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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (4 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099548135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099548133
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 264,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anne Rice is the author of internationally bestselling books including 'The Vampire Chronicles' (from Interview with the Vampire to Blood Canticle), her 'Mayfair Witches' sequence, Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

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"A modern Paradise Lost" (Washington Post)

"Lavish description, rapid narrative, gorgeous costume, and larger-than-life heroes, all against the biggest concept of them all: immortality" (Guardian)

"Startling, fiendish, compelling" (New York Daily News)

"Rice's most passionate and inventive work since Interview With the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity and tells a tale as old as Scripture's legends and as modern as today's religious strife" (Mikal Gilmore Rolling Stone)

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In this terrifying novel from the phenomenally successful Anne Rice, the illustrious vampire Lestat makes a Faustian pact with Devil

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Scott on 9 Nov. 2008
Format: Paperback
After reading the first four books of the vampire chronicles, Memnoch the devil is a pretty big disappointment. The first few chapters are promising and quite a good read but now i'm forcing myself to read it to the end, whereas, usually i can't put her novels down. It is way too theological, and seems to lose the vampire plot completely, i don't really see where it ties in.
It is well written, of course, and still has the emotion and atmosphere of an Anne Rice novel but is a bit tedious and hard to follow at times.
I would say read it if you plan on reading The Vampire Armand, if not i wouldn't bother (i'm 19, atheist and have not yet finished the book)

I love Anne Rice's writing i just think she ran away with the idea a bit or maybe its not my thing. I will still be reading The Vampire Armand
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Philosopher on 31 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
When it comes to novels, I tend not to read into the reviews of others too much as, after all, it's a matter of taste an opinion. Nonetheless, I intend to share my review regardless! In this case, the reviews seem (to me) to be right in that this is a "weaker" novel than they previous chronicles. I myself, believe that "The Tale of The Body Thief" is weaker than the first three as well. This book, although focusing on Lestat, lacks the focus on him that the others have had. Yes this novel is theological and somewhat philosophical. I don't mind that however (being a Philosophy graduate) and I found Rice's take on creation and the "war" between God and the Devil very interesting.
What is present in this novel, is Rice's brilliant, sensual and captivating writing.
I am currently reading "The Vampire Armand" and again it seems that Anne Rice has yet to rediscover the brilliance of the first three chronicles. However, that being said, this is not a bad novel at all. Trying to match the (in my opinion) brilliance of the earlier chronicles was never going to be easy. Rice delivers a well written story from the eyes of our favourite anti hero Lestat, and although it is slightly less successful than her early chronicles, if you are like me and found yourself captivated from page one of "Interview with the Vampire", you will want to read this regardless of anyone elses opinions. Anne Rice won me over completely, particularly with "The Vampire Lestat", and I intend to continue reading her work until the end of (and past) the Vampire Chronicles.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Sept. 2000
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Although the previous 4 volumes of the Vampire Chronicals were excellent, partically the 3 volumes concerning the vampire Lestat, this was a poor attempt to contine the series regarding Lestat but how could one top The Tale of the Body Thief? This volume basically covers Anne Rice's views about heaven and hell, how the earth was formed and the atrocities that have been committed in the name of religion over the centuries, supposedly viewed by Lestat. Maybe Ms. Rice fell in love with her creation as much as every reader of the chronicles have and wanted one more volume to continue her affair with Lestat. A poor final volume on Lestat
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Sept. 2000
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Loved Interview, Lestat, Queen of the Dammed and Tale of the Body Thief. I forced myself to finish this one as I had to know how Lestat ended up. Too much theology for my tastes: I'm open to religous arguments, but they really don't sit well here, they bog you down and you can lose the thread of the story. If you have or plan to read Armand, it will tell you what you need to know from this book. A disappointing exit for my favourite fictional character.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca on 5 Jun. 2010
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I just wish that it hadn't been part of the Vampire Chronicles. Sure, you can offer other possible explanations, but having a character show up and--fairly convincingly, at least--introduce himself as the Devil (complete with feud-with-God backstory) threw a level of metaphysical certainty into Lestat's world that ultimately stole some of the character's poignancy. (Sidenote: When Rice started writing this one, she actually hadn't intended it to be part of the Vampire Chronicles. Sadly, she found that she liked Lestat's voice for the narrator, and simply folded it in.)

That said? Whatever your literary tastes, Rice is at the very least quite good at what she does, and this book is an excellent stand-alone tale, as Anne Rice books go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eleni TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Oct. 2010
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Let me first say that I have read almost all of the vampire novels by Anne Rice and I absolutely love them, so never in my wildest nightmares did I expect to find one of her books so disappointing that I would consider rating it with anything less then five stars.

In his prologue, Lestat describes his undoubtedly irresistible self and adds "Is it enough to make you want to read my story? Have you perhaps read my stories of the vampires before? Here's the catch: it doesn't matter here that I`m a vampire." and his statement is correct but that is the least of the book's problems.

Lestat after the events described in the previews novel, The Tale of the Body Thief, finds himself drifting in New York City, obsessed with a potential victim the mobster Roger and his televangelist daughter Dora; the Brat Prince's latest infatuation. After he finally kills Roger and has a long conversation with his ghost; which is a long narration of the very unsympathetic Roger's life, that adds nothing to the story, Lestat has a feeling that he is been watched. Indeed the Devil (he prefers being called Memnoch) comes along and he offers Lestat a deal, anything familiar with this story? Faust perhaps? Lestat accepts to fallow him, in order to discover the truth about the God- Devil disagreement, who the bad guy really is, and whether he wants to join the very attractive Memnoch as God's adversary. The Devil then takes him on a journey to the past, to heaven and to hell.
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