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Interview with the Vampire quotes Interview with the Vampire, litcharts Interview with the Vampire, symbolism Interview with the Vampire, summary shmoop Interview with the Vampire, Interview with the Vampire 97faffb9 This Is The Story Of Louis, As Told In His Own Words, Of His Journey Through Mortal And Immortal Life Louis Recounts How He Became A Vampire At The Hands Of The Radiant And Sinister Lestat And How He Became Indoctrinated, Unwillingly, Into The Vampire Way Of Life His Story Ebbs And Flows Through The Streets Of New Orleans, Defining Crucial Moments Such As His Discovery Of The Exquisite Lost Young Child Claudia, Wanting Not To Hurt But To Comfort Her With The Last Breaths Of Humanity He Has Inside Yet, He Makes Claudia A Vampire, Trapping Her Womanly Passion, Will, And Intelligence Inside The Body Of A Small Child Louis And Claudia Form A Seemingly Unbreakable Alliance And Even Settle Down For A While In The Opulent French Quarter Louis Remembers Claudia S Struggle To Understand Herself And The Hatred They Both Have For Lestat That Sends Them Halfway Across The World To Seek Others Of Their Kind Louis And Claudia Are Desperate To Find Somewhere They Belong, To Find Others Who Understand, And Someone Who Knows What And Why They AreLouis And Claudia Travel Europe, Eventually Coming To Paris And The Ragingly Successful Theatre Des Vampires A Theatre Of Vampires Pretending To Be Mortals Pretending To Be Vampires Here They Meet The Magnetic And Ethereal Armand, Who Brings Them Into A Whole Society Of Vampires But Louis And Claudia Find That Finding Others Like Themselves Provides No Easy Answers And In Fact Presents Dangers They Scarcely ImaginedOriginally Begun As A Short Story, The Book Took Off As Anne Wrote It, Spinning The Tragic And Triumphant Life Experiences Of A Soul As Well As The Struggles Of Its Characters, Interview Captures The Political And Social Changes Of Two Continents The Novel Also Introduces Lestat, Anne S Most Enduring Character, A Heady Mixture Of Attraction And Revulsion The Book, Full Of Lush Description, Centers On The Themes Of Immortality, Change, Loss, Sexuality, And Power Annerice


10 thoughts on “Interview with the Vampire

  1. says:

    If you would kindly look at my shelves, you might notice that I ve read a good chunk of vampire novels written in the past two decades It seemed strange to me, though, that I still hadn t read one of the important ones Now, I don t think it s because this book is particularly brilliant or a masterpiece Yet it does represent an important paradigm shift in the representation of vampires in modern literature Whilst Vampires are still unaccountably evil in this novel, they are also relatable, capable of sparking our empathy and intimate to us on a level not really seen previously to this novel.Published in 1976, it is the story of the world s most boring vampire, Louis Okay, I take that back, ALMOST the world s most boring vampire image error


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    I have to say I liked the movie better I mean eye candy I have wanted to read this series forever and since one of my groups is doing a challenge for a badge I thought now would be perfect BUT, if they don t get better I m not going to waste my time Too many books to waste time any Happy Reading Mel


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    You begin.It seems like it might be fun A little bit trashy, but fun Not so well written Disappointing.Already, you know it won t be up to much.You keep reading.Why this way You read, wondering why It seems pointless.You are bored, your mind wanders.You keep reading.You cannot stop.It is dark.So dark.The atmosphere.Dark Macabre Gothic Haunting.Erotic.You are trapped.Trapped in someone s twisted fantasy.Kinky.Until pain and suffering and anguish and loneliness are beautiful.Alluring.Seductive.But you know that they are not, and no book will make it so.You keep reading.You are bored You put the book down.But you have to finish it.You keep reading You read.Waiting for gratification.Waiting for something to happen.Waiting.You cannot look away.You keep reading.It is a beautiful day outside.You keep reading.So dark.So sensual.So strange.The plot shifts.A small climax.You groan.Sigh.Still a hundred and fifty pages left.You keep reading.Repelled.Attracted.You shift positions.You ache for .You keep reading.Blam Kazam Ka POW Climax Death Destruction Fire Alone.Downwards spiral.Depression.Dark.So dark Come on, suicide.There is no suicide.Wandering.Searching.Existential angst.Oh.That was all.What a stupid ending.


