Review: Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½ ☆
Date read: July, 2001
Read count: 2

In my defense, I read this book when I was young, long before I had a chance to sample any book from the vampire sub-genre or any other otherworldly creature sub-genre, and Rice’s prose really impressed my impressionable, open-to-new-experiences mind. The star rating still stands, even though I think it should more like 3. The descriptive, decadent prose and varying dark tones of the book coupled with all that vampire/alternate history captured my attention and held it for a long time.

It wasn’t until I got to the fourth book that I realized… these books… aren’t that good… at all. They’re alluring and an experience in self-indulging escapism, though they rely too much on decadence to move the story forward. They’re like a rich dessert you can only eat so much before that nauseous feeling set in.

Original review can be found here.

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The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½ ☆
Date read: June, 2001
Read count: 1

The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3)
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½ ☆
Date read: July, 2001
Read count: 1

The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles, #4)
Rating: ★ ½ ☆ ☆ ☆
Date read: August, 2001
Read count: 1

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