Interview with A Vampire – Anne Rice
Vampires, horror, fiction.
A vampire seeks out this interviewer to record and
tell his story of his life. He tells how he was transformed into a vampire and
how he struggled to survive. This vampire witnessed a lot of events throughout
his lifetime and is not shy to tell all.
I love the idea and simplicity of this intense novel. I had read this years ago and recently decided to reread the novel. I forgot how chilling the novel is and how intricate the plot was. I highly recommend reading this if one is interested in vampires of the no sparkling kind. Anne Rice is queen for making vampire horror fiction.
Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
Classic English literature, fiction.
John Clayton took his wife, Alice, on an expedition in
hopes of finding new land and such. When mutiny happens, he and his wife is
sparred but left on an island to fend for themselves while waiting to be
rescued. Accepting fate that they are not to be rescued by no one, John and
Alice take refuge on the island and brave the island like their ancestors had
done before. His wife borne a son and a year later dies. Leaving John to
protect himself and the baby. Sadly, as a group of gorillas come upon the cottage,
he is brutally killed. His son was rescued by the female gorilla by the name of
Kala. After losing her own baby, she sees the baby as an opportunity to raise a
child. As time progresses, young Tarzan learns to survive in the jungle, doing
what it takes to survive. Young Tarzan learns of a man-made cabin and discovers
literature inside. Up until his young adulthood he had no clue of other beings
that were like him. Tarzan realizes he is a man and not an ape. When more of
his kind arrive in the Jungle, Tarzan obsesses over Jane Porter and takes her
with him. Tarzan goes with Jane Porter to where his kind are and where he truly
I really enjoyed reading this classical novel very
much. It is an incredible book about man versus man, man versus nature, and man
versus himself. The ability to survive and live through times where it’s
dangerous as well as harsh conditions is expressed in this novel. This was not
what I had expected and completely different from Disney’s Tarzan. It might be
a bit sadder, but it is a good read. I highly recommend giving this novel a
chance. I purely thought that I was going to hate this book but nope, it’s my
favorite now. I prefer this version over Disney’s version because this is
reality versus cartoon fantasy. It had a satisfying ending for me, and it was a
cliff hanger. Also knowing that there is an actual sequel I plan to read the
sequel as well.