The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Lestat

Paperback - 1997
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#1 New York Times Bestselling author - Surrender to fiction's greatest creature of the night - Book II of the Vampire Chronicles

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.

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
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 1997
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed
Copyright Date: ©1985
ISBN: 9780345419644
Branch Call Number: HOR RIC
Characteristics: 481 pages ; 24 cm


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CMLibrary_gjd_0 Dec 17, 2015

If you want to know how Lestat became the Vampire Lestat, you'll want to read this follow up to Interview. We learn all about his background before being turned and why he treats his minions as he does. Make sure to read Queen of the Damned right after for the entire tale.

Quimeras Dec 19, 2013

After his role in “Interview with a Vampire”, it is a bit difficult to get used to Lestat as protagonist, especially since he is so melodramatic. In “The Vampire Lestat”, however, I was glad to see the other side of Louis’ tale and I also liked the new vampire characters introduced in this book.

Sep 30, 2013

In the second and, in my opinion, best book in the vampire chronicles (much less of Louis' whining!), we learn that Lestat isn't at all the monster Louis thinks he is... he's a monster all right, but context is everything. We get to visit the 18th century of his youth, meet the loves of his life, follow him on his eternal quest, vicariously enjoy his passions, see his view of his relationship with Louis, and, quite simply, fall in love with him (if you go for the tortured bad boy type). A gorgeous book.

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Sep 30, 2013

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