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Interview with the Vampire 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 powerurce annerice Oh God, I m going to have to do this Oh well, here I go Hmm he looks a bit fierce Bless me, Father, for I have sinned Silence erm now what am I supposed to say oh yes I confess to God almighty, to blessed Mary, ever Virgin, to all the Saints, and to you Father, that I have sinned very much in thought, word, deed and omission, by my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault Especially since my last confession which was approximately 23 years and several months ago Er Hmm I Oh God, I m going to have to do this Oh well, here I go Hmm he looks a bit fierce Bless me, Father, for I have sinned Silence erm now what am I supposed to say oh yes I confess to God almighty, to blessed Mary, ever Virgin, to all the Saints, and to you Father, that I have sinned very much in thought, word, deed and omission, by my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault Especially since my last confession which was approximately 23 years and several months ago Er Hmm I accuse myself of the following sins Go on my son Okay, here goes In the last 23 years I have read 64 true crime books, you know, those sleazy penny dreadfuls about serial killers and all of that, and I have read umpteen books about pop music, but I have not read any Tolstoy, Toni Morrison or Balzac, no Stendahl, no Kafka no Thomas Pynchon zero Proust are you getting the drift here Good Christ, thinks the priest, it s one of those I wouldn t have thought it to look at the fellow But he s one all right No Toni Morrison, are you sure my son None at all, father I even read Interview with the Vampire, but I didn t read Beloved or the Song of Solomon or Gilead or Middlemarch or The Magic Mountain or any of that stuff Yet you know the titles Oh yes, I know the titles, father That s all I know Just the titles Go on then Well also I think Michael Haneke movies are dull and repetitive And 2666 is dreadful and I d rather throw myself off a cliff than sit through anything by Eisenstein, Godard or Fellini And I realise throwing yourself off a cliff is another sin Well you re right about that You d better come clean about the rest of it too, I suppose Right Yes Well Silence This is quite difficult, father Okay I never listened to Radiohead The priest is visibly shocked You never listened to Radiohead The world s greatest band whose OK Computer is poised to wrest the title of all time best rock album from the dead hands of the shibboleths of the sixties for ever Yes Father, that Radiohead You never even heard them At all No Father For these and all my other sins that I cannot now remember, I am truly sorry, firmly resolve not to sin again and humbly ask pardon of God, and of you, Father, counsel, penance and absolution Well, I ve heard some things, as you do, when you re a priest, I can tell you But this Well, at the very least, you must read three Toni Morrisons, go and buy AND listen to OK Computer AND Kid A, and buy AND view the boxed set of Werner Herzog which is onfor a reasonable price And don t leave it another 23 years again O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins, because of Your just punishments, I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin noand to avoid the near occasion of sin Out you go then, skedaddle Whew, that was awful But it had to be done Fancy mentioning Interview with the Vampire I could have said something else, like Jack Kerouac, that s bad enough Oh the shame Well, he s probably heard worse Oh well Hmm, Radiohead can t be that bad, can they 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 theimportant 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 relatabl 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 theimportant 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 Excellent, now that our obligatory Twilight reference is out of the way, we can get on with the review We ve come a long way from the original publication of Interview With a Vampire Previous to this novel, a story about Vampires was generally a horror novel and nobody expected Vampires to turn out to be the good guys Now they are almost guaranteed to be, at the most, misunderstood.Like our current generation of teenagersAs far as I can see in my research, this seems to be the place where Vampire Empathizing began or at least was made popular I wanted to know if The Lost Boys, Blade, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Anita Blake, Vampire Diaries, Twilight et al owe their existence to Interview With A Vampire and if they ve done it justice.Well, I ve been searching for a Vampire novel or movie that is as much of a pop culture icon, that displays tenets of Vampire Empathizing and which predates Interview With a Vampire but so far my search hasn t revealed much.As for how this novels stands up to the wealth of vampire media that followed it Well, in some aspects I think it is a vast improvement The idea of Vampires being the dark seducer isn t new and using them to represent repressed sexuality has become stock standard However this book deals with those two themes in a very different way The dark seducer, Lestat, and the repressed sexual being, Claudia, both destroy Louis in vastly different ways and it s a nice, depressing change from the usual state of affairs.But still, on its own, it s not a fantastic book It may have popularized Vampire Empathizing, but it s probably also responsible for a lot of terrible gothic poetry.And in case you re wondering if the movie is better than the book In this instance, yes Though I can t say whyI m not sure what the movie has that the book doesn tOr what makes the movieintriguingBut it sure is SOMETHING People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil I don t know why No, I do indeed know why Evil is always possible And goodness is eternally difficultIt s been ages