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[[ Read Pdf ]] ⚣ Memnoch the Devil Ç In the fifth Vampire Chronicle, Lestat is searching for Dora, the beautiful and charismatic mortal daughter of a drug lord Dora has moved Lestat like no other mortal ever has, and he cannot get her out of his visions At the same time, he is increasingly aware that the Devil knows who he is and wants something from him While torn betwen his vampire world and his passion for Dora, Lestat is sucked in by Memnoch, who claims to be the Devil himself Memnoch presents Lestat with unimagined opportunities to witness creation, to visit purgatory, to be treated like a prophet Lestat faces a choice between the Devil or God Whom does he believe in Who does he serve What are the element of religious belief Lestat finds himself caught in a whirlpool of the ultimate choice I read the first three books in The Vampire Chronicles a long time ago, and I enjoyed them very much A friend of mine told me to skip The Tale of the Body Thief, so that s why I chose to jump ahead and read this, the fifth book in the series I got my copy at a thrift store for a dollar a few years back In this book, the vampire Lestat is stalking a drug overlord named Roger, who deals in cocaine and stolen art Apparently, he s also killed a lot of people, he s supposed to be a really bad gu I read the first three books in The Vampire Chronicles a long time ago, and I enjoyed them very much A friend of mine told me to skip The Tale of the Body Thief, so that s why I chose to jump ahead and read this, the fifth book in the series I got my copy at a thrift store for a dollar a few years back In this book, the vampire Lestat is stalking a drug overlord named Roger, who deals in cocaine and stolen art Apparently, he s also killed a lot of people, he s supposed to be a really bad guy remember most of Anne Rice s vampires only feed off the blood of the evil doer During this time Lestat discovers that Roger has a daughter who is a Televangelist and is deeply religious, and Lestat falls in love with her While Lestat is tracking Roger the cocaine lord, Lestat is being stalked by something else which turns out to be the Devil himself The Devil reveals to Lestat that his real name is Memnoch and hates to be called Lucifer, Satan, or any of the other names the Devil is referred to Memnoch also believes that he is not Evil, or at least that s what he insists to Lestat Memnoch the Devil wants to get Lestat to work for him, and he takes him on a journey through Heaven as well as Hell, along with some other places and points in human history There is also a long part in the book where Memnoch tells Lestat his whole story of how he began and how he came to be the Devil It s a very long part of the book.think of that part as Interview with the Vampire Devil.Now Anne Rice is good, but sometimes her stories get a little weird For instance, there is one part in the book where Memnoch view spoiler brings Lestat to the Crucifixion, and Lestat bites Jesus on the neck with his vampire fangs and drinks some of his blood hide spoiler Yikes, that is fucked up I liked this book a lot I feel like some deeply religious people might have some problems with it, in fact I believe I did hear that it was somewhat controversial when it first came out But againI liked it a lot It was different, and it was nice to return to Anne Rice s world of vampires after such a long time So five stars Now I m off to read Prince Lestat Memnoch the Devil was nothing like what I was expecting as the next installment of The Vampire Chronicles Absolutely drenched in theological argument, Memonch the Devil is not for anyone who dislikes religion in their fiction.Only two things happened in this entire book Lestat stalked a victim for the first third of the book He then spent the last two thirds of the book talking to the devil and occasionally God It was written as what appeared to be an extremely long winded interview think Memnoch the Devil was nothing like what I was expecting as the next installment of The Vampire Chronicles Absolutely drenched in theological argument, Memonch the Devil is not for anyone who dislikes religion in their fiction.Only two things happened in this entire book Lestat stalked a victim for the first third of the book He then spent the last two thirds of the book talking to the devil and occasionally God It was written as what appeared to be an extremely long winded interview think Interview with the Vampire with Lestat as the interviewer.The basic premise of the novel and especially the detail with which Memnoch described the creation of Earth could have been enjoyable if Lestat didn t interrupt constantly with annoying and mostly pointless questions, as though reminding readers he was still there Memnoch the Devil was dry reading and dragged along slowly It was imaginative, but the way the story was told was extremely dull This is one of Anne Rice s best works in my opinion It is part of the vampire series, but you should be able to understand enjoy the book without reading the others.The vampire, Lestat, is taken to heaven, hell, and back in time to creation and during the Christ era by Memnoch, the devil The story told is one very different than the Bible, but it s good I