IT’S TIME. IT’S TIME AGAIN AT LAST TO TALK ABOUT MY BOY.
…..Perhaps I get ahead of myself. I believe we left off with Lestat making one of his usual Good Decisions, didn’t we?
Not QUITE an episode of Trash & Treasures, but it felt important to begin 2017 this way: drunk and distracting ourselves with garbage.
Okay, so there are these vampires, right? And they all originated from this time a demon possessed a human, yeah? Well it turns out we’re all connected by magic ethereal blood tentacles and….
Yeah, lemme get a drink before we get any further into this.
Hey, you ever wanna feel really fucking depressed? Try reading Prince Lestat and then coming back to this book. Nothing like remembering the later books turn Lestat into a remorseless rapist who bends every character in the plot to his whim, thus ensuring that no one will ever ever call him on his bullshit ever again (except Gabrielle, whom the later books like to remind us is just a heartless harpy, y’all).
Let’s pretend we can go back to a time where this sweet boy is still trying his best.
It’s time to talk about Lestat. You remember Lestat, don’t you? The one who came up out of nowhere to take these books in a completely different direction, the one who eventually could do no wrong?
We’ll be covering a slightly shorter segment of actual text this round, since there’s a whole bunch of setup and context we need to discuss before going forward. Also, this book is a good deal longer than Interview (my 1st edition of IWTV clocks in at a little over 300 pages, while my trade copy of TVL runs 550, with thinner pages and smaller typeset), so we’ll probably be riding this train on into the new year. Hopefully it’s an entertaining ride.
….I also better reiterate my fondness for these books right here and now, because the claws are gonna come out for a bit.