  4. says:

    One of the rare few books I couldn t finish I could not empathize with the lead character at all once he turned into a vampire I would be regularly bombarded with paragraphs describing how goddamn beautiful everything was now that he could see them with his vampire eyes The forest was beautiful, the night sky was beautiful, the homeless people were beautifulnot normally, mind you, only when seen through vampire eyes.These special vampire eyes might be the reason why Louis narrator and Lestat sort of bad guy spend most of their time making moon eyes at one another In fact, that s mostly all I can remember from the story since the plot was so forgettable Aside from the characters adopting a girl which was entertaining , Louis spends most of his time admiring things or arguing with Lestat Skip the book, watch the movie.


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    Damn you straight to hell, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, for what you made me do 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 SHINY SHINY SHINY LOOK AT ME I CONTAIN SEXY BROODING VAMPIRES AND I AM SO EFFING SHINY I cannot stress how shiny gold this cover is Like, the ancient Egyptians would look at this cover and say, That s a bit much It was awful Okay, so the book itself isn t bad, really hence my rating of two stars, which Goodreads classifies as it was ok That s what the book is just okay Maybe I would have been 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 most vampires are miserable, and end up killing themselves Explains Armand, who I will continue to picture as Antonio Banderas and you can t stop me How many vampires do you think have the stamina for immortality 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 incorruptibleWhen, 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 of life at any cost That part was pretty cool 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 It s probably time to admit to myself that I have no interest in reading about watching any vampires not created by Joss Whedon Sorry, Ms Rice, but if my vampires must be broody, I at least want them to be funny and charming too or Alexander Skarsgard, because god damn


