In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.
Anne Rice's compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of vampire fiction since Bram Stoker's Dracula which was published in 1897.
As the Washington Post said on its first publication, it is a 'thrilling, strikingly original work of the imagination . . . sometimes horrible, sometimes beautiful, always unforgettable'.
©1976 Anne O'Brien Rice (P)2011 Random House Inc.
"One of the most wonderful, erotic, sensual books ever written" (Sting)
"A spine-chilling nightmare... highly accomplished... an impressive feat of imagination" (Sunday Times)
"Thrilling... a strikingly original work of the imagination...unforgettable" (Washington Post)
"The most successful vampire story since Bram Stoker's Dracula" (The Times)
For me, if fiction is to succeed it must have at least some credibility. This story does not have the remotest credibility. Simon Vance makes an excellent job of narration, but there must surely be works that are far more deserving of his talents than this book. If you enjoy well performed and fairly well written nonsense, you may appreciate this book, otherwise avoid it like the plague. I cannot understand what possessed me to buy this drivel.
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