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The Vampire Lestat Epub  606 pages Download ✓ Anne rice ☆ Lestat de Lioncourt Er ist schön wie ein gefallener Engel und wenn er lacht bersten die Spiegel doch seine Tränen sind bitter und sein Lebenselixier ist – Blut Ruhelos durchstreift der Gentleman Vampir die Welt bis er schließlich in New OrleanSchließlich in New Orleans in einen todesgleichen Schlaf fällt aus dem er erst in unserer Zeit wieder erwacht I was raised by an unapologetic bookworm with rather eclectic tastes and whether its nature or nurture I eventually turned into one of those myself During my formative years if I dared to say I was bored to my mother she would simply throw a book at me and say “Read You won’t be bored any” It was very good advice that I keep to this day you will never catch me without a book in my purse But the thing about my mother is that most of her library was not childrenteenager appropriate and she does not believe in censorship so I read an awful lot of very adult books very young I think that I picked up my first Anne Rice when I was about nine years oldI have read many vampires stories since – some really good and some really bad – and Lestat remains to this day my all time favorite vampireGranted there was a lot of stuff I missed when I read “The Vampire Lestat” the first time because well I was nine But rereading it as an adult made me appreciate it so much First off the amount of historical research that went into creating this book is staggering Say what you will about Anne Rice as a person she sounds rather insufferable but the woman does her homework and weaves an amazing complex and intricate story that bounces through the Âge des Lumières France Roman Empire Egypt colonial era New Orelans and modern day California I am a sucker for history so when a historical setting is as vivid as Ms Rice makes them I find myself utterly fascinatedOf course the character of Lestat is what truly makes this book wonderful he’s a brat with an greedy curiosity and a devil may care attitude that he takes a bit too literally “If I was a damned thing then let the son of a bitch come for me” This was my first encounter with a villain who is not really a villain because he’s a bad person and it might just be where my weakness for bad guys comes from The things about Lestat is that while he can be an absolute monster he’s also a tortured being who wrestles with a strangely twisted conscience strong feelings and an insatiable need to be loved When you read “Interview with the Vampire” he seems like a selfish pompous jerk; but his background so wonderfully detailed in “Vampire Lestat” shows him for what he used to be as a mortal and how the sorrows of his younger days are still a burden he carries within him and tries his best to camouflage by acting like a rock star – ages before such a thing even existed He is a complex herovillain who throws it all in your face with charm and panache – and that is just irresistibleI am glad to see I am not the only one who like this book better than “Interview” Louis is super whiny and kind of a drama ueen as where Lestat just rocks The supporting characters are really well fleshed out the relationship with his mother Gabrielle is wonderful if somewhat disturbing The introduction of Marius who is my second favorite of the Rice vampires is also a huge plus His story is fascinating and his voice is just as delightful as Lestat’s albeit less bratty And of course he tells us the massively awesome story of “Those Who Must Be Kept” This sort of elaborate mythology that blends history with supernatural elements never ceases to fascinate me and it is beautifully toldI find that the writing also as a sensuality for lack of a better word – I don’t think it’s erotic but it’s definitely lush with feels that “Interview” lacked There is darkness but also a humour and poetry to the language that makes it very uniue and sumptuous The philosophical musings about immortality religion love and art were a bit nebulous to me when I was young; it made the re read very fresh because I understood the motivations and struggles of the characters a lot adding a new depth to the storyTo me Anne Rice remains a guilty pleasure kind of read but if you have never read any of her books before I’d recommend “Vampire Lestat” as a good place to start

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Lestat de Lioncourt Er ist schön wie ein gefallener Engel und wenn er lacht bersten die Spiegel doch seine Tr? Dear Anne RiceNOT WORTHYSigned All Fictional Vampires Who Are Not LestatThis was a re read for me but in all honesty I don't think I was ready for this book the first time I read it Or at least I didn't appreciate it for the sheer masterpiece of storytelling that it is and it's not just the mood and the world and the mythology and the fast moving plot than anything it's the characters Lestat of course Rice's 'brat prince' arrogant and compassionate and impossible all at the same time he'd be enough to carry any book imo but the secondary characters are just as layered and bewitching probably because we see them through Lestat's eyes Nicki and his endless internal darkness; Armand who manages to be both tragic and terrifying; Gabrielle who seems like a force of nature; and even Louis the whiny unreliable narrator from Interview comes off as beautiful and mysterious the star crossed love of Lestat's afterlife I swooned through the last chapterI didn't care for the places Rice took this series after ueen of the Damned but for me Lestat continues to define the vampire as anti hero genre No other blood sucker comes close

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The Vampire Lestat?nen sind bitter und sein Lebenselixier ist – Blut Ruhelos durchstreift der Gentleman Vampir die Welt bis er The year is 1984 and Lestat is the famous lead singer of the group The Vampire Lestat He stumbles upon a simple little book Interview with the Vampire starring Louis his ersatz lover of sorts because vampires don't exactly have lovers the same way humans do So Lestat sets the record straight and tells the tale of his life as a vampireWhen people say this is better than Interview with the Vampire they are not kidding This book is light years better than Interview I almost wish this book never ended it was so good I already have book 3 lined up to read and normally I would give myself a break just so I didn't burn outWhat makes The Vampire Lestat so good? Just about everything from characters to setting to writing to mythos About the only thing I can critiue is that at one point not long after Gabrielle is turned and we meet Armand the story kinda stalls and gets a bit dull Oh and when Marius is telling his story I kinda got confused and thought we went back to Lestat's POV But honestly those are nitpicks I enjoyed myself thoroughly with this bookLestat is a WAY better protagonist than Louis He's not so whiny so pathetic so useless He's a master of his own life sure he contemplates whether he is evil and tends to choose victims who are evil those women Louis says Lestat seduces? They are prostitutes that cheat sailors and probably kill them He is a passionate being he cares enormously for Nikola and Louis some of the sweetest interactions in the book and his mother though his love for her gets a bit creepy in the I don't think we should be kissing our MOM this way He is a curious being he searches all over the Mediterranean for Marius and the source of answers He is a powerful being his powers attract the attention of Armand and Marius and when others can't stand being a vampire he is able to press onThe rest of the cast is beautifully done as well Gabrielle Nikola Marius Armand and even Louis all get dimension They are real people with real desires Gabrielle to be set loose to live alone Nikola to balance his wicked pursuit of the theater with his religious beliefs And so on And so forthThe story was engaging and exciting I was enthralled with the depths of the mythos a perfect balance of complex and yet simple not a list of rules sloppily tacked together when the author needs to add a new challenge to her characters but actual rules that make sense in the world and seem to originate naturally from the circumstances And the addition of Akasha and her brother I can't tell you how deliciously creeped out I was I loved itAt this point I'm just gushing Honestly I really loved this book and am SO GLAD I didn't give up on this series If you like your vampires wicked and blood thirsty you definitely need to check out this series