The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice (The Vampire Chronicles: Book 4)

(9.0/10) As rich, as violent, as sensual as the three runaway bestsellers that preceded it.

In Miami, 1992, a tropical garden of a city where corruption pulses beneath the lush surface is the perfect city for a vampire. Yet Lestat - hero, rock star, incorrigible seducer and the most powerful and sensual vampire of them all - prowls this savage garden in desperate misery. Restlessly pursuing the mystery of his dark existence, Lestat yearns to think, breathe and feel as a man, free of his nightmare immortality. When, stalked in his turn by the only creature able to grant his desire, Lestat rashly seizes the chance. While the Body Thief, cloaked in Lestat's immortal powers, lays a trail of carnage across America and the Caribbean, Lestat himself is abandoned to the fragility of human life, and discovers that a mortal body is no fit receptacle for a vampire's soul. Rejected by the other vampires, a tormented and appallingly vulnerable Lestat is forced to seek human help to recover his vampire self; help he abuses unforgivably when, in a mesmerizing climax, he succumbs to the basest urge in any nature.

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Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series


Interview with the Vampire

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 1
9.0/10

Blood Canticle

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 10
5.0/10

The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 2
9.0/10

The Queen of the Damned

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 3
9.0/10

The Tale of the Body Thief

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 4
9.0/10

Memnoch the Devil

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 5
7.0/10

The Vampire Armand

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 6
7.0/10

Merrick

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 7
7.0/10

Blood and Gold

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 8
8.0/10

Blackwood Farm

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 9
8.0/10

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