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Prince Lestat
Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles | Anne Rice
A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling returnFrom Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology--a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller."What can we do but reach for the embrace that must nowcontain both heaven and hell: our doom again and again andagain" --fromThe Vampire LestatRice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night, invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans, in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of the Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductiveQueen of the Damned("mesmerizing" --San Francisco Chronicle), a long-awaited novel that picks up whereThe Vampire Lestat("brilliantits undead characters are utterly alive" --New York Times) left off more than a quarter of a century ago to create an extraordinary new world of spirits and forces--the characters, legend, and lore of all the Vampire Chronicles.The novel opens with the vampire world in crisisvampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha inThe Queen of the DamnedOld vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th-century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures-come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and whyAnd, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat
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WJCintron
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RIP Anne Rice 💔 😭
She died yesterday. One of my favorite authors! My young adult years! My heart is BROKEN!! She didn't get to see the series on TV. This is SO SO SAD! She worked SO HARD for it!! Blessings and strength to all and her son. 🙏

DarkMina The Vampire Chronicles is one of my favorite series. I read the first four books several times when I was a teen. Lestat is one of my favorite book characters. So sad that she passed! 🥲 (edited) 1mo
WJCintron @DarkMina It feels horrible! It's such a HUGE loss. Only you guys understand how hard it is when you loss someone you've admire for so long. Vampires and witches are never gonna be the same. 💔 Sending hugs!
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Branwen I have been heartbroken all day over this 😔💔 Her words have meant so much to so many of us! 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m just beyond sad … 1mo
WJCintron @Branwen Same here. HUGS! 1mo
WJCintron @BarbaraTheBibliophage 💔 😭 A strong hug! Unmeasurable loss. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @WJCintron Sending hugs to you as well. 🦇 1mo
Branwen @WJCintron Sending hugs to you too, friend! 💔 1mo
Gissy 😢💔 1mo
WJCintron @Gissy 💔 Un abrazo fuerte!! 1mo
Gissy @WJCintron Gracias! Igual para ti❤️ (edited) 1mo
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Branwen
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Set up a little mini Anne Rice display today at work. 💔📖 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy

Ruthiella Nice work. 👍❤️ 1mo
TrishB ♥️♥️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen Very nice ! Rice was special! 1mo
WJCintron ❤ 💔 🙏 1mo
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Ast_Arslan
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It cannot be true.
I'm devasted.

R.I.P. Anne 🪦

reading_rainbow I am so sad 1mo
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AnansiGirl
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xicanti
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PRINCE LESTAT has such a low Litsy rating that I went in with tons of trepidation and was all the more delighted when I loved the hell out of it. Rice takes a series of deep dives into characters who floated along the periphery of the main cast‘s stories. Many of them never even got names before. Now we know who they are, what they want, and how they react to this current crisis. It‘s exactly my jam. I‘m so glad I read it ahead of schedule.

Angeles I always take book ratings with a grain of salt, because I often find I disagree with the majority opinion about lots of books. I have come to believe that when a lot of people post they love/hate a particular book, most folks who disagree feel they should not post their opinion. 2mo
xicanti @Angeles when a book‘s part of a long-running series, though, I‘ve gotta assume the people who pick it up have some investment in and fondness for the material. That gives their opinion a bit more weight with me, especially since I‘ve had a few disappointments of my own with Rice‘s work. 2mo
Angeles That is true, I had not thought about it 2mo
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xicanti
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I planned to leave PRINCE LESTAT on La TBR until I finished my slow-ass Vampire Chronicles reread, but I‘m in the mood for some Anne Rice I‘ve never read before, and hey, I‘ve got an obvious craving-buster on hand. And I mean, if I still remember THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF super well sixteen years after I last read it, it‘s not like I‘ve gotta worry about feeling lost.

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xicanti
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I‘m gonna post a book (or series) from my TBR every day until I‘ve shared the lot. No descriptions. No explanations. Just a whole bunch of books I haven‘t read yet.

This is Day 26.

