The Vampire Lestat

{5/5} “Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds — justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can’t go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice, published in 1985

Lestat goes to sleep in 1929 and wakes up in 1984 — and decides to become a rock star. He also decides to do something he’s been told to never do — reveal his nature to humans. Lestat relates his adventures in the present as well as in the past, including when he was turned into a vampire. This, the sequel to Interview with the Vampire, is the fifth book of Rice’s I’ve read — she always draws you in right away to an incredibly detailed and fascinating world. You would almost think Rice would have to be a vampire herself to write such astonishing books from their point of view.

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