Tag: Cult

Anne Rice – Interview with the Vampire | Review

Title: Interview with the Vampire

Author: Anne Rice

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 368

Rating: 3.75/5

 

Anne Rice - Interview with the Vampire

Anne Rice – Interview with the Vampire

 

I’ve known about this book for a while, but for one reason or another I never got round to reading it. Then I saw a copy of it lying around in a charity shop and it seemed like a good time to pick it up. And then I found a bunch of friends on BookTube who wanted to buddy read it with me. Bonus.

The good news is that I did *like* this book, it just didn’t blow my mind as much as I thought it would. My favourite part of it was actually examining the way that Rice used vampire lore and relating it back to other vampire books. Lestat is a great character too, and the way that it’s basically an oral history of Lestat reminded me of Rant by Chuck Palahniuk, But that’s a good thing, because I liked that book.

Rice is a good writer and she did a great job here, but I don’t necessarily think that it was for me. I was expecting to like it more than I did, but I did find it atmospheric and there were a couple of plot points that really worked for me. I just don’t want to tell you what they are because I don’t want to spoil them for you. I was also quite impressed at the way that she built tension through the way that the interview progressed, when it would be easy for it to lose some of its impact because we’re hearing about things that happened instead of witnessing them first hand.

All in all though, this was decent enough and I’m glad that I read it, I’m just not sure whether I’ll read more in the series unless I spot the books going cheap. There’s also a movie based on it, and I think I remember my dad watching it when I was a kid, although I was too young to watch it with him. It’s my understanding that it’s a cult classic and so I might just have to see if it’s on Netflix  or something.

 

Anne Rice

Anne Rice

 

Click here to buy Interview with the Vampire.

 


Rob Grant and Doug Naylor – Son of Soup | Review

Title: Son of Soup

Author: Rob Grant and Doug Naylor

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 166

Rating: 4*/5

 

Rob Grant and Doug Naylor - Son of Soup

Rob Grant and Doug Naylor – Son of Soup

 

This book is effectively the sequel to Primordial Soup, and so as such it’s just a collection of six more of “the least worst scripts” from the cult favourite sci-fi show. It’s not going to make much sense if you read it out of context, but it’s a great read for a die-hard fan who’s seen every episode, like myself.

In this collection, then, we have the scripts for Gunmen of the Apocalypse, Holoship, Camille, Backwards, Kryten and Me2, and that in itself is pretty cool because it gives you an interesting cross-section of different series. It’s also interesting to see some of the bits that were cut out from the final shows, which makes it an Easter egg fest for viewers of the show.

All in all, not for everyone – but pretty good if you’re already a fan of the series.

 

Grant Naylor

Grant Naylor

 

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