Interview with a Vampire
This is a long-time favourite of mine. Steeped in old world atmosphere with such memorable characters: Lestat, with his flamboyance, his utter selfishness, his endless attention seeking, and his ultimate cruelty; Claudia, the ancient child who could never grow up, her love for Louis as fierce as her hatred for Lestat; and Louis, who wore his eternal life like a millstone, guilt marring his every step, love and hate warring within him. I understood Louis, felt his pain acutely, felt the weariness of his life’s journey, appreciated the complications of his relationship with Lestat. Interview with a Vampire is a beautiful and terrible story, nothing at all like today’s pop culture vamp fiction for teens. The film was incredible also and remains one of my favourites.
In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life – the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.