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Collected for the first time, here are the twelve extraordinary illustrated volumes that form the graphic novel of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT. Evocative full-color paintings and an artful abridgment of the original text capture the inimitable spirit and atmosphere of this passionate, complex, and thrilling tale. The story begins in our own time with Lestat, tall, blond, and handsom Collected for the first time, here are the twelve extraordinary illustrated volumes that form the graphic novel of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT. Evocative full-color paintings and an artful abridgment of the original text capture the inimitable spirit and atmosphere of this passionate, complex, and thrilling tale. The story begins in our own time with Lestat, tall, blond, and handsome, a world-renowned rock star. His gifts are timeless, his youth never withers. But he was not always the powerful and famous child of darkness. Before his long earth-encrusted sleep, he was an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-Revolutionary France. It was then that he came face-to-face with the incarnation of evil and the temptations of love that he has ravenously pursued through time. Where it has led him and what he has become is the heart of the tale that has captured millions of readers.


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Collected for the first time, here are the twelve extraordinary illustrated volumes that form the graphic novel of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT. Evocative full-color paintings and an artful abridgment of the original text capture the inimitable spirit and atmosphere of this passionate, complex, and thrilling tale. The story begins in our own time with Lestat, tall, blond, and handsom Collected for the first time, here are the twelve extraordinary illustrated volumes that form the graphic novel of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT. Evocative full-color paintings and an artful abridgment of the original text capture the inimitable spirit and atmosphere of this passionate, complex, and thrilling tale. The story begins in our own time with Lestat, tall, blond, and handsome, a world-renowned rock star. His gifts are timeless, his youth never withers. But he was not always the powerful and famous child of darkness. Before his long earth-encrusted sleep, he was an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-Revolutionary France. It was then that he came face-to-face with the incarnation of evil and the temptations of love that he has ravenously pursued through time. Where it has led him and what he has become is the heart of the tale that has captured millions of readers.

30 review for Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Argona

    I read this graphic novel right after reading the novel. It is a very nice companion to the book, dialogues are exactly the same as novel. Special attention has been paid to details and the general depth and impact scenes and events are supposed to have which helps to better understand and imagine the story. But I was disappointed with artwork in many pages. Don't get me wrong, there are AMAZING pages in this graphic novel, anatomies are beautifully drawn and atmosphere is perfectly conveyed but I read this graphic novel right after reading the novel. It is a very nice companion to the book, dialogues are exactly the same as novel. Special attention has been paid to details and the general depth and impact scenes and events are supposed to have which helps to better understand and imagine the story. But I was disappointed with artwork in many pages. Don't get me wrong, there are AMAZING pages in this graphic novel, anatomies are beautifully drawn and atmosphere is perfectly conveyed but there are pages that happen to be very far from my taste and different from my imagination, specially regarding how characters are supposed to look. There are pages that are supposed to depict the almost unreal and unbelievable beauty of these immortal characters and instead the faces look hideous. Female characters are fine but not the male ones.They alternate between handsome and ugly( I am not talking about parts that they are supposed to look ugly or creepy). Other than this disappointment, I found this a very nice graphic novel.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Devann

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars I would have liked to give this a higher rating, this probably being my favorite book in the series, but unfortunately I think I read this at the wrong time. I thought maybe reading the graphic novel for one of my favorite books would put me in the right mind to read the newest travesty that Anne has published, but unfortunately it kind of had the opposite effect and it took me most of a month to get through this. As with the Interview comic, this has a bizarre mix of rea Actual rating: 3.5 stars I would have liked to give this a higher rating, this probably being my favorite book in the series, but unfortunately I think I read this at the wrong time. I thought maybe reading the graphic novel for one of my favorite books would put me in the right mind to read the newest travesty that Anne has published, but unfortunately it kind of had the opposite effect and it took me most of a month to get through this. As with the Interview comic, this has a bizarre mix of really gorgeous art and just AWFUL unfinished looking faces. I feel like maybe the artist was on a time crunch and just didn't have time to finish everything because it's all so totally uneven. The script follows the book pretty closely and I love the beginning parts where Lestat is human and then with Gabrielle and Nicki, but as with the book I get bored when Armand, Marius, and Akasha show up and we go into their backstories. I probably could have rounded this up to 4 if I'd been in a different mood but unfortunately that's how it often goes with an Anne Rice book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    A "must" for any Anne Rice collector. Even if it does sit on the shelf after one or two readings.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Luly Ceballos

