The Tale of the Body Thief

Tale of the Body Thief
Author: Anne Rice

The fourth in the Vampire Chronicles. This time it focuses on Lestat and his wish to be mortal again, even if it is for just a short period of time. He finds a mortal to switch bodies with for two days while he experiences mortal joys like orange juice and horrors like getting a cold. Will the mortal be willing to give up his supernatural powers and immortality like he promised?

This book could have been shorter. It dragged the first 100 pages or so with some talk about God and the Devil. It was just so boring. Lestat was talking to his friend David, who refused to be turned into a vampire after years and years of Lestat asking. They talked about good and evil and blah blah blah. Once they moved on past that, they actually came to the plot of the story. I really didn’t think any of that furthered the main plot at all. It also made me want to stop reading it.

After the actual introduction of the body thief, which seriously doesn’t happen until after 100 pages, it is interesting, with Lestat being in a human body and then trying to get his body back.

I think the book would have been better with almost the first 100 pages gone. The very beginning should be there, leave all the good/evil talk out, and then move on! Due to the blabbing, this would have been my least favorite out of the vampire chronicles.

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