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Saturday, December 13, 2008

13th day, yeah!?

People who actually read this stuff are very much so appreciated by the Tay and hope you'll stick with me through the rest of the month!

So, remember how in Marked I said that I most likely wouldn't do another hate review? Heh, I was wrong. Sorry, guys. Now, if you are a super Anne Rice fan, then you might not want to read this. Thanks.

~*~Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice~*~

Originality- 8/10
Characters- 12/20
Remembrance- 5/10
Setting- 16/20
Plot- 12/20
Ending- 6/10
Recommend To Read- 3/10
Total- 62/100
Grade- D

(B&C)

Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force–a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses.

Sure, sure. So, it is the confessions of a vampire. So it is "hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic". But I cannot agree that this is a good story. Sure, it isn't flat. There is a plot, there, but it sucks. First of all, I cannot, for the life of me, remember the leads name. Louis? Let's go with that. Second of all, Louis has this freaky lolita thing going for his fledgling Claudia. If you guys don't know how freaky that is, it means that he is in his mid-twenties and he's with a child who is under ten. Imagine Jacob and Renesmee though not quite as innocent... *cringe*. The only good part for me in this book was Lestat. Gosh, I love Lestat. He isn't a bumbling idiotic excuse for a vampire, not one of those cliched ones who tries to deny his nature. He embraces it with open arms actually. He's brutal, sophistacated, and truly a vampire. Louis is just sad. Claudia is just plain nuts. She scares the crap out of me the older she gets. She's one of those "ones" who asks questions and disregards her supposed love for Louis. It's really just stupid. I wish that I had started out with The Vampire Lestat instead of Interview With The Vampire, because I know that Lestat is kick-ass and isn't like Louis. He's cooler. So, if you want to read this series, I suggest The Vampire Lestat because nothing can get worse than this. I realize that maybe this story needed to be told, but I thought that maybe Rice had enough sense to realize that this certainly isn't a good opener to a series. Even if it's a cult-classic, it sucks.

Hearts&Circles,
Tay-Toe

2 comments:

TruBlu93 said...

mid-twenties and under ten? isn't that enough to put him in jail? eww.

=)
TruBlu

Amanda said...

^ My point exactly.
I say this book review is *cringe* worthy because of the chi-mo