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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Vampire Chronicles Collection Volume 1 by Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned)

The Vampire Chronicles Collection: Volume 1 by Anne Rice

The Vampire
Chronicles Collection
Volume I:
Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Queen of the Damned


ISBN: 0-345-45634-3




Witness the confessions of a vampire. A novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force, it is a story of danger and flight, love and loss, suspense and resolution, and the extraordinary power of the senses.


Once an aristocrat from pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the decadent 1980s, Lestat rushes through the centuries seeking to fathom the mystery of his existence. His is a mesmerizing story - passionate and thrilling.


Akasha, the queen of the damned, has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. She has a marvelously devious plan to "save" mankind - in this vivid novel of the erotic, electrifying world of the undead.

My Opinion Is...

I enjoyed Interview with the Vampire. I don't know if it's because I loved the movie. I kept recalling scenes from the movie as I read through the book. I had no problem reading through this book.

The Vampire Lestat was okay. I pretty much plowed through this book. What a vain character... *smirks*

I had a love/hate relationship with The Queen of the Damned. Pre-Concert had various versions of what happened with several vampires. I was pretty sick and tired of The Queen, The King, Mother and Father, The Twins... Some nights got so bad that I could only stomach five or six pages before I got bored and walked away. I really did start to think that maybe I should quit and just post the first two books to get it out of the way. After the Concert, some parts picked up again but there were more boring events before it got interesting again, etc etc... I finally finished it. Woohoo!

I do not see myself buying the rest of the books any time soon. I kept saying to myself, "I just *know* this third book will stop in the middle of this whole mess and I'll need to buy the next book to see how it all plays out". THANK GOODNESS that The Queen of the Damned DID wrap up the story so there's no need to get the next book any time soon.



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