    Excellent!! It keeps all Ann Rice's original dialogues and mix it with a magnificent art work. It was a real pleasure to revisit Vampire Chronicles in this way. I suggest reading the original book first and then recreates yourself in this wonderful work of art which I know was published decades ago but still keeps it strenght and beauty. Love it! Lestat always will be a favourite for any vampire world lover. As me. ;)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    I am a big fan of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and have been for many a year now and I love comics so when I stumbled across the graphic novel of one of my favourite stories, "The Vampire Lestat", I bought it before I had even thought on it! I really enjoyed this because it is a story I adore told in a concise way. I did feel that the scenes jumped around abit though and there seemed to me that there was a lot of gaps to fill for anyone that had not read the actual novel of this. I was disappoin I am a big fan of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and have been for many a year now and I love comics so when I stumbled across the graphic novel of one of my favourite stories, "The Vampire Lestat", I bought it before I had even thought on it! I really enjoyed this because it is a story I adore told in a concise way. I did feel that the scenes jumped around abit though and there seemed to me that there was a lot of gaps to fill for anyone that had not read the actual novel of this. I was disappointed with alot of the drawings throughout though where people almost looked mutated (and I don't mean the vampires themselves). The drawings that were done well though were done very well indeed and were wonderful to see. I feel the character that was depicted the best throughout and recognisable whenever they appeared was more Gabrielle than anyone else as alot of the male characters looked exactly the same and if their hair wasn't coloured differently from the other it was difficult to tell who was who! The state of alot of the drawings and the haphazard way alot of the plot was thrown together for the graphic novel is what is drawing me to give this 3 stars!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anna Nesterovich

    When I learnt there was a graphic version of Vampire Lestat, I knew it wasn't a good idea to read it. It's almost never a good idea to read a graphic novel of a book you like. What is left to the imagination in a book, here is on plain sight. When words draw complicated pictures, here everything is already drawn. A book stripped of everything, but dialogs, accompanied by someone else's imagination, rarely can be as good as a whole one. But I couldn't resist anyway. I didn't like the style of the p When I learnt there was a graphic version of Vampire Lestat, I knew it wasn't a good idea to read it. It's almost never a good idea to read a graphic novel of a book you like. What is left to the imagination in a book, here is on plain sight. When words draw complicated pictures, here everything is already drawn. A book stripped of everything, but dialogs, accompanied by someone else's imagination, rarely can be as good as a whole one. But I couldn't resist anyway. I didn't like the style of the pictures. They are blurry and don't add much to the text. I especially didn't like their inconsistency - the same people have different facial features from page to page, making it harder to follow who is who. The entourage is completely out of focus, many "unimportant" details were omitted. Even some important details were omitted and some things clearly stated in the book were altered and not to the better. Overall, this graphic novel is marginal at best, and it is especially sad, because it's based on a good book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    I've read most of Anne Rice's vampire series. They are rich in detail, thought provoking, mixing historical facts with fiction leaving the reader confused as to the difference. The characters have left a long lasting impression and fascination for me. I have an eclectic taste for these types of books and they may not translate to everyone.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Vicky

    My favorite book by Anne Rice. I love Marious.