love Anne Rice s books because she tells the story in a way that it could be true Anyways, it s a good book, but if you get upset by peo This is one of Anne Rice s best works in my opinion It is part of the vampire series, but you should be able to understand enjoy the book without reading the others.The vampire, Lestat, is taken to heaven, hell, and back in time to creation and during the Christ era by Memnoch, the devil The story told is one very different than the Bible, but it s good I love Anne Rice s books because she tells the story in a way that it could be true Anyways, it s a good book, but if you get upset by people twisting the stories of the Bible, it s probably not for you Go read one of her new books like Christ the Lord Anything she wrote after she was born again Memnoch the Devil takes Lestat on an extremely long tour of the past, creation, angels, evolution, the passion of Christ andbecause he has a job proposition for the Brat PrinceMemnoch the Devil, also known as the Bible according to Anne Rice or Anne Rice s theological musings Perhaps even Memnoch lectures you endlessly while Lestat practices his melodrama.What it isn t, is much of a story or a plot For a story or a plot to happen, well, things have to happen Things do not happen Memnoch the Devil takes Lestat on an extremely long tour of the past, creation, angels, evolution, the passion of Christ andbecause he has a job proposition for the Brat PrinceMemnoch the Devil, also known as the Bible according to Anne Rice or Anne Rice s theological musings Perhaps even Memnoch lectures you endlessly while Lestat practices his melodrama.What it isn t, is much of a story or a plot For a story or a plot to happen, well, things have to happen Things do not happen Oh there s something tucked at the beginning There s something tucked at the end a teeny tiny something But that s itThe rest of lecture Info dump ONE LONG INFODUMP One horrendously long, unbelievably unnecessary info dump An info dump that I cannot even imagine having even the slightest relevance to the series It really is just one long exposition on what the Bible could mean or a spin on it or on the nature of god It s a vast amount of world building that is utterly irrelevant to anything the vampires do in their daily livesIf Lestat weren t being dragged around to occasionally declare himself impressed awed horrified it wouldn t be relevant at all The vampires are utterly superfluous to this story All of the characters are utterly superfluous to this story It may as well have been one long the logical lecture inly told in the most long winded, dullest way possible.I d like to writeon this since it is the vast majority of the book, but there really is nothingto say It s just a big splurge of theological theory pretending to be a novel It s completely irrelevant, not very interesting and probably better suited to analysis in a seminary than actually read as a novel in the ongoing vampire series.But looking at the bits that actually involve the vampires rather than some of the dreariest and long winded exposition I have ever had the displeasure to ready, and it s not much better orsensible Perhaps because these little add ons have just been forced to try and drag this info dump into her worldLestat fell in love with his victim I can buy that s imply because within 10 seconds of meeting just about anyone, Lestat falls in love with them It s what he does, it allows evenpointless melodrama So we get a really long and pointless backstory on this man and some books he read which seem to bepart of the endless theological debate that basically comes down to sex and pleasure and love are not bad things Suffering is not valuable Seriously, that s this entire damn theological diatribe that took an entire book to relate summed up in one sentence which is never gain relevant This goes on for countless pointless pages where we learn the pointless minutiae of someone who DOES NOT MATTERAaargh, this is something I ve seen in Anne Rice s novels time and again especially n Queen of the Damned and The Witching Hour every character briefly mentioned will get this endless examination of their lives We do not need this much detail about every irrelevant side characterAnd there s Dora, I m going to leave aside the bizarre menstruation feeding, and just ask what is wrong with this woman Lestat comes to her having killed her dad and she starts calling him darling Where did darling come from What Why And she goes from not caring about relics because they re just physical objects and faith comes from within, to being completely enraptured and obsessive about a relic Her characterisation didn t even begin to make senseWe do have the everyone is bisexual continuation since even Lestat s victims were But it s, again, not conveyed well For a start the whole religious monologue that consumes this book puts the love for men and women as a dramatic holy amazing experience and it s always men and women The divine heterosexual is really strong there.And his new bisexual victim, Roger, slept with women and boys Why are we expressly saying boys there And the only partner we learn any detail about is, of course, a woman which is very reminiscent of the same problems in The Tale of the Body ThiefRead More