Memnoch the Devil (2020)

Memnoch the Devil 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 ou
  • Title: Memnoch the Devil
  • Author: Anne Rice
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  • Page: 429
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Memnoch the Devil
    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 passionIn 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
    Memnoch the Devil Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice Feb , I like her version of the Devil and the plot between God and the Devil I also liked her description of heaven and hell The character Memnoch is complex and you want to read and about him, truly I really enjoyed him as a character and Rice s description of the events leading to how he became the Devil. Memnoch the Devil Memnoch the Devil Audible Audio Edition Feb , MEMNOCH THE DEVIL is a controversial work, without question, as it takes us on an examination of the Christian religion, with Lestat being the central character that is faced with his grandest moment yet of self reflection and questioning of everything he ever thought true in his years of existence as the Devil himself takes him through Memnoch the Devil The Vampire Chronicles, by Anne Rice Jul , Memnoch the Devil takes Lestat on an extremely long tour of the past, creation, angels, evolution, the passion of Christ and because he has a job proposition for the Brat Prince Memnoch the Devil, also known as the Bible according to Anne Rice or Anne Rice s theological musings Perhaps even Memnoch lectures you Memnoch the Devil Anne Rice We meet Memnoch, the devil In this book Lestat will tell us all the secrets of heaven and hell. Mortals and the undead alike have gotten this story all wrong.d Memnoch is here to set the story straight Yes, the devil is an outcast, but was the banishment just What did Memnoch learn when he was cast down to earth to live as mortals do Memnoch the Devil The Vampire Chronicles, Book Kindle From here on, the book might have been called Interview with the Devil by a Vampire It s a rousing story interrupted by a long debate with the devil Memnoch isn t the devil as ordinarily conceived he got the boot from God because he objected to God s heartless indifference to human misery Memnoch takes Lestat to heaven, hell, and
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    1. 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 Interv [...]

    2. 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 tw [...]

    3. At the time that I read this book I was an agnostic, pagan, ex catholic, confused about religion person Anne Rice s technique and passion is so persuasive that I was a true believer after reading this book And this was before she converted back to Catholicism She is just so powerful, her narrative technique is, I want to say, loving towards her reader I think her love for the characters she s created makes that happen Anyway, this one is a must for followers of the chronicles and fans of Lestat [...]

    4. This was the last Anne Rice book that I ever personally plan to read, because after reading this I went into a three month fit of depression.The events in this book were just so powerful and terrible in some cases that my mind couldn t take it While I m not going to say that I wouldn t recommend the book to people, I would at least put up the warning that a person may want to be weary about it if they aren t of any particular religion Also, by the end of the book, Lestat had changed in many ways [...]

    5. Memnoch the Devil takes Lestat on an extremely long tour of the past, creation, angels, evolution, the passion of Christ and because 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 som [...]

    6. MEMNOCH THE DEVIL is a brilliant reinvention of good and evil I still think about this book 16 years after I read it One of my all time favorites Rice was at the top of her game here.

    7. 5.0 stars Except for The Queen of the Damned, this may be my favorite installment of the Vampire Chronicles I loved the descriptions of both heaven and hell and the arguments between Lestat and Memnoch regarding the nature of good and evil Highly Recommended

    8. In Memnoch the Devil, Anne Rice has allowed herself to indulge in an orgy of purple prose We hear so much about the lush greenery of the early Earth that we begin to forget what the story is about And because of this, not much actually happens in the story If this book were made into a film, in fact, it would probably be no than 20 minutes long.Aside from that, this isn t much of a vampire chronicle The purpose of this book seems not to be to tell a tale of the vampires, but only to further Ric [...]

    9. This is the 5th book in the Vampire Chronicles series, picking up after the events of the Tale of the Body Thief Lestat once again feels that he s being followed, except this time, it is not by a human being, but by the Devil himself The Devil, who prefers to go by the name of Memnoch and not Satan or Lucifer , approaches Lestat because he wants him to be his assistant Memnoch takes Lestat through the story of Creation, takes him into Heaven and Hell, and explains his disagreements with God I fo [...]

    10. It would be a bit pointless to be reading Rice s books without having a notion of her journey through being catholic agnostic catholic bitching about catholic church Since last book of the series, The Tale of the Body Thief, Rice seems to be trying to write down and refine her thoughts on the way she perceives the catholics religion, God, the Devil, and the moral obligations underlined by them In the previous book this is somehow a secondary topic barely touching the idea of the imperfect God an [...]