  9. 5 out of 5

    PurplyCookie

    Was I ever ecstatic when I got my copy of this hard-to-find graphic novel on Ebay that I immediately bidded on it. Good thing the seller also has a copy of "Queen of the Damned" (but that's another review) so got my hands on that as well. Only managed to get Issue #1 of this graphic novel but it does give you a glimpse of the adaptation done by Perozich--loved that the book was reproduced in another medium. Would've liked to have Lestat looking, well, more the aristocratic brat prince that he is Was I ever ecstatic when I got my copy of this hard-to-find graphic novel on Ebay that I immediately bidded on it. Good thing the seller also has a copy of "Queen of the Damned" (but that's another review) so got my hands on that as well. Only managed to get Issue #1 of this graphic novel but it does give you a glimpse of the adaptation done by Perozich--loved that the book was reproduced in another medium. Would've liked to have Lestat looking, well, more the aristocratic brat prince that he is *blush* and believe me, I would've been part of his coven anytime. Again, kudos since it's refreshing to have another interpretation. Although for "The Vampire Chronicles" newbie, it's better to read Anne Rice's novels first, even before watching the film adaptations. Rule of thumb: the book is ALWAYS better than the movie adaptation. Book Details: Title The Vampire Lestat: The Graphic Novel Author Faye Perozich (adapted from Anne Rice) Reviewed By Purplycookie

  10. 5 out of 5

    Yajhaira Tellado

    I love the tale, it was a turn page I don't want to put down kind of book. I will scream "leave a lone" when I was in a really good part, is a most read for those who like vampire reading. Also, for me was a shame they couldn't stand up to the writing of Anne Rice when they did the movies. I'm not saying they where bad but if they would do a re do I am all for it... it's a challenge.:)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dorie

    Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat:A Graphic Novel by Faye Perozich A good adaptation of this vampire series. It's very well done, but the quality of the artwork seems to change from frame to frame. Some are totally stunning, others look almost not finished..... Great read, and a great adaptation of a great story!!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jordan Tyler Quinn Farkas

    What else can I say that hasn't been said already about this masterpiece? Lestat is my favorite make-belueve Vampire for a reason... forget about team Edward. Team Lestat rules!

  13. 5 out of 5

    AnarchyReads

    .... Lastat..... honestly, need I say more?

  14. 4 out of 5

    Adriana CE Marghescu

    The first on Anne Rice's books that I've read was Interview With a Vampire. After that, I've read them all în a breathbeat