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    I really enjoyed this book Read it a while ago Thought the film was very good Not sure whether it was as good as the book or not It is very similar to The Picture Of Dorian Grey In both books the main character had a wealth of knowledge and experience They rub shoulders with the , privileged people.Is vampirism real I once watched a documentary video fake news And in the film a lab scientist had a series of clear tanks containing mice Some pregnant mice, some new born mice and another containing an old mouse The hairs on its chin were grey so I guess he was getting old I think mice only live for about two years so this one was probably at least two summers old Anyhow I digress, this gets nasty now The video goes into a time lapse The lab assistant was taking baby mice from the mother and feeding them to the old mouse The video is filmed over a couple of weeks and condensed to a few minutes on the time lapse Now, the old mouse is getting younger Wtf The old mouse, eating the pure clean flesh of new born mice, gets younger His greying chin hair is now a lovely golden brown and he is flitting about his environment like a teenager I don t know whether this video is real or fake Was the mouse swapped with a younger one Who knows If it is fake it is quiteelaborate So I ask again, is vampirism real If it is real then the Race of the Vampire would be far older than humanity That means they would Predate humanity So explains why Vampires predate, as in hunt, feed off, suck the blood of humans So does Predate mean what is says, before Or, hunt, stalk, eat Or are the two meanings the same Was the Tiger here before the deer Was the wolf here before the sheep As humans, with our intellect, we as a race don t really have a predator these days We create things to protect us So are we the top of the food chain Do we, as in all nature, have a predator For every right there is a left and every up there is a down Are we the most intelligent beings on this planet Are there many races Do they hide in the shadows What is folklore compared to mainstream Why is Romania called Rome Mania Legend of Dracuul Vlad the Impaler A madman Was ancient Romania, Visigoths Gothic Named so because it became a Roman outpost Rome occupied Egypt Romany, curses and casting spells The mystics of Egypt did too I am forever playing Devils Advocate, too many questions and not enough answers Let s take the Alfa Romeo car manufacturer I recently learned it is owned by the Vatican Maybe Who knows We all know that the Vatican is a state within a state Like the city of London, where all the oligarchy live Or the District Of Colombia So, the Vatican probably owns the Alfa Romeo car company, secretly it would appear The esoteric world communicate via logos Sigils, symbols, icons etc A picture spells a thousand wordsonly to those who can decipher them Words are only for the masses They are swords.Now let s look at the Alfa Romeo badge I am not going to copy and paste one in for fear of copy right strike One will have to look for themselves however, I can describe it Here goes A circle within a circle The outer circle, enveloping around, spells the words Alfa Romeo To the left of the inner circle is the Red Cross of St George To the right is a dragon On the dragon s head is a Crown A forked tongue protruding from the dragons mouth How absurd.Let s break this down A circle within a circle A wheel within a wheel Hidden Esoteric Occultic.The outer circle contains the word Alfa top, supreme, dominance Also the word Rome It envelopes the inner circle So Rome is top dog.To left of the inner circle is the St George Flag A red cross England Did St George not slay the dragon To the right of the flag is a Dragon.On top of its head is a Crown Royalty What appears to be a forked tongue protruding from its maw If one turns the logo 180 degrees one can clearly see it is not a tongue at allit is a human So the Dragon has a Crown on its head and a human hanging out of its mouth How absurd It s only a company logo right So according to this badge Rome is top dog and there would be no Royalty if not for Holy Roman Empire The Royals are actually dragons Lol And they eat humans, really David Icke must be cringing Lol It is so absurd, it is crazy What is true is that some time ago Prince Charles visited Romania and whilst walking around some Gothic temples with the Romanian leader he turned and said With a chuckle, You do realise ofcourse that I am a direct descendant of Vlad The Impaler Or words to that effect I remember watching it on a mainstream news channel Is Prince Charles the Prince Of Wales I think he is Does the Welsh flag have a Red Dragon on it I believe it does Is Prince Charles a direct descendant of Vlad The Impaler He thinks he is Saxe Coburg Gotha Interesting to know that Windsor is not the real name of the British Royals Romania Rome Egypt Britain Celtic Druids Mysticism The Vatican Royal Bloodlines The elites believe it.Incidentally the Visigoths had a distinctive red shield and a Criss Sword I read some where that the name Rothschild means Red Shield.Coincidence I hope I am not hung drawn and quartered I used to watch Penny Dreadful on TV and really thought it was a great show 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 Hmm 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 Halloween, it is nearFun, dressing up, people are queerCelebrating and partying, reverie in darkness, enticeHollywood, sins, orgies and sacrificeMoloch, possession, and black eyes, such follyMisery, pain, pleasure, and melancholyPerversion, casting couch, a tug of the hairDemons, persuasive, cold crispy airMagicians, black mirrors, visions projectedChild actors, extortion, black mail, not protectedA cabal, a circle, a ring, a brotherhoodPreying on youth, in every neighbourhoodMonsters, bogey men, moonlight, and tearsVampirism, blood thirst, thousands of yearsDruidism, skull and bones, esoteric teachingTechnology, 5G, A net, A web, ever reachingBy Leo


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    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, which I particularly like What is 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 Claudia 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 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 4


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    I first read this book in High School and my sad gothic self immediately fell in love with its beautiful, damaged characters 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 Later in life, I came to realize that Interview is a kind of Catcher In The Rye for goths Louis is turned into a vampire and continues his search for the answers who he is, why he is, what his place is 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.


