The Tale of the Body Thief Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the continuing story of the Vampire Lestat and takes in 1990, several years after we last met him in Queen of The Damned. Lestat is offered the chance to temporarily change bodies by a self confessed con artist and thief. The body he is offered is that of a young, attractive 20 something man. He can't resist the chance to be human again, this is all he's wanted for countless years. Of course, things don't go as smoothly as planned and eventually he has to enlist the help of his old friend David Talbot in order to try to reclaim his body. There are alot of funny moments as he tries to refamiliarize himself with being human and the ending has alot of twists and turns.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   magical being Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   super strength    -   can fly    -   is very quick    -   can read emotions    -   healing


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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