Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice torrent
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This is the story of Louis, as he said in his own words, about his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the brilliant and unfortunate Lestat and how he unwittingly became indoctrinated into the vampire’s lifestyle. His story runs and flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial moments like his discovery of the beautifully lost little child Claudia, who doesn’t want to hurt without comforting her with the last breath of humanity he has inside. Still, he turns Claudia into a vampire and captures her feminine passion, will and intelligence in the body of a small child. Louis and Claudia form a seemingly unbreakable alliance and settle in the opulent French Quarter for a while. Louis remembers Claudia’s struggle to understand themselves and the hatred they both have for Lestat, making them travel halfway around the world to find others of their kind. Louis and Claudia are desperate for a place where they belong, others who understand and someone who knows what and why they are.
Traveling through Europe, Louis and Claudia eventually come to Paris and the wildly successful Theater des Vampires – a vampire theater that pretends to be deadly and masquerades as a vampire. Here they meet the magnetic and ethereal Armand, who takes them into an entire society of vampires. But Louis and Claudia find finding others who don’t give simple answers themselves and actually present dangers they hardly imagined.
Originally starting as a short story, the book started when Anne wrote it and revolved the tragic and triumphant life experiences of a soul. In addition to the popular struggle, Interview records the political and social changes of the two continents. The novel also introduces Lestat, Anne’s most enduring character, a hard mix of appeal and disgust. The book, full of sumptuous description, focuses on the themes of immortality, change, loss, sexuality and power.