#LaTBRrevealed

mcctrish I was obsessed with Anne Rice once upon a time (edited) 11mo
xicanti @mcctrish her early books are among my favourites. 11mo
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The Vampire Chronicles is one of my favorite series. I read the first four books several times. It pains me to say this, but this book was disappointing. It was slow and didn‘t live up to the great storytelling of this series. I only stuck it out because I love the series and was hoping it would get better. ⭐️⭐️
#annerice #vampirechronicles

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I discovered this series in high school and fell in love. Rice stayed an auto buy author for me for years, even after her later books became less enjoyable. I was curious about revisiting Lestat and crew but after only a few pages I really wished I had stayed far away with my fond memories. Poorly written and pretty much nothing happens for most of the book except for too many minor characters reverentially referencing past books and navel gazing.

LeslieO Sad to hear. I loved the first two books. And The Witching Hour. 2y
AshleyHoss820 Aw, man. This is also one of my favorite series. I‘ll still read it, but it‘s good to know I shouldn‘t have my hopes to high! 😊 2y
Jas16 @AshleyHoss820 I really hope that you end up liking it more than I did. 2y
AshleyHoss820 @Jas16 We will see!! 😄😄😄 2y
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It's been a good dozen years or so since I plowed through the original Vampire Chronicles, so it was kind of fun to revisit Anne Rice. I'd forgotten that she writes in vignettes with every subsection focusing on a separate entity none of which seem related at first but are pulled together later. Interweaving those individual character stories is what makes it interesting, and I was more than happy to see Lestat again.

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SouthernBell
Pickpick

It was so refreshing to see a softer side of the Notorious vampire ! I felt so bad for the Voice towards the end.

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October mood...

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JTRobertson
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I've been a fan of the Vampire Chronicles since I was 15 or so. I wasn't very excited for a continuation after Blood Canticle, honestly. It wasn't the greatest ending, but it was an ending. This book felt like another ending, but in a less satisfying package. It just felt like a pale shadow of the stories that came before. The plot was okay. I dislike the way characters were handled or just left out. Some of the new characters seemed pointless

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Another #Goodreads #KindleDailyDeal that I couldn't resist.

Magpiegem I still remember getting this from the library age... 12 I think... So much of it must have gone over my head but I loved it. It‘s still the book that makes me think of my liberation to the adult section of the library. 😊 3y
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The great library purge of 2018 is underway! I‘m not sure how it‘ll work besides locals picking up any they want, but I DO want to host a #Litsy #giveaway of a signed 1st ed of Prince Lestat: details in comments. Folks who do these things all the time, hit me with the hashtags I should use/accounts I should tag? The winner will be chosen June 18/book mailed by July 1 (moving makes deadlines easy!) http://www.librarything.com/catalog/kir_culls

kgriffith Oh right, how to enter! Comment here and tag a book you bailed on despite being excited to read it/it being popular. (A couple of friends and I decided to book club this one and two of us Nancy P‘ed it HARD. The other suffered through but regretted it 😂) (edited) 4y
kgriffith I should add that the Robin Hobb titles are only going because if I decide to reread them, which I may, I‘ll get them electronically. They‘re great! 4y
BarbaraBB Cool giveaway, Kirsten! You should tag #litsyhappenings for maximum exposure😀! A book I bailed on and was the reason I never read a book by Gaiman ever since, is (edited) 4y
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kamoorephoto Oh Prince Lestat is one I keep looking for as a secondhand book and can NOT find!!!!! One book that I started and didn‘t finish was (so far) ‘The Power‘. Deciding whether to go back to it and try again! (edited) 4y
kgriffith @BarbaraBB ah yes, @LitsyHappenings will get the word out for sure 😊 I‘m sad that Good Omens didn‘t work for you! Have you enjoyed other Pratchett? I find that his Discworld series is more to my liking than the other Gaimans I‘ve read. 4y
kgriffith @kamoorephoto I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts if you do; I passed on The Power due to an honest review from someone who knows my literary tastes and what matters to me around minority representation, but not everyone has such honed wants from their pleasure reading! 4y
kamoorephoto @kgriffith I even gave my copy away 😹 so we‘ll see... 4y
LitsyHappenings Sorry we weren't able to repost in time for you -- we're working on getting help so we can stay better on top of these! 4y
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All the books on my "to-be-read" list in no particular order. I also have 3 on the go.

