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Vampire Chronicles #02: The Vampire Lestat

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ISBN13: 9780345313867
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Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

Review:

"Rice continues what promises to be a series with this fascinating sequel....Don't expect the usual stake-in-the-heart story; Rice is creating a new vampire mythos...and weaving a rich and unforgettable tale of dazzling scenes and vivid personalities. This extraordinary book outclasses most contemporary horror fiction and is a novel to be savored." Library Journal

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"Frightening, sensual." The San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying exsitence. His is a mesmerizing story—passionate, complex, and thrilling.

The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat. Look for a special preview in the back of the book.

Praise for The Vampire Lestat

 

“Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”—San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.”—The Village Voice

 

“Brilliant . . . its undead characters are utterly alive.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

“Luxuriantly created and richly told.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

About the Author

Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University and is the author of twenty-one novels. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and has gone on to become one of the bestselling novels of all time. It was in Interview with the Vampire that Rice first introduced the Vampire Lestat to the world.

Rice continued her vampire saga in The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, and Memnoch the Devil. These novels, collectively known as "The Vampire Chronicles," have great mainstream and cult followings and are widely assigned in high school and collegiate English and philosophy classes. Her latest novel, Vittorio The Vampire, follows Pandora and The Vampire Armand, continuing Rice's new series of vampire tales. Rice is also the author of The Witching Hour, the first book in a trilogy about a clan of witches (the other novels in this series are Lasher and Taltos). Her other works of fiction include The Feast of All Saints, Cry to Heaven, and The Mummy; the contemporary erotic novels Exit to Eden and Belinda (written under the name Anne Rampling); and stylized, pornographic novels known as "The Beauty Books," which include The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty's Punishment and Beauty's Release (written under the name A.N. Roquelaure). Her books have sold over 100,000,000 copies worldwide.

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

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emmejo, September 8, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
Lestat is now a famous rock star, but his life started back before the French Revolution. This vampire has lived a wild, rampant life and vampiric death no matter the age. He has never been content with staying in one place and has travelled around the world, collecting riches and connections as he went.

This sequel to Interview With the Vampire far outshines the original. The decade between them gave Rice the ability to actually write something that didn't sound like hyped-up melodrama written by a teenager who has never read classic vampire fiction. She also gained the skills to create an interesting character, who is not clearly "good" or "bad" and is frequently full of contradictions. Lestat is greedy but charming, immature yet knowledgeable, thick as a brick while being clever, but somehow it all rings true.

The writing is still wobbly and simple at times. Rice seems very fond of overusing "exotic" words to try and make her vampires exciting. (A technique which takes away from them instead.)
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satin worship, July 6, 2008 (view all comments by satin worship)
Anne Rice has created the most widely know vampire characters of the century, and this is just another great book about them. This was the first Vampire chronicles book I read and it's still on my top five list. As the name implies, it's mainly concerned with the Vampire Lestat and his undead hijinks. With Rice's silky smooth words and and enigmatic front man leading the story this book is never dull and very entertaining.
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ISBN:
9780345313867
Author:
Rice, Anne
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Del Rey
Location:
New York
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Occult
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Vampires
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Horror tales
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Lestat (fictitious character)
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Horror fiction
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Vampire Chronicles (Paperback)
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
19860931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.2 x 4.2 x 4.3 in 2.2 lb

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Product details 576 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345313867 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Rice continues what promises to be a series with this fascinating sequel....Don't expect the usual stake-in-the-heart story; Rice is creating a new vampire mythos...and weaving a rich and unforgettable tale of dazzling scenes and vivid personalities. This extraordinary book outclasses most contemporary horror fiction and is a novel to be savored."
"Review" by , "Frightening, sensual."
"Synopsis" by , Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying exsitence. His is a mesmerizing story—passionate, complex, and thrilling.

The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat. Look for a special preview in the back of the book.

Praise for The Vampire Lestat

 

“Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”—San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.”—The Village Voice

 

“Brilliant . . . its undead characters are utterly alive.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

“Luxuriantly created and richly told.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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