Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Vampire Lestat

I've accepted the Blogging A to Z Challenge. All month, I'm going to blog about Books from A to Z.

The Vampire Lestat (Vampire Chronicles)Back during the original vampire craze of the eighties, when I really loved The Lost Boys and Near Dark, I decided to give Anne Rice a try.

So I read The Vampire Lestat.

I loved the opening bit, with the vampire as rock star. Then it started an extended flashback. Okay, that was fine, but I hoped to find out more about the rock star story.

Then there was another extended flashback.


Then he met another vampire. And that vampire had to tell its story.

Then another.

Enough already! I don't want to hear the back stories of every person/vampire you come across! Tell me about this rock star business!

I haven't read any more Anne Rice.


Jessica Olin said...

See, I loved that book. Loved, loved, LOVED that book. Then again, as a love-sick teenage girl, I was part of her target audience. *shrug*

Monica Marier said...

I'm the same way. Backstories bore the heck out of me, especially if it's just one fellow rabbitting on in 1st person. That's why I don't write any vampire characters older than 150. When you get into higher numbers their story becomes mind-numbingly long.
I would have liked Lestat better if he just told one back-story per book.