Although this book has a promising start, I lost interest by page 112 and will label this as DNF. I like how Rice attempts to analyze the psychology of a vampire, some descriptions of New Orleans and the plantation were hauntingly beautiful, but that’s about it. There doesn’t seem to be any real plot and the relationship between Lestat and Louis is just tiresome. Lestat is supposed to be this frightening predator and Louis his slave, but they bicker and fight like an old married couple. It just seems a little silly how they appear to be ready to to kill each other one moment and then make up the next. Perhaps I’m not the right audience. I’ve read and enjoyed other vampire novels like Steven King’s Salem’s Lot, Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I had heard good reviews for Rice’s novel and wanted to enjoy it as well, but it just didn’t work for me. Bummer.
I look forward to the next book on my list, though. It’s the Shira Culpernia omnibus from the Warhammer 40k universe. Hoping for a more lively reading experience from this next one!