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Day 21 – Favorite romantic/sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)

Louis and Lestat. Interview With A Vampire, the one Anne Rice book that I loved and made me waste hours of my life reading the rest of her books with the vain hope that she could match this one. Yeah, she doesn't. The Vampire Lestat is fine reading (I didn't like it, but it was good nonetheless), and Queen of the Damned is the last one I can safely recommend, though I feel like it abandons all the personal, emotion-driven storytelling that makes the first two books strong.

Anyway, I thought they were cute, and I like how tragic their relationship was. I don't mean like R&J tragic, though they were all fucked from the start, but more that it shows their romance, if you can even call it that, the furthest thing from romantic. They're vampires. I feel like that's how it's supposed to be. Anyway, I lose a lot of interest in them once Lestat takes up the POV character mantle in later books. I liked him better as an tragic anti-villain than as a well-meaning anti-hero. Louis I still adored now though, character bastardization aside (he's always been dumb as a brick, so it's not all that much of a bastardization, really). He's my favorite whiny little whiner ever. I want to pinch his cheeks.

Day 01 – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)
Day 02 – A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about
Day 03 – The best book you’ve read in the last 12 months
Day 04 – Your favorite book or series ever
Day 05 – A book or series you hate
Day 06 – Favorite book of your favorite series OR your favorite book of all time
Day 07 – Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise
Day 08 – A book everyone should read at least once
Day 09 – Best scene ever
Day 10 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 – A book that disappointed you
Day 12 – A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times
Day 13 – Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!)
Day 14 – Favorite character in a book (of any sex or gender)
Day 15 – Your “comfort” book
Day 16 – Favorite poem or collection of poetry
Day 17 – Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)
Day 18 – Favorite beginning scene in a book
Day 19 – Favorite book cover (bonus points for posting an image!)
Day 20 – Favorite kiss
Day 21 – Favorite romantic/sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 22 – Favorite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 23 – Most annoying character ever
Day 24 – Best quote from a novel
Day 25 – Any five books from your “to be read” stack
Day 26 – OMG WTF? OR most irritating/awful/annoying book ending
Day 27 – If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)!
Day 28 – First favorite book or series obsession
Day 29 – Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)
Day 30 – What book are you reading right now?

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Date: 2010-12-10 02:37 am (UTC)
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I liked TVL a lot and didn't like Interview, but I think that's bc I read TVL first. In that order, Interview was kinda boring because I already knew what happens and because Lestat was too familiar to impress me in any of the parts of Interview that are supposed to feel impressive.

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Date: 2010-12-10 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, that would probably do it. I didn't like TVL because it delves into Anne Rice's vision of Lestat too much, which is a lot less interesting than the same character in Interview, I think. She puts him on a pedestal and makes him a tragic, misunderstood hero, while I adored him as a selfish jackass with style. TVL is certainly the superior book though; Interview reads like a fanfic.


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