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C.Perone
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Been on my TBR since it came out 😕

#IAmSweetMarch #PrinceInTitle

GripLitGrl Great book👍❤ 4y
C.Perone @GripLitGrl Good to know! Thx 😊 4y
TommieMarie74 Me too. I love the original series but still haven‘t gotten this one read. I need to get reading!! 😍 4y
C.Perone @TommieMarie74 Me too! Lol except I‘m reading as fast as I can and the piles still keep growing and burying all the great reads with more great reads😱😄 4y
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FantasyChick
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Let's see how this works: I had nothing for this prompt...but I DO have vampires....
Lestat would still have been in the early-ish of his immortal years during the #regency era. Can you imagine Mrs. Bennett trying to set up one of her daughter's with him? Actually....I could get into that...screw zombies....Pride & Prejudice & Vampires...I'd read it!
How's that for loosely interpreted prompt? 😂😂😂
#150PnPCoverParty
@CrowCAH @LeahBergen

CrowCAH Love it! I could see P&P&Vampires! 4y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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I‘ve been so busy with my new job I haven‘t thought to post lately, however I am still doing audiobooks every chance I get. I‘ve revisited some that i have already done, Prince Lestatt, A Man called, Ove, You, a new one that is not listed here Commune by Joshua Gayou, which was recommended by RC Bray on FB, he narrated it. It was amazing, great characters! Billy being my favorite, RC‘s portrayal of him was by far my favorite acting/ reading of his

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AnansiGirl
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Reuniting with long lost fictional characters. Decades ago I devoured everything written by Anne Rice until either Memnoch the Devil or Servant of the Bones. Burned out I stopped reading any of her books. With a renewed interest I spontaneously bought Prince Lestat and 2-ish hours later I can not put this book down.

TricksyTails Same! I need to get back into her books again. She was one of my faves! 4y
AnansiGirl @TricksyTails I‘ll be attempting re-reading of her books here and there,plus those I hadn‘t read yet among the pile of books I‘ve been stacking up on. What was her last book you had read? (edited) 4y
TricksyTails I actually started a reread of her books a couple of years ago and fell off the wagon when I got to the Beauty series. Just life got in the way. Originally, I think I stopped reading her books right before Christ the Lord. Oh. I also tried Wolf Gift when it came out but couldn‘t get into it. Are you picking books randomly for your reread? 4y
AnansiGirl @TricksyTails I‘m thinking of beginning with the three early Vampire Chronicles books in order, then maybe randomly picking through her other books. 4y
TricksyTails Her Vampire Chronicles are her best! 4y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Finished this last night. Felt like it took forever to read. I love Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, but this one just didn't do it for me. It felt like she had all these minor characters, even less than minor characters, so she threw them in with the big dogs and wrote a book. Because the chapters are broken down into different characters it feels chopped up. I had a hard time keeping my attention. (Continued in comments)

OrangeMooseReads I would finally get interested and the chapter would end and it would go to a different character and be written in a different tense. The Lestat chapters were first person, the other chapters were second and third, it got annoying. Not only did it feel like she was just dragging out minor character she apparently got tired of old major characters. This installment of the VC was just so-so for me. Perhaps the next one makes up for it. (edited) 4y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Never fails I get about 50 pages from the end of a book and I want to ignore it. Perhaps it's my subconscious not wanting it to end?

Seekingtardis I do this toooo!! All the time! Then I'm mad at myself for not finishing it. Then I'm mad because it's over!! 😂😡😭😂 4y
OrangeMooseReads @Seekingtardis @LibrarianJen I'm glad I'm not the only one 😂 4y
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OrangeMooseReads
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1. Pinterest or attempting a project from Pinterest
2. 🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮 (taco in case that wasn't clear)
3. 20,000 ft in the sky ✈️ on land I don't know, not high
4. 🍝 The Man Cub loves it, I would rather have something else.
5. Harry Potter series, The Catcher in the Rye, The Vampire Chronicles 📚
@jess.how #friYAYintro