  15. 4 out of 5

    Vincent de Paul

    As vampire stories go, I enjoyed Interview With a Vampire, and I was eager to read another of Anne Rice's vampire stories. As much as I enjoyed this, this is my end of my liaison with Lestat ends here; though it's a good read. Set in the late 18th century to the late 1980s, the story follows the 200-year-long life of the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, and his rise from humble beginnings as impoverished nobility in the countryside of the Auvergne, to the cosmopolitan city of Paris, to becoming tran As vampire stories go, I enjoyed Interview With a Vampire, and I was eager to read another of Anne Rice's vampire stories. As much as I enjoyed this, this is my end of my liaison with Lestat ends here; though it's a good read. Set in the late 18th century to the late 1980s, the story follows the 200-year-long life of the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, and his rise from humble beginnings as impoverished nobility in the countryside of the Auvergne, to the cosmopolitan city of Paris, to becoming transformed by the Dark Gift into a vampire. After escaping his family and running off to Paris with his lover and confidante Nicolas de Lenfent, Lestat is kidnapped and bitten by the reclusive elder vampire Magnus, who kills himself that night but leaves Lestat with a tower fortress and a vast fortune. Lestat abandons Nicolas for fear of causing him harm and shuns contact with his loved ones. Instead, he decides to shower them with gifts and riches from his newfound wealth as a means to compensate his departure from their lives. Lestat's mother, Gabrielle, arrives to say goodbye to him, herself dying of consumption. In order to save her, Lestat transforms her into a vampire as well. The pair run afoul of the Children of Darkness, an ancient coven of devil-worshipping vampires led by Armand, who attack them and kidnap Nicolas to punish them for breaking vampire law. Lestat and Gabrielle rescue Nicolas. After a heated debate with Armand, Lestat causes the coven to dissolve by denouncing the old ways and encouraging the cultists to modernize. Lestat later turns Nicolas into a vampire, but the transformation drives him mad, and his resentment of Lestat quickly destroys their friendship. Severely depressed, Nicolas later commits suicide by exposing himself to the sun. Armand "shows" Lestat the history of how he was made by the powerful vampire Marius de Romanus. Compelled by the idea of Marius, Lestat leaves markings carved into rock in numerous places while traveling with Gabrielle, hoping that one day, Marius will see them and find Lestat. Whilst in Egypt, abandoned by Gabrielle, Lestat sleeps in the ground after being burned by the sun. He is recovered by Marius and is taken to his secret Mediterranean island. There, Marius shares his past with Lestat, and shows him Those Who Must Be Kept, Akasha and Enkil, who are the progenitors of all vampires. Once Marius has given his warning to Lestat not to go see them again, and leaves on a short outing, Lestat takes Nicolas's old violin and plays for the King and Queen, awakening them. Akasha feeds from Lestat as Lestat feeds from her. Then, Enkil, furious at the intrusion, attacks and nearly kills Lestat, who is saved by Marius and then sent away.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    The artwork for the graphic representation of Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat vacillates from beautiful and haunting to confused and muddled. In that regards it is much like the story itself. Lestat is a rich character and the world Rice creates is lavish and enticing. I so want to be in it in a position of power so I don't get burned, etc. I enjoyed reading this version which contains the same dialogue as the novel. The ideas of traveling the world, exploring what makes Lestat who he is, the dis The artwork for the graphic representation of Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat vacillates from beautiful and haunting to confused and muddled. In that regards it is much like the story itself. Lestat is a rich character and the world Rice creates is lavish and enticing. I so want to be in it in a position of power so I don't get burned, etc. I enjoyed reading this version which contains the same dialogue as the novel. The ideas of traveling the world, exploring what makes Lestat who he is, the discovery of powers and loneliness, and of pointlessness, as well as the interactions with characters from the last book, are great. Seeing his background and family, and the changes he went through to get where he was in Louis' story is rich. The problem is that sometimes the story meanders and the characters become the story rather than some overarching plot. That's ok sometimes, but I was left wanting more purpose. It seems a vampire story should have some grand reason, rather than basically having superhero and super villain powered people meet, talk, and part ways throughout the whole thing. I don't feel like it translated well enough to a graphic novel, maybe because they tried to be too true to the novel, if that is such a thing. The faces blended too much in this art style to the point I wasn't sure who was who at times. Some pages were masterful in composition and lighting effects. The Ones Who Must Be Kept arc held my interest wonderfully and that held magic in it. Overall I am more a fan of the world and the characters when there is something going on that must be solved, rather than the soul searching portions of her chronicles.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rosie Rechet

    Anne Rice is the progenitor and absolute authority of literary vampire lore as far as I am concerned. She has made vampires sexy in a way that no other author has. Her novels deal with the internal struggle between human morality and the need to kill and consume to maintain immortality. Lestat is a loveable devil. He ponders his existence and his purpose in the savage garden like no other. If you have met him in another Rice book (interview with a vampire perhaps) you should absolutely read this b Anne Rice is the progenitor and absolute authority of literary vampire lore as far as I am concerned. She has made vampires sexy in a way that no other author has. Her novels deal with the internal struggle between human morality and the need to kill and consume to maintain immortality. Lestat is a loveable devil. He ponders his existence and his purpose in the savage garden like no other. If you have met him in another Rice book (interview with a vampire perhaps) you should absolutely read this book which gives you a deeper understanding of his character. When Louie tells his story you only see one dimension of his being. After reading this book you will see Lestat in a whole new light, and be able to understand some of the choices he made in the first book. I also think this book is essential for developing a greater appreciation of all of Rice's other vampire chronicles. Really you shouldn't need a positive review to buy this title. If you are as intoxicated by Rice's language as I am, then you can no more deny yourself this book than Lestat could deny Akasha's invitation to taste the oldest and most powerful blood in the world.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Romeo

