it as I went along.
This is a cerebral treatment of the vampire genre, an examination of good vs evil, what immortality really means, the first of its kind in "vampire books" and an allegory of the soul itself. It is all of those things, but it Halfway through reading this one, it occurred to me that I read Interview with a Vampire in high school, but it left so little impression that I promptly forgot about it until 16 or so years later when, as I was reading it again, I began to recall some of it as I went along.
It is all of those things, but it's not very fun to read. The pace drags along and, for being a horror novel, it's not horrific, mainly dull.
Now, as back in high school, I wanted more information about what happened to Louis's brother at the very start. Rice hints at paranormal interference on the stairs and in the brother's religious vision, but the truth is never revealed. Maybe I have to dig through subsequent novels to find out what happened.
That is the start of Louis' troubles, the lynch pin of the whole book and Rice just glosses over it. It all combined to make him into an unending complainer.
I don't know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.
Rice, Anne - Vampires 01 - Interview With The Vampire
He monologues like that a lot as the book is set up as an interview, which I didn't mind too much, but I could have done without for the last third.
I mean, at that point, we know the kid with the tape recorder is there.
I wanted to get lost in the story but we're never really allowed to because we're always flashing back and forth. It's difficult to enjoy a book when you don't really like the main character. I walked black streets and alleys alone; I passed out in cabarets. And then I was attacked. It might have been anyone- and my invitation was open to sailors, thieves, maniacs, anyone. But it was a vampire. Interview with the Maniac just doesn't have the same ring, does it.
And yet, I might read it. Rice's vampires are emotionless, except for Louis who is seemingly exploding with sensitivity and angst: I felt cold towards him. I had no contempt in superiority. Only a hunger for new experience Lestat was of no use. Or later with Claudia: On and on it goes. Lestat doesn't understand him. Lestat's a boor.