To this day, Interview with the Vampire is my favorite book. (And I read this long before the current vampire craze the world seems to be in)No one writes vampires like Anne Rice. She gives them such humanity and depth that you can't help but be drawn into them.The main character Luis, struggles with the human side of him, and you struggle with him. How does one hold onto their humanity when they are no longer human.Also, the two other large characters Lestat (The main character for most her other books, and probably one of the THE best Vampires ever created) and Claudia, complete the book, and make it so much more then just another vampire novel.Anne Rice is a beautiful writer as well, though at times she does spend a bit too much time in descriptions.I recommend this book to anyone who loves vampires, and even to people who may not. I don't really care for much vampire literature but I love Anne Rice's. Also, I think most vampire characters I read about now pale in comparison to the vampires Anne has created. Other favorite vampires of hers are Pandora, Gabrielle and Akasha.Definately worth reading, but be prepared because there a lot of books to the Vampire Chronicles, and you'll want to read them all.
This is one of my top five favorite books. The first time I read it I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Essentially I wanted to hate the two main characters, since ultimately it is about two adulterers. Yet, I didn't. I didn't hate either of them, and came away from it actually feeling some strong emotions for both.This book made me think, made me laugh, made me cry. It was truly the whole package.I love the way he writes. He has this way of making it feel authentic. The characters seem real, like you could pass them on the street anyday.I reccommend this book to anyone who loves books. It was fantastic.
Well, to be honest, I read this one kind of slow. Simply for the fact that the content was very hard for me to read. It made me sad, and heartbroken, and since the writer was so open and vivid with her story, it made it all that more real.I could only read a few chapters at a time before having to put it down because I felt so depressed.However, simply put, I thought the book was amazing. Portia didn't shy away from anything, and really invited anyone who cares into her demons; her eating disorder, her insecurities, her homosexuality.It was beautifully written as well. For an actor, she has a gift with words.The only thing I didn't like was that not much time if any was spent on her recovery. I understand that the point of the book was about her disorder and not her recovery, yet still when it was all said and done, I felt a bit cheated in that we didn't get to see more of how she beat it.