    To be honest, I never actually read the graphic novel version. This little rant then would go to the original novel. I had high expectations for "The Vampire Lestat"; "Interview with the Vampire" was a great read and a classic of gothic/romantic/horror literature so I was looking forward to more of the same. Unfortunately, the book dedicated to Rice's iconic character is truly a sore disappointment. It is tedious, plodding and boring. It seems Rice has fallen in love with her character, she has n To be honest, I never actually read the graphic novel version. This little rant then would go to the original novel. I had high expectations for "The Vampire Lestat"; "Interview with the Vampire" was a great read and a classic of gothic/romantic/horror literature so I was looking forward to more of the same. Unfortunately, the book dedicated to Rice's iconic character is truly a sore disappointment. It is tedious, plodding and boring. It seems Rice has fallen in love with her character, she has nothing but good things to say about him. Lestat is not the amoral killer he was depicted in the first novel, instead he chooses "bad guys" to get his daily blood fix. Lestat is a fucking Gary Stu in that he couldn't possibly go wrong. I nearly fell asleep reading this. This is a problem with a lot of the post Interview vampire novels of hers. They're all boring with none of the elements that made the first book special.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mysty Vander

    When I first heard that one of my favourite Rice novels had been made into a graphic novel, I was surprised and a little concerned. How could a graphic novel leave an imprint such as the novel did? Long answer short; it didn't. However, it left an imprint nearly as deep. The art in this graphic novel is simply breath-taking. Each stroke of the paintbrush seems to be made with such delicacy and it truly reflects the aristocracy in which Lestat is and surrounds himself with. At times the art can b When I first heard that one of my favourite Rice novels had been made into a graphic novel, I was surprised and a little concerned. How could a graphic novel leave an imprint such as the novel did? Long answer short; it didn't. However, it left an imprint nearly as deep. The art in this graphic novel is simply breath-taking. Each stroke of the paintbrush seems to be made with such delicacy and it truly reflects the aristocracy in which Lestat is and surrounds himself with. At times the art can be the perfect, haunting accompaniment with Anne Rice's classic tale. This graphic novel gave me the chance to envision Lestat, his companions, and his story like I never had before. If I were to read it for the story, I would still prefer to pick up the original novel. That being said, the art is worth the read and purchase of this book alone. Very beautiful, very exquisite, and disturbingly realistic.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lantz De

    The antics of a self absorbed blood sucker. Follow the Vampire Lestat beginning when he was a mere human living the life of a broke nobleman living in the 18th century. After his transformation everything immediately changed for him including his fortune. Anne Rice was the first to take Vampires into the modern age and made us think about what it be like to live life as a vampire through the eras while remaining eternally youthful? Lestat knows, as Anne Rice turns him into a bona-fide musical ce The antics of a self absorbed blood sucker. Follow the Vampire Lestat beginning when he was a mere human living the life of a broke nobleman living in the 18th century. After his transformation everything immediately changed for him including his fortune. Anne Rice was the first to take Vampires into the modern age and made us think about what it be like to live life as a vampire through the eras while remaining eternally youthful? Lestat knows, as Anne Rice turns him into a bona-fide musical celebrity living large in America. He becomes a vampire living in the open. Losing sight that he would be making him a living target for humans and vampires that wished him dead. The Vampire Lestat lets nothing hinder him and boldly expects danger at every turn. (Which seems to just be the everyday life of a vampire.) I enjoyed this one more than I expected... and I always expect to love Anne Rice's books.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    This will not be a critique of the original novel, Lestat, by Anne Rice, since I already love it. This will be a review on the interpretation. This is a very good interpretation of the original story, and it would be a good introduction to Anne Rice - her stories are histories within histories within histories - and this adaptation is an easy way to keep the intricacies straight. I was a bit disappointed in the depiction of Lestat. He wasn't as sinewy or pale or graceful as I see him in my mind, a This will not be a critique of the original novel, Lestat, by Anne Rice, since I already love it. This will be a review on the interpretation. This is a very good interpretation of the original story, and it would be a good introduction to Anne Rice - her stories are histories within histories within histories - and this adaptation is an easy way to keep the intricacies straight. I was a bit disappointed in the depiction of Lestat. He wasn't as sinewy or pale or graceful as I see him in my mind, and he was too muscle-y for my taste. Beautiful pictures, but they don't fit the descriptions of the characters in the book quite right. The story interpretation was spot on though, I find no errors with that. Recommended read for Anne Rice fans!

