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Post By Cassiel. 20/12/09, 08:18 am

I just finished Queen of the Damned!

Definitely page turners, I stayed up until 5:00am today and yesterday to finish the second and third books. They're just OMFG so good.

So uh.... discuss?

I still have a special place in my heart for Interview, as its bleak and almost philosophical on what eternity might actually be like. I did feel that the second half of Vampire Lestat disintegrated somewhat into nothing more than a fanciful story.
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Post By Aikome. 26/12/09, 06:23 am

. . I've watched the movies of both Queen of the Damned and Interview ^^;
idk about reading them though. Lolol.
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Post By Thornback. 26/12/09, 10:28 am

A friend of mine adores Anne Rice and convince me to read some....better than twilight, but then again, thats not hard.

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Post By Sockcat. 04/01/10, 10:20 am

True, true. Everything owns Twilight!


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I know. It is freaky and makes no sense. I think Anne Rice was just halfway through QoD and was like "meh, I think I'll do THIS..."

So far, I think my favourite is a draw between IWTV and The Vampire Lestat. QoD jumps around a bit too much for me.

I read the Chronicles up till Memnoch the Devil, which got too touchy-feely and metaphysical for me.
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. . I've watched the movies of both Queen of the Damned and Interview ^^;
idk about reading them though. Lolol.


But... But... Movies are so. I dunno... Not in keeping? Like in IWTV, Armand is tall and dark-haired and in the books he's auburn-haired and an adolecent boy. It's a bit wierd.

Saying that, I saw the first movie before I started reading, so I guess I can't talk. But also, the QoD movie is a strange hybrid rehash of The Vampire Lestat. It changes a heap of things that didn't need to be changed.
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Post By Le_Saboteur. 04/01/10, 10:35 am

IwtV is a pretty good movie, and keeps to the books a lot more than Queen of the Damned. Sure, Armand might not look a lot like he does in the books (Santiago though- yikes!), but the character isn't too far off what he was like in that particular book. QotD is just... I loved it when I was a wannabegothkid, but it's pretty bad. It didn't have the same feel whatsoever as the book.

As for the books themselves, I've read them all. At one point in my life, I absolutely loved them, they are definitely easy to read. I can't think of which one I liked the most, probably Blood and Gold (I really do love the Armand/Marius relationship, creepy as it is), and I can't remember if it's in the main continuity or not.

Now, I think the series is decent enough, even though I probably won't read the books again.
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Post By Sockcat. 04/01/10, 11:57 am

I agree with you there. QotD is so... wierd compared to the books. It misses nuances... Anyway. I agree with you: I'm not an Anne Rice groupie. I thought they were good while I read them, but, in my opinion, they're kind of one-read books, not the ones you can just come back to over and over.

I think they're good to have read though, saying that. I mean, they're kind of the basis of modern vampire-cult fiction--you can't have not read them XD
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Post By Zeb. 17/04/10, 09:36 am

Funnily enough Queen of the Damned was the first book I read, and its still my favourite.
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