Mimi28 I forgot about being on an airplane. I was trying to be clever by saying roller coaster 😂 4y
OrangeMooseReads @Mimi28 I didn't think of roller coaster lol 4y
Mimi28 Lol 😂 😎 4y
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OrangeMooseReads
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I can get coffee and food at a cafe
Character gets to do and be more
Some emotion is better than none
I'm a history nerd 🤓
Some times I need to know something about the book.
@Kalalalatja #bookishwouldyourather

AndreaReads Hahahaha! These were my same answers! Great minds and all... 4y
OrangeMooseReads @AndreaReads 😂👍🏽 yes great minds 4y
Kalalalatja Same for me as well! 👏👏 4y
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AlobelThee
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Prince Lestat, at Willow Books. As I battled the urge of temptation 😸 I really need to get a fine copy of Book 2: 'The Vampire Lestat' and start reading again from the get-go. 🦇

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SpeculativeFemale
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This book was a lovely coming together of not only all the previous vampire characters from the series but also many of the briefly mentioned or unnamed characters from previous books. It brought to life more backstories while also highlighting how The Children of the Night are moving forward in the 21st century.

Lestat is also my pick today for #whattaman

#90sinjuly
@Cinfhen @Robothugs

Cinfhen 😈😈😈 5y
Jas16 Great review. Made me want to read it and luckily it appears that I purchased it already. 5y
night_shift I had the most enormous crush on Lestat when I read these as a teenager! 5y
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SpeculativeFemale
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Hoping I can squeeze in one more chapter before the sun goes down and the movie starts.

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SpeculativeFemale
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Here is my tentative July #TBR stack (plus a few Kindle books, probably). I say tentative because I tend to read based on my mood, so some of them may get pushed aside for other books depending on how I'm feeling this month! My #julymostanticipated is probably the two Lestat books. I've been meaning to get around to them for way too long!
#sizzlinsummerbooks #jubilantjuly
@RealLifeReading @Tiffy_Reads

AmandaL I really liked Sandman Slim! 5y
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KathyWheeler
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Okay, I hated the last Anne Rice book I read,Memnoch the Devil. I've read nothing of hers since, but I always loved Lestat so I've decided to give these new ones a try.

Books_Wine_Repeat I haven't read anything by Anne Rice in years. Looking forward to your review. 5y
KathyWheeler @Books_Wine_Repeat Thanks! I haven't either because I hated Memnoch so much. It put me off her writing for years. This one has been out for awhile and I'm only now picking it up. There's a second one out also. (edited) 5y
TrishB I went off her too at about the same point! 5y
KathyWheeler @TrishB such a horrible book. 5y
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freyaheart
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#vampchallenge #bookandredbeverage and you all though I was going to use wine. I can't I drank it all... lol

rubyslippersreads Isn't that what Dracula says in the old movie? "I never drink ... wine." ?? 5y
sprainedbrain Does the red beverage need to be pictured with a vampire book, or will the one I'm reading suffice? 😉 5y
freyaheart @sprainedbrain I guess i did leave that open to interpretation. Since I didn't say vampire book. It's up to you really. 😉 5y
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freyaheart
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I have the whole series now. 😁

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nitalibrarian
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I read all the Vampire Chronicles books in high school and college. I was a bit obsessed. Years later Anne Rice wrote another Lestat book. I couldn't get past the first chapter. #dnf #readjanuary

candyflossramparts I had the same experience with this one. 5y
Catherine_Willoughby Same experience too 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Because I never know what I want to read next for today's post of #thismonthtbr I'm just going to repost the picture of my #Litsyatoz and other TBR piles (I read Citizen Saturday night)
#readjanuary

emilyhaldi Valley of the Dolls is so much fun! I read it by the pool on my honeymoon and it was perfect. Confederacy of Dunces is my favorite book ever and will make you laugh out loud! Good options 👍🏻👍🏻 5y
OrangeMooseReads @emilyhaldi thanks. I've had Valley of the Dolls for a long time and it always got passed over. 5y
Reviewsbylola Valley of the Dolls and Mischling are on my TBR too. 5y
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andreadmw

Book dilemma. Do I start the new Lestat book or The Hamilton affair? Vampires or Hamilton? I cannot make such choices on my own!!! HELP ME LITSY!!!! 😜