  22. 5 out of 5

    A. E. S.

    Pros: This is great for any die-hard fan of Anne Rice who wants to expand their collection. Plus, anybody who collects graphic novels and loves vampires should add this. The 1980's feel adds an air of nostalgia to this 12-part miniseries. Perozich did a great job on adapting the script! Cons: Although painstakingly painted (and what effort!), the art style bothered me. This is what slowed me down from reading it, as the only character whose design I really agreed with was Akasha and occasionally Pros: This is great for any die-hard fan of Anne Rice who wants to expand their collection. Plus, anybody who collects graphic novels and loves vampires should add this. The 1980's feel adds an air of nostalgia to this 12-part miniseries. Perozich did a great job on adapting the script! Cons: Although painstakingly painted (and what effort!), the art style bothered me. This is what slowed me down from reading it, as the only character whose design I really agreed with was Akasha and occasionally Enkil. The vampires look way too old and tired, and at times they seem far too world-weary, especially for Lestat who in the first half of the book was just "born". The last page had me gasping from the refreshing movement out of all the clunkiness - Akasha looks *amazing*!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dustin Spencer

    I am a huge Anne Rice fan, and I enjoy a good graphic novel. The novel 'The Vampire Lestat' is one of favorites in the series so when I got my hands on this I was ecstatic. I really enjoyed it, and the dialouge being the same as it is in the novel, made my heart swoon with joy. I was overjoyed to see the images of the scene with the wolves, the ones who must kept, etc. However, I found the only distraction for me was that I did not find the illustrations as gorgeous and overwhelming as I anticip I am a huge Anne Rice fan, and I enjoy a good graphic novel. The novel 'The Vampire Lestat' is one of favorites in the series so when I got my hands on this I was ecstatic. I really enjoyed it, and the dialouge being the same as it is in the novel, made my heart swoon with joy. I was overjoyed to see the images of the scene with the wolves, the ones who must kept, etc. However, I found the only distraction for me was that I did not find the illustrations as gorgeous and overwhelming as I anticipated. They are not bad by any means, I just expected a lot more. I definitely recommend this title to anyone who is an Anne Rice and may want to be introduced to graphic novels, or who are already a fan of graphic novels.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tonileg

    This is a good graphic novel based on the excellent book series by Anne Rice. This was more fun then the first book, Interview With the Vampire. I bought this when it came out in the 90's and just re-read when I was going through my childhood books. It was a bit dated, but it survived fairly well. Good fun on a dark winter night. Nothing too naughty like in the actual book. This is fine for 14+ year olds. 3 stars This is a good graphic novel based on the excellent book series by Anne Rice. This was more fun then the first book, Interview With the Vampire. I bought this when it came out in the 90's and just re-read when I was going through my childhood books. It was a bit dated, but it survived fairly well. Good fun on a dark winter night. Nothing too naughty like in the actual book. This is fine for 14+ year olds. 3 stars

