here, but did not manage to review The Vampire Lestat due to hectic times during the holidays). Now, I am currently listening to The Queen of the Damned. I had to go out of order because my library didn't have Queen on audio.
It has been at least 15 years since I first read The Tale of the Body Thief. It is amazing to me how much a person can forget about what happens in a book after all those years. That's why re-reads are never a waste of time...in my opinion! One thing I will say up front is that I did not remember the book being so funny. I don't know if Rice intended this or if it is just my more mature sense of humor or even if it was just the way the audio book reader said certain things, but there were times as I was listening that I actually laughed out loud. Anyone that reads my blog or knows me, knows that I love the vampire Lestat. He is probably one of the most entertaining characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading. In this book, what happens to him at times borders on the hilarious. It is a total "fish out of water" tale and Lestat plays the part well. I can't say too much without giving away the plot. Suffice it to say that although Queen of the Damned is my favorite Anne Rice book, I have to say that this one is probably a close second. It hones in on the plight of Lestat and his torment and really gives him a heart and soul in the eyes of the reader. I think even Lestat learns some lessons in this book (if that's possible for him) and one of them is to be careful what you wish for. Whether you're a fan of Anne Rice or not, this one is definitely worth a read...or two...or three!
Lestat, the vampire-hero, enchanter and seducer of mortals, speaks in the new book in the bestselling Vampire Chronicles that began with Interview with the Vampire and continued with The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned. For centuries Lestat has been a courted prince in the dark universe of the living dead. But now he is alone, and everything he has come to believe in is called into question. Soon he will embark on the most dangerous enterprise he has ever undertaken.
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