I feel more nostalgic when I think of this book than anything else.
Read it in Spanish. The best books of the series were the first ones; at this point, the series got really repetitive, and over the top.
I read the book that started this whole enterprise (and pretty much the whole genre of vampire stories in its modern incarnation), Interview with a Vampire, so many years ago I barely remember it. This one just popped across my reading stack as a last minute something that someone had left a paperback in a hotel room and I picked it up and started in on it. Not my favorite genre of reading, but an enjoyable and relatively quick read, so thumbs up, but not enough to grab me to run back to more of the books.
I just re-read this book. Anne Rice writing is something to behold. Her stories are captivating..I must admit, though, I sometimes get lost in the time-scheme of things and I find myself thinking, wait; I thought that was just one day, when in actuality it was many weeks.
This made me think of it as a companion to Blood & Gold. When I was organizing my books, I actually placed this one straight after the other. I know everyone has their own order in which the Vampire Chronicles should be read, and this was where I began altering it for my own benefit. Good, not as great as Blood & Gold, but still good. It coincided very well with the story of Marius, but it did not have a very "memorable" impression on me. Even now, I'm struggling remembering all the details of the book, and those that I do come across, I am half-certain that they were relayed from the earlier chapters of Blood & Gold. No telling, but still I remembered being very pleased when I had finished reading it.
Anne Rice has a tendency to be a bit too rambly, but still tells an interesting tale.
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