The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Lestat

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 481 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 32.51mm | 272g
  • Ballantine Books Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0345313860
  • 9780345313867
  • 86,542

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Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.
"Frightening, sensual."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
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"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
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About Anne Rice

Anne Rice is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.
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Rating details

166,697 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 39% (64,516)
4 36% (59,950)
3 20% (33,379)
2 4% (7,211)
1 1% (1,641)

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This is my MOST FAVORITE BOOK of all times since now. I read it maybe million times, I memorized my favorite scenes. What else I could say? It is my Bible. My biggest treasure in my library, my gold, my life. As all Anne Rice books- this made me shiver from interest to know what will be in next sentence. You all can imagine how scared I was when my enemy wanted to flush it in toilet next day I got it from shop. I was terrified! Now I save this book like my eyes. Maybe family thinks I'm crazy, but I cannot help myself if I fell in love with all characters in this book. Of course Lestat is only one that I love with ALL my heart. But Nicki has also my all love. In any cases- that is book worth Nobel price.show more
by Dorian Jandreau
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