Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- The Vampire Lestat

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
As I said yesterday in my blog, I'm trying to catch my daughter Grace up on all the great movies and literature she missed by being young. She's 20 now, so it's time. I decided she needed to read, or hear, the real vampire series -- not Twilight. So I went to the library for the book on CD by Anne Rice. I didn't realize until we started listening that I had gotten the second one in the series, The Vampire Lestat rather than Interview with a Vampire. After I dropped Grace off in Buffalo, New York, I listened enthralled for six hours! Here's the intro:
I am the vampire Lestat. I am immortal. More or less. The light of the sun, the sustained heat of an intense fire -- these things might destroy me. But then again, they might not.

Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
Here's mine from page 388:
Some of the madness dissolved in me. I stopped longing for my mortal family. I stopped being angry at the cursed thing in the temple cellar, and I thought rather of this new strength I possessed. I would live for centuries. I would know the answers to all kinds of questions. I would be the continual awareness of things as time passed! And as long as I slew only the evildoer, I could endure my blood thirst, revel in it, in fact.
 I haven't read these books since I was in my 20s. I'm so glad I'm revisiting them.

9 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I have never read this series. Admittedly, "vampired-out" after the Twilight series, but this intro does sound good. Glad you are enjoying the audio.

Thanks once again for joining in.

Trish said...

I was on the fence about Interview with the Vampire so I never got around to reading the rest in the series. This intro does look good though - I might just give it a try!

JoAnn said...

Vampires really aren't my thing, but I hope you're enjoying the book.

Book Savvy Babe said...

oh, Anne Rice vampire novels, classics! Brings back memories :) Thanks for stopping by my TT today- Book Savvy Babe

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These classic vampire tales are wonderful! I cannot connect to the teen vampires in Twilight, but this book sounds very tempting. I also enjoyed the Dark Shadows show back in the day.

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Sim said...

Ann Rice the vampire queen. I'm so glad your're sharing Interview with Grace (Are kids are almost the same age. Russell turns 20 in March)
These vampire books are such a cut above the lightweight twi series.

Nise' said...

I've never moved on from the first book, glad to know the audio is great.

Margot said...

You lost me at the first line, I never developed a taste for vampire stories. But - glad you enjoyed it so much.

Graciegreen said...

I listened to this book so I know what is going to happen...much scarier than the new vamps!

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