The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice {Book Review}

As I continue with The Vampire Chronicles series by Anne Rice, I still believe that no one can write vampire books as magnificently as she did.

She knew how to portray them as they should be: vicious, deadly, even real on some level.

Let’s just that I wouldn’t want to cross paths with any of these characters, had they been real, because they are truly terrifying in their nature.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge Criteria: Historical Fiction
Originally published: 1985

Pages: 599
Format: Paperback


Once, Lestat was an aristocrat as France was heading into pre-revolution ages.

Kidnapped and turned into a vampire, Lestat tells his story about his century long searches for his own kind, trying to find answers about his eternal existence.

He doesn’t want to live in the shadows as his kind does and becomes a rockstar in the 1980s.

He tells his story from the early days and how his torment shapes his views and actions.


Once again, this book kept me on the edge of my seat.

It contains a lot of information, detailed descriptions of scenes, travels and many dialogues.

We get to see Lestat’s story, from his point of view, and decide how to feel about him and his torments. While we see a side of him in Interview with a Vampire, told by Louis, but in this book you have insight into Lestat’s mind and how he perceives his existence.

Lestat is the anti-hero vampire and you can’t help to admire him. Yes, he is arrogant but he is also so passionate. He’s the complete opposite of Louis, who is whiny and pretty much useless to himself and those around him. Lestat is a powerful being, and that in turn attracts others to him.

The book posed the question to me, can something evil love? Do they deserve that love in return?
His struggles with good and evil within himself are clear, and he continues to be the monster of his own life. The existential struggles he feels are scattered throughout the book.

The settings in the book and the writing is amazing, and the amount of historical research that has gone into writing the book is commendable.

The secondary characters in the book were entertaining and it was good to get more explanations about new and old characters, and their backstories.


The book is a balance of simple and complexity, and with its length, there’s no shortage of details into Lestat’s life, struggles and indecisions.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.08 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice
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