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    He caminado por las calles de Nueva Orleans como el Segador Maldito y me he alimentado de vida humana para mantener mi propia existencia No soy un mortal, padre soy inmortal y condenado, como los ngeles puestos en el infierno por Dios Soy un vampiro Hac a tiempo que no le a sobre vampiros, y quer a darle una oportunidad a los famosos vampiros de Rice, conocidos por algunos como yo por la ic nica pel cula de Entrevista con el vampiro que lleva el mismo nombre del primer libro de la saga A diferencia de otros libros de vampiros que he le do, ac , la historia est totalmente centrada en los inmortales, se nos presentan tres vampiros que van a formar una especie de familia moderna conviviendo gran parte de la historia, cada vampiro tiene una personalidad muy marcada, tenemos a Louis el protagonista, l es quien nos narrara su vida, su muerte y su inmortalidad.Louis representa la melancol a, la tristeza y autocondenaci n, l se odia a si mismo por ser vampiro, desprecia el tener que matar para sobrevivir, y tiene una b squeda personal de lo sobrenatural y lo tico, existe Dios Existe Sat n Existe el bien Existe el mal Por qu soy inmortal Existe la salvaci n o todos estamos condenados Son preguntas que lo atormentaran toda su existencia Qu significa morir cuando puedes vivir hasta el fin del mundo Y qu es el fin del mundo salvo una frase porque qui n sabe siquiera lo que es el mundo Yo ya he vivido dos siglos, he visto las ilusiones de uno hechas trizas por otro, he sido eternamente joven y eternamente viejo, carente de ilusiones, viviendo de momento a momento de una manera que me hizo imaginar un reloj de plata repiqueteando en el vac o con la superficie pintada, las manecillas delicadamente talladas sin que nadie las mirara, iluminado por una luz que no era luz, como la luz con la que Dios cre al mundo antes de que creara la luz Latiendo, latiendo, latiendo, con la precisi n del reloj, en una habitaci n tan vasta como el universo. En contraparte tenemos a Lestat, opuesto totalmente en personalidad a Louis aparentemente, para l la muerte es un placer, la disfruta, es su pasi n, no se cuestiona demasiado, su tica es m s simple, El mal es un punto de vista me susurr ahora 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 Dios asesina y nosotros tambi n indiscriminadamente El arrasa a ricos y pobres y nosotros hacemos lo mismo porque ninguna criatura es igual a nosotros, ninguna tan parecida a l como nosotros, ngeles oscuros no confiados a los l mites hediondos del infierno sino paseando por Su tierra y todos Sus reinos. Y luego tenemos a Claudia, la artima a de Lestat, que se rob de todas las mujeres taimadas de la historia qu hacer para conservar un hombre en tu vida Respuesta dale un hijo, en este caso una hija, una hija inmortal, eternamente ni a, preciosa pero terrible, para ella la muerte no hay que razonarla o cuestionarla, es solo el simple acto de alimentarse, as como la Mona Lisa, sin risa ni llanto, debo decir que de los vampiros de la historia ella me parece la m s temible si crees que Dios cre a Sat n, debes percatarte de que todo el poder de Sat n proviene de Dios, y que Sat n es simplemente una criatura de Dios, por lo que nosotros tambi n somos criaturas de Dios En realidad, no existen las criaturas de Sat n En general el libro me ha encantado, la pluma de Rice es envidiable para cualquier autor, debate temas profundos, como los ya mencionados el bien y el mal, lo sobrenatural, la existencia de Dios, las conversaciones de Armand y Louis son las m s importantes sobre esto , y el amor, si el amor, siendo ac bastante particular, el amor para los vampiros va m s all de lo f sico, si bien es cierto que se habla mucho de la belleza, para ellos tiene que ver m s con el apego y la convivencia, con la personalidad y con los sentimientos que otros vampiros a veces humanos despiertan en ellos, se ven as de padres, as fraternos, as de parejas, as de camarader a, as de maestro y aprendiz, el amor es libre, sin importar g nero o edad, lo que me lleva a decir que si no tienes una mente abierta quiz s este no sea un libro para ti.Desde luego pienso seguir leyendo sobre estos vampiros filos ficos, e invito a todos a leer a Rice, si les gustan las obras de horror que son m s que solo monstruos , as como Frankenstein de Mary Shelley o El retrato de Dorian Gray de Oscar Wilde, de seguro les gustara la Entrevista con el vampiro de Anne Rice La gente que deja de creer en Dios, o en la bondad, sigue creyendo en el demonio No s por qu No s muy bien por qu El mal siempre es posible Y la bondad es eternamente dif cil


  10. says:

    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 look , we seem to be moving further away from the 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 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 an eternity.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 WARNING don t try this at home this review is not suggesting that a diet of blood will ever do you any favours, nor is it condoning borrowing the blood of people who are not you 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.Flight surprisingly speedy turns of movement being super fast is a handy skill to have if you need to face the pacey modern lifestyle of the 21st century 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 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


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