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Interview with the Vampire

(Book #1 in the The Vampire Chronicles Series)

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The spellbinding classic that started it all, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author--the inspiration for the hit television series "A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Rice... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The doorway to a beloved series

All vampire lovers, children of the night and Gothic dreamers, this is a series you will love and wish you were living in it.

Not the cover I ordered

Unfortunately not the version with the cover I ordered :((



Very good read

Very entertaining read. Beautiful vocabulary. Definitely recommend picking up a copy.

Spellboundingly Amazing!

I was happily surprised by how philosophical this book was. The depth of thought and the higher learning vocab made this a delicious read!

Interview with the Vampire

Great book to kick off this series.

My new favorite author..

Anne Rice has a way with words. I felt as if I had escaped this world and ended up sitting in the chair across from Louie as he told his story. From her description of New Orleans to the streets of Paris all the way to Armand's Theatre of Vampires, I found myself enthralled amongst the midst of it all! The movie was great but the book is 10x greater and I have just ordered the next two books in the vampire chronicles and intend on reading every single one of her books!

Beautifully Written: Engrossing...

Anne Rice's novel, Interview With the Vampire, completely catapulted me in that time, the moment. Louis's--a young French planter in the 17 hundreds--portrayal of his life as a vampire, and the people he interacts with, almost makes you believe in anything, even the existence of vampires. His chronicles of his life as a mortal and immortal, his time with his maker-Lestat-and lover, Claudia to a young "boy," the interviewer, seduces you with it's sad timbre and eloquent speech. Rice is able to transport you from 21st century to 18th century France and beyond. Her knowledge of history and art weaves into her poetry-like writing that takes you in by storm. Her descriptions of the places and faces are incredible. She doesn't just tell you directly but you know what she's saying. It's one of the most beautifully written novels I've ever read! I couldn't GET ENOUGH, it's that good. It's one of the best vampire novels out there. She not only knows how to write but she tells an amazing story; it's as if she wrote the book in just one sitting. It's incredible considering the fact it's over 20 years old and it's still a constant favorite; it has a huge following. There's no other way to explain other than that you MUST READ this; everyone should Interview With the Vampire. It's an absolute timeless cult classic

A good translation!

This book, and the rest of the books that have to date been translated into French in the vampire series up to Tale of the Body Thief, are good translations. Be warned, however, that if you are using this book to help bolster your French, that the translator did take certain liberties, and sometimes things don't quite match up to the original English version. If you are using this book to help your French, I'd recommend you pass Entretien avec un vampire up, and instead purchase Lestat le vampire, if you can find it: the translation with Lestat seemed more consistent. If you're reading Entretien for pleasure, it's good as it is, and stands on its own.


After refraining from watching the movie for four years, I finally broke down and rented it. And to my pleasant surprise found it to be visually beautiful and tragic. Next, I became extremely curious about the book. I rushed out at midnight to purchase it and found myself totally captivated. The book is Mesmerizing, Passionate, Sensual and Tragic - or in a word - Wonderful. The story unfolds on a profoundly different level than the film. I couldn't put it down. I even read it at work. I must admit that Rice can stray and get winded at times - but she always returns to the souls of the characters - drawing the reader deeper into their experience. Also, the homo-eroticism and child seduction are present but that doesn't take anything away from the story. Instead, it adds more layers and depth to multi-dimensional characters. I will never look at vampires the same again. Next is The Vampire Lestat. I MUST find out how he got that way.

I like these kind of books, it's about Vampire Lestad

I wanted to know more about Anne Rice Vampires books.Lestad the vampire,but I like to read them in spanish ,that's my original language. Mildred Santana

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