“What does it mean to die when you can live until the end of the world?” It’s an intriguing question and one of many explored in Anne Rice’s novel Interview with the Vampire. The title explains it all: a vampire is interviewed about his life and experiences after being turned into a vampire.
But there are so many more layers and intricacies that Rice delves into regarding the world of the vampire, especially the subject being interviewed: Louis. As Louis unravels his tale of love and loss, passion and persecution, rage and revenge, we see that perhaps being undead isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Is becoming a vampire a curse or a blessing? Rice explores this concept throughout the pages of Interview, leaving the reader hungry for more (which was her intent since this novel became the first in a series of 12 Vampire Chronicles books).
Sadly, Anne Rice passed away in December 2021. Still, her literary legacy lives on in works like Interview with the Vampire and dozens of others.
I highly recommend Interview with the Vampire. I’m looking forward to watching the movie and seeing how Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt brought our main vampires to the big screen.