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michele Brack

    #22 A graphic novel I had this graphic novel sitting on the shelf for the longest time and I always ended up putting it off because I figured since I've already read the book that the graphic novel would just be a disappointment. This was the perfect opportunity to tic that book off my unread list so that I can finally turn it the right way on my shelf. (Me and my brilliant ideas to turn the books that are still unread over on their sides still haunts my OCD to this day.) The drawings were horribl #22 A graphic novel I had this graphic novel sitting on the shelf for the longest time and I always ended up putting it off because I figured since I've already read the book that the graphic novel would just be a disappointment. This was the perfect opportunity to tic that book off my unread list so that I can finally turn it the right way on my shelf. (Me and my brilliant ideas to turn the books that are still unread over on their sides still haunts my OCD to this day.) The drawings were horrible. They made all of the vampires look old and ugly. No one would ever want to be a vampire if they saw these people walking down the street. I mean, seriously... Srs vmpyr bsns iz srs

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jaime

    I was quite disappointed at this. The book is one of the best of the original series therefore I was expecting fabulous artwork. Some of the art was OK but the artist sort bailed out in some of the more erotic scenes. I think if they were not going to cover them in the same light the book did they should have been left out. I know some of the scenes are very graphic but that is a chance you take when transferring a book to the graphic novel format. It seems as if they had put the artwork of two I was quite disappointed at this. The book is one of the best of the original series therefore I was expecting fabulous artwork. Some of the art was OK but the artist sort bailed out in some of the more erotic scenes. I think if they were not going to cover them in the same light the book did they should have been left out. I know some of the scenes are very graphic but that is a chance you take when transferring a book to the graphic novel format. It seems as if they had put the artwork of two different people in one book. The artwork has a lot to be desired.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    It's a shame that a beautifully lush story told with the freedom of the grahic novel format was bound so carelessly. Again and again, I came across places where I couldn't read the text or view the whole illustration because the pages were bound too close to the spine. To compound the poor binding, many pages were cropped poorly. Text and images were missing from the edges of pages because they had been cut away. Anne Rice's story is depicted masterfully, but the physical book was poorly execute It's a shame that a beautifully lush story told with the freedom of the grahic novel format was bound so carelessly. Again and again, I came across places where I couldn't read the text or view the whole illustration because the pages were bound too close to the spine. To compound the poor binding, many pages were cropped poorly. Text and images were missing from the edges of pages because they had been cut away. Anne Rice's story is depicted masterfully, but the physical book was poorly executed.

  28. 5 out of 5

    David Ward

    Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic Novel by Faye Perozich, Anne Rice (Original Story), John Bolton (Illustrator), Daerick Gröss (Illustrator) (Ballantine books 1991)(Fiction). This is a truly inspired rendering of Anne Rice's horror classic The Vampire Lestat as a graphic novel. The artwork, though uneven at times, comes very close to capturing the spirit of Rice's creation. This is a must-read for fans of the author, and it may tap into a new generation of fans. My rating: 7.5/10, finish Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic Novel by Faye Perozich, Anne Rice (Original Story), John Bolton (Illustrator), Daerick Gröss (Illustrator) (Ballantine books 1991)(Fiction). This is a truly inspired rendering of Anne Rice's horror classic The Vampire Lestat as a graphic novel. The artwork, though uneven at times, comes very close to capturing the spirit of Rice's creation. This is a must-read for fans of the author, and it may tap into a new generation of fans. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 8/19/14.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nerissa

    One of my alltime favorite books. A vampire tale on the surface, but an intropective look at life, love, salvation, betrayal, redemption and the catholic religion (the Author's religous upbringing), in a vampire tale. The themes throughout her novels remain the same. If you want to read this, you should read "Interview with a Vampire" first. Most of Anne Rice's work deal with the above and religion. I LOVE most of her books!!!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sammi McSporran

    Borrowed this book from a friend to read on holiday a couple of years ago, and have since bought it myself. This is a beautifully illustrated retelling of The Vampire Lestat, that brings the characters to life in stunning and colourful detail. The graphic novel is very true to the original story, with many of the best moments preserved in their entirety. A great companion to the original novel for any Anne Rice fan!

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