Review From User :
I admit that I couldn't get through the rest of "The Vampire Chronicles", but this one stays a favourite.
Why do you like it so, oh, vampire crazy Vessey Really, I do like vampires. Even though I'm not a "Twilight" fan. I even have my own set of teeth. A real goth girl inhabits my body and she hungers for dark adventures. I'm a sinister person, I know. :)
First, I really like Anne Rice's prose. It is so beautiful and enchanting. The whole story comes along with a good measure of dark sensuality, which I particularly like. What is more important to me, though, is that it presents, in a very captivating way, problems which have been haunting humanity since for ever. How many people in reality live tortured by guilt and loneliness and feel different than everybody else the way Louis does Or how many people are tormented by the thought that their looks do not show their true self and that the others are unable to see past the surface (Claudia). Or how many people are forced to live and suffer with someone they can never quite connect to, out of necessity, loneliness, because they love them despite all, or all three at once I think many people can relate to the heroes (I should say anti-heroes, really) of this dark tale.
What is loneliness What is the world What is eternity What does it mean to be immortal What is the nature of existence Is there God What does it mean to be good What does it mean to be evil And which is the bigger evil - to be the actual committer of a crime or to allow it What is life, what is death It speaks not only of, and the value of, life and death of humans as individuals, but of the life and death of beliefs, values, possibilities.
It is told through the POV of one narrator, but it has a really big scope. Anne Rice shows an amazing skill in reflecting people's feelings and struggles. What is fiction if not a mirror to reality Two opposite concepts which are not that opposite, after all. Every creation of art is a message born out of its creator's experience and inner world.
Read count: 4
This is bestselling author John Steakley’s vampire classic: Vampires infest the modern world and a group of brave people-professional vampire killers-devote their lives to hunting them down.
The cult classic is back for fans who like their vampire hunters hard-boiled.
You don’t just kill vampires for the money, you do it for the satisfaction. You do it because somebody has to. You do it no matter what it does to you. And you drink’a lot. Some jobs just suck. This one bites.
But nobody does it better than Jack Crow, the leader of VAMPIRE$ Inc. His crack team of hunters takes down the blood suckers with a lethal combination of cojones and crossbows.
After members of Jack’s team are ambushed and slaughtered; however, the survivors need to rethink their strategy. With a new recruit from the Vatican? A priest who’s not afraid to wield a stake’and a sharpshooter loaded up with silver bullets, it’s payback time. The only problem is that the vampires have no intention of going down easy. They have their own hit list, and Jack Crow’s name is scrawled in blood right at the top.