The Vampire Lestat Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Vampire Lestat, after resurrecting himself into the 20th century, forms a band and writes a book, ironically both called "The Vampire Lestat."   His story chronicles his adventures with Magnus, Nicholas, Gabrielle, Louis, Armand, and especilly Marius, who's story is also told in the book.
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The review of this Book prepared by Colleen

This is book two of the Vampire Chronicles, the first being Interview With A Vampire. Lestat was once an aristocrat in pre-revolutionary France. Now he is a rock star in 1980's America. He takes us back to his beginnings and through the centuries with him as he seeks to understand his immortality and the truth behind the mysteries of those of his kind.
The review of this Book prepared by Kim Mills

Lestat is a young man in pre-revolutionary France when he is attacked violently by a Vampire. Lestat himself joins the dark ranks of the undead and spends the years that follow searching for the truth of his new existance. A fantastic novel of imagination and horror.
The review of this Book prepared by Cody Carlson

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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    -   depressing/sad 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 Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   super strength    -   can fly    -   is very quick    -   can read emotions Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   19th century    -   18th century    -   17th century    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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