Bookish_Predator Vampires, I would always choose vampires ☺ 5y
andreadmw @Bookish_Predator Vampires ❤️. Maybe we need some vampire Hamilton fan fic! 5y
BillBlume Always vampires. 5y
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freyaheart Vampires, duh 5y
andreadmw @BillBlume @freyaheart Vampires it is then. I like the way my litsian friends think. 5y
freyaheart I just wish they were real *sigh* 5y
andreadmw @freyaheart convince me that they aren't!! Lol 🙃 5y
freyaheart Well when you find one. Send them my way. 5y
andreadmw @freyaheart I will!!! ❤️ 5y
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"All you can do, he thought, is to fight to stay alive, to stay conscious, to remain a witness, and hope somehow there is a meaning to it" #lestat #books #booklover #bookaddict #reader #reading #readmore

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Panpan

It was not as awesome a continuation of the Vampire Chronicles as I was hoping. Two thirds of the book were mostly devoted to catching up on characters from previous books and introducing new characters instead of developing the plot, which was interesting but relegated to the end. The characters also seemed overdramatic. Or maybe it's just been a while since I visited these characters. Not terrible, but not what I was expecting.

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TheBookbabeblog84
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This quote on wisdom...#annerice #lestat #books #currentlyreading

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My little Lestat!

britt_brooke 😍 5y
LauraBeth So cute 😀 5y
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BookBabe
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#Day24 of the #SpookyOctober #HalloweenCountdown #FrightFest #BookPhotoChallenge! Today's frightful pick is "Prince Lestat" by Anne Rice. I was fortunate to meet her when this novel debuted and she signed this copy to me & @MrBook ! ⚰️?

Let's see yours! Don't forget to tag me so I can see it! ?????☠️⚰️??

Zelma Super cool! I was super into her vampire books until Memnoch the Devil. That one bored me partway through and I never got back on the wagon. Thinking maybe I should rethink that. 5y
TheBookbabeblog84 I just downloaded this audio book on overdrive! Can't wait to read it 5y
Claireluana Awesome spooky pic :) 5y
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Bookworm54 @Zelma some of the later ones were cool, but others dragged a little. Most are very readable though. The first 3 are the best though really. I'm hoping that Prince Lestat is more like those ☺️ 5y
JoeStalksBeck I think it was this one or the book Armand that he couldn't get through because of the sex lmao! 5y
LilMamaMastro Love Anne Rice! Love your signed copy! 5y
BookwormBeth Love Anne Rice!! Her writing sucks me in every time. I hadn't read any of her work for a while but as soon as I started I fell right back into her world. Liked this one a lot can't wait for the new one in November 5y
kspenmoll Lucky you! 5y
NovelGirl82 I have a signed copy of Prince Lestat, as well! It's one of my most prized signed editions. 5y
Clare-Dragonfly I love this photo! 5y
Gissy Love the photo! You are so creative at the time to post your books! They are all great! 👍 5y
BookBabe Thank you! ❤️ 5y
LitsyGoesPostal 😎👍🏻 5y
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BookBoggart
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#oct19 Lestat. Always an original name. Forever my favorite vampire. #octphotochallenge #lois #muchlove #booktober #vampire #rockstar

*side note* what is everyone's thoughts, on the possibility of Jared Leto playing the prince?

BillBlume Gah! Jared Leto? I hadn't heard that, and I find that thought horrifying. Of course, I loved the original film, and find it hard to think Hollywood can top it with a remake. 5y
BillBlume Have you seen the film Byzantium? Same director as with Interview, and I think it is one of my favorite vampire films in years. 5y
BookBoggart @BillBlume I've seen interview so much that a remake sounds kinda good. Plus I love Leto! It would be done as vampire chronicles I've heard. So it would start with Vampire Lestat. I've also seen rumors of a game of thrones esque television series for the chronicles. It's all up in the air, simply rumors at this point. 5y
BookBoggart @BillBlume I've seen the beginning of byzantium but for some reason stopped. I may have to revisit is soon! 5y
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Happy belated birthday to the queen of all vampires!! One of my all time favorite authors!

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