So many books so little time…… As we finish the new E.L. James book, The Mister this month, in our live chatroom on June 4th 9pm Eastern, we want to get ahead with summer fast approaching and announce the subMrs library’s next book series.
By reading The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Interview with A Vampire & The Vampire Lestat. We hope to build the excitement for the October’s MLI event!, where we may attend the Anne Rice Vampire Ball and do all things “VAMPIRE”. Details coming soon on MLI’s page. Please sign up there for email notifications.
First to prep for our book club book choice, we ask that Read or listen to (Audible) or watch the movie, Anne Rice’s, Interview with a Vampire, on your own. Anne Rice is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Vampire Chronicles.
We will start with the second book in the subMrs Book Club reading The Vampire Lestat in June. Book 2 we will have live chats and questions posted in the library!!
A short description of The first book, Interview with a Vampire; This is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial moments such as his discovery of the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to comfort her with the last breaths of humanity he has inside. Yet, he makes Claudia a vampire, trapping her womanly passion, will, and intelligence inside the body of a small child. Louis and Claudia form a seemingly unbreakable alliance and even “settle down” for a while in the opulent French Quarter. Louis remembers Claudia’s struggle to understand herself and the hatred they both have for Lestat that sends them halfway across the world to seek others of their kind. Louis and Claudia are desperate to find somewhere they belong, to find others who understand, and someone who knows what and why they are.
Louis and Claudia travel Europe, eventually coming to Paris and the ragingly successful Theatre des Vampires–a theatre of vampires pretending to be mortals pretending to be vampires. Here they meet the magnetic and ethereal Armand, who brings them into a whole society of vampires. But Louis and Claudia find that finding others like themselves provides no easy answers and in fact presents dangers they scarcely imagined.
Originally begun as a short story, the book took off as Anne wrote it, spinning the tragic and triumphant life experiences of a soul. As well as the struggles of its characters, Interview captures the political and social changes of two continents. The novel also introduces Lestat, Anne’s most enduring character, a heady mixture of attraction and revulsion. The book, full of lush description, centers on the themes of immortality, change, loss, sexuality, and power.
The Book we begin in June is, The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice, second book in the Vampire Chronicles.
In this book we surrender to fiction’s greatest creature of the night, The Vampire Lestat, Book II the Vampire Chronicles.
The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying existence. His is a mesmerizing story—passionate, complex, and thrilling.
“Praise for The Vampire Lestat!”
“Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.”—The Village Voice
Please watch the calendar and the bookclub chat room for the book schedule. If you have not joined the Book Club Group on subMrs yet, now is the time to do so! See you there!
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