Daniel

Jumping Around the Vampire Chronicles

I bought The Vampire Chronicles Volume I for my Nook.  I already have the books, and in some cases I have more than one copy.  But I knew that if I had the books on my Nook I’d read them even more.  And it’s true.  This also means that I’ve been skipping around the Vampire Chronicles gleefully, revisiting passages that I haven’t seen in a while.  Jumping ahead to the Queen of the Damned has been a lot of fun.  Reading about Armand and Daniel has been the most enjoyable.  I’ve always enjoyed those two.

I’ve been insanely busy the past few weeks, but being able to catch up to my old friends has been great.  It’s always wonderful to be able to pick up a much-loved book and fall back into it as if reading it for the first time.  I feel like I’m falling in love with Anne Rice’s vampires all over again, and now that I’ve been to New Orleans, I’m finding a whole new connection to the books.

Interview with the Vampire Re-Read: Post 1

“I see,” said the vampire thoughtfully.

And so it began.  I’m reading the 20th anniversary special edition of Interview with the Vampire that I bought back in 1996.  The cover is embossed and decorated beautifully.  It seems very fitting that I’ve never really read this copy.  Now is the perfect time to crack the spine and delve.

One thing that really stands out to me now is the interplay between Louis and the reporter.  The reporter is very aware that this evening is taking an unexpectedly dark and dangerous turn.  He can’t even light his own cigarette. 

Louis is aloof, introspective, and he seems out of place in the 1970s, which makes his interaction with the reporter so interesting.  In fact, the reporter seems out of place, too.  From what we find out later about Daniel Molloy, his character really lacks depth at this point.

More to come…