I’m pretty sure you will know the name of Anne Rice and her famous Vampire Chronicles saga. A few years ago I tried to read it, but when I had three books they changed the edition, I got angry and left it halfway. A few months ago I found the complete collection and I jumped at it!
Today I am talking about the first book in the saga: Interview with the Vampire.
Our protagonist and narrator, Louis de Pointe du Lac, is a vampire who has met with a young human to give him an interview and tell him about his life before and after becoming a creature of the night. He talks about his life in New Orleans, about Lestat, the vampire who turned him into a vampire and how they lived together for a while with the vampire girl Claudia, about how he travels to Europe in search of answers and how his life changes tragically in Paris. Everything to end by returning to the starting point: Lestat.
As I told you at the beginning, it is not the first time that I read this book and, unfortunately, I liked it less in this rereading. It seems to me that the character of Louis is a crybaby, he spends almost 400 pages complaining non-stop and has a tendency to ramble over and over again towards the same existentialist and self-destructive thoughts. By this I mean that it seems to me that there is a lot of straw in the book, too much fro me.
Leaving this aside, I have to admit that I liked the story and that Anne Rice’s vampires are in my opinion the best modern adaptation of such a mythical creature as the vampire.
In summary, I recommend the book and I will continue reading the saga.
Here is the video review of the novel. As always, here I speak more extensively and in depth about the characters and the plot, but it’s only in Spanish.