I first saw the movie but I still remember how much I enjoyed it How sorry I felt for Louis when he told his story and how much I loved Lestat for being the evil manipulator that he is lol By now I even have Interview with the Vampire on DVD and every once in a while I re watch it andPeople who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil I don t know why No, I do indeed know why Evil is always possible And goodness is eternally difficultIt s been ages I first saw the movie but I still remember how much I enjoyed it How sorry I felt for Louis when he told his story and how much I loved Lestat for being the evil manipulator that he is lol By now I even have Interview with the Vampire on DVD and every once in a while I re watch it and glory in the amazingness of this film They did a great job with the film adaption, that s for sure, but to be entirely honest Anne Rice did an even greater job writing the book XDI d like to meet the devil some night, he said once with a malignant smile I d chase him from here to the wilds of the Pacific I am the devil I don t know why it took me so many years to read this, especially because I already read Queen of the Damned and The Vampire Armand and loved them both, but sometimes it just takes a little longer until the inevitable happens and as it seems to read Interview with the Vampire was one of those special cases So what can I say about this book that hasn t been said already I loved Louis He ll always have a special place in my heart because he s the embodiment of the fight of good against evil No matter which vampire you encounter throughout the course of this book, they all lost their humanity, their compassion for their victims and their sense of justiceI saw you in the theatre, your suffering, your sympathy with that girl I saw your sympathy for Denis when I offered him to you you die when you kill, as if you feel that you deserve to die, and you stint on nothing But why, with this passion and this sense of justice, do you wish to call yourself the child of Satan Louis Nope, never He d been turned into a vampire decades and centuries ago, but he still managed to preserve his humanity and to some degree even his innocence He has to drink blood in order to stay alive but he certainly doesn t enjoy it In fact he condemns himself for being too weak to go without it, he despises the weakness of his nature and he most definitely loathes the creature that lives within him In short I m pretty certain he s the worst vampire ever lolHe loves you He loves you He would have you, and he would not have me stand in the way And because of this he attacks Claudia and makes her a vampire in the end Well, actually Lestat turns her but those are just semantics P Maybe it was her innocence that drew him, maybe it was her young blood, her strong will to survive but whatever it was, it caused him to drink from a child and Lestat in his endless cruelty and cunning persuaded him to kill her only to take it from there and to make her a vampire insteadMonsters To give me immortality in this hopeless guise, this helpless form Oh, how I felt with Claudia Just imagine being imprisoned in a body that is so young and frail I mean in the book she s only five when she s turned and her mind grows but her body never changes A 65 year old woman, living an eternal life in the body of a five year old How cruel, how horrible this existence must have been Alone to feel sexual desire but never to act on it, to be trapped in a body that isn t made for anything of it Poor Claudia It s no surprise she despised them both for it Lestat she hated with a passion, but Louis How could she hate him She was torn because she loved him but also detested him for what he had done For how he treated her As a child even though she was already a grown up womanFor you see, I said to her in that same calm voice, what died tonight in this room was not that woman It will take her many nights to die, perhaps years What has died in this room tonight is the last vestige in me of what was human And so the story unfolds and the repercussions their actions entail eventually catch up on them sighs By the end of the book I actually felt sorry for all of them Not only Louis and Claudia but also Lestat and Armand It made me sad to see what happened to them and I m really sorry that Armand and Louis never got a chance to work outI want you I want youthan anything in the world They had such a great chemistry, but the price to be together was just too high To destroy the one thing Louis loved the most sort of destroyed Louis as well So basically everything Armand loved about him was snuffed out the moment he set things into motion The irony isn t lost on me Conclusion I really enjoyed reading Interview with the Vampire Sometimes it felt like watching the movie and at other times I appreciated the additional info that always seems to get lost in film adaptions, no matter how decent they are lol Some things you can only glean when you read the book and for me this alone was enough reason to give it a try XDP.S I think I ll have another movie date with Louis, Lestat and Armand tonight PDid anyone say vampires are out Nope, they are definitely not, because this little gem existed way before Twilight was even a thought PI wanted to read this ever since my young and innocent me watched Interview with the Vampire on TV That rhyme wasn t intended I swear lol Well, anyway I always loved the movie A sexy and broody Brad Pitt, a wicked and cunning Tom Cruise, what s not to love XD Plus they are so beautiful that it hurts 3 coughs Okay, back on track I saw this at the library, I snatched it from the shelf, I giggled gleefully and rather maliciously and now I m going to read it End of the story Let s hope it s a good one fingers crossed XD 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.Seduct 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

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