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Tale of the Body Thief, The

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  • Tale of the Body Thief, The
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • Publisher: Knopf : Distributed by Random House
  • Year: 1993
  • Country: US
  • 448 pages
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Lestat tells of his recent folly in attempting to return to mortality. He despairs of his present 200 years of life and then goes to the Gobi desert to commit suicide by flying into the sun. But death by sunlight is too painful to bear.

So when he is approached by Raglen James--a con artist who has been kicked out of the secret psychic organization The Talamasca, good guys with a computerized record of all major evil events caused by nasty spirits, and who has learned the trick of body switching--Lestat is fatally seduced into switching bodies with James for two nights and a day. Sweet-smelling, cruel, proud, self-pitying, death-proof, snotty, multi-billionaire honcho vampire Lestat finds himself in the tall, handsome body of a man who bears every human frailty, suffers proneness to a killer cold that lands him in the hospital, has mortal fears by the dozen, synapses much slower than Lestat's, sloshy flesh that twists with hunger, always feels leaden, and must descend to the horrid stinks of the toilet. He's robbed blind by James, a great hacker thief, and falls in love with a Catholic nun--while James, on a blood-flying rampage, won't give Lestat his body back.

Qvamp says:

While the queer vampires of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles are well known, this book centers on a gay mortal who interacts directly with queer vampires, Louis and Lestat.

While this book does provide an unusual transformation, it is nowhere as good as the first two, nor even the third.

Rating C
Queer Vampire Rating C+
Amount of Gay Content alluded to


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By: Kingy ( kda873@aol.com )
Overall Rating: A     Queer vampire Rating: A    

Obviously Lestat is as adventurous in this book as he is fabulous. If you haven't read this book already you very much should. Any fans of the past Vampire Chronicles will very much find a new villain and they will see more of the beautiful relationship between Lestat and David Talbot and so this is a great book (even if the book also contains a love between him and a mortal girl but it doesn't matter really lol.) This is an rockin book tht fans of vampires should seriously check out. :)


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