The Vampire Lestat
Author: Anne Rice 1985
Publisher: Ballantine Books Fiction
A troubled young man named Lestat lives with, mother, father, and two older brothers in pre-revolutionary France. He has a special bond with his mother, Gabrielle.They are kindred spirits.Lestat runs off to Paris with his new best friend, Nicki.Nicki is an extremely talented violinist, but was forbidden by his father to pursue it as a career.One night, Lestat is kidnapped and turned into a vampire.His maker, a vampire who was turned at an old age, immediately destroys himself after giving a brief, vague explanation of what he has just done to him.Lestat is forced to keep this new life secret from his friends.Nicki grows suspicious of Lestat's strange behavior.Lestat is soon confronted by Armand, the leader of a satanic vampire coven that lives by strict codes, rituals, and beliefs.Armand accuses Lestat of being a blasphemer for walking among mortal men and entering a church.Lestat asks Armand what he knows about the history of vampires.Armand tells him about the one who made him, Marius, and how he saw him burned to death by the satanic ones.Armand goes on to tell him of the rumors of Marius surviving and living in Egypt, but swears they cannot be true.Lestat has an unexplainably strong feeling that he did survive and is out there somewhere.He sets out in search of Marius, hoping that his ancient wisdom will have the answers to his many questions. But will he find him? And if so, does Marius have the answers his questions?
My favorite part of the book is when Lestat wakes up in the 1980s and becomes the lead singer of a metal band.His supernatural voice and dark poetry land the band in super-stardom, where Lestat proclaims to the world that he is a vampire, a big'NO NO' in the vampire culture.Most human fans think it's just a gimmick and admire its originality, while others believ…