    11. Finishing this book was a chore A sad realization considering how much I loved Anne Rice s previous books, but boy am I happy to be done with this one.My reading experience can be summarized the following way Yay Lestat , ok I m bored, holy mother of vodka this is dull, should I drink maybe if I had a drink this would be easier, oh well heaven sounds interesting, yup still bored, ARE YOU KDDING ME , boooooooooreeeeeeeeeeed, OMFG EW and IS IT OVER YET There is virtually no narration Instead there [...]

    12. I deeply admired Interview w its rich writing style of place and period, and its dispassionate portrayal of characters like Claudia, who after being a 6 year old vampire for decades has become a steely eyed predator ahem instead of a 100 year old vampire vegan w an insatiable desire tot through high school english again and again The Vampire Lestat was equally good w a wonderful shift in perspective that gave a great new spin to the character an events that transpired The books that followed wer [...]

    13. Phfft Flarp Argghh This book was so stupid I was really looking forward to reading the entire Vampire series especially after I really enjoyed Tale of the Body Thief but this one is just terrible 3 4 of the book is a monologue by Memnoch which is so boring and parochial he just keeps repeating himself It s like Anne Rice forgot how to write Lestat does almost nothing the whole book Notable hilarious exception involves a woman s menstrual blood which is mentioned about 6 times throughout the whol [...]

    14. Here we are on book number 5 for the Vampire Chronicles The narrator has to this point remained the same and has done an immaculate job bringing all of these characters to life Lestat is once again sensing a presence around him But this isn t just any presence This is an evil presence Could it in fact be the devil himself What you must understand about Lesat is that through this entire series he seems to be warring with himself He just cannot come to terms with what he is He doesn t know if he i [...]

    15. Lestat has come a long way from whence we first met him He has known mortal pain and chose his vampiric fate over a chance at salvation Lestat sought to find the answers to his unanswerable questions where is God Am I damned Now, Lestat will find the answers to these questions We meet Memnoch, the devil In this book Lestat will tell us all the secrets of heaven and hell Mortals and the undead alike have gotten this story all wrong.d Memnoch is here to set the story straight Yes, the devil is an [...]

    16. I L O V E D this book Very intriguing with its ideas and topics, highly unusual and controversial to say the least In short, an awesome story of the vampire chronicles that just continues to mesmerize its readers Same series, totally different direction A Rice is a talented author Hard to put this down.

    17. When Anne Rice fans are asked which of her books they feel most passionate about whether positively or negatively the answer is almost invariable Memnoch the Devil Acting as a bit of a precursor to Rice s Christian fiction novels of the mid 00s, this book is tonally out of step with the previous Vampire Chronicles save for, perhaps, Interview With the Vampire, as this too has the feel of an interview in spots And seems to be cause for great joy, and disgust, in many readers Lestat wants to know [...]

    18. When I started out reading this series, a friend warned me that some books would be heavily impacted by Christian notions Now, this is not a bad thing per se but I tend to struggle with books that focus too much on religious aspects I thought the worst was behind me when I finished book 3 Book 4 The Tale of the Body Thief was amazing and I had great hopes for book 5.A book that features devil in its title might easily be about religion but I wasn t prepared for the amount of theological discussi [...]

    19. When a writer pens down a plot based on the evergreen bestselling book, people are bound to sit up and take notice This I suppose was Anne Rice s idea behind Memnoch the Devil I haven t read even one of the Vampire Chronicles and the only other Anne Rice book I read to date was a load of crap named Violin Memnoch surprised me with its vast scope but starting off with an intriguing plot thread, it soon degenerated to a very flat and predictable ending.Consider this, the devil taking along a vampi [...]

    20. Seriously Anne Rice was a Born Again Christian when she wrote this book It shows Too bad Lestat as a wannabee saint Please.

    21. Just when I thought that this series couldn t get any deeper, MEMNOCH THE DEVIL became the next book to read in this incredibly deep, rich and complex vampire mythology I had previously heard from some reviewers that the previous book in this series, THE TALE OF THE BODY THEIF, is where the series begins to take a turn for the worse and that this book is where it all bottomed out and became virtually unreadable and to those reviewers I ask Did we read the same books If those reviewers were looki [...]

    22. This book was genius and turned concepts based on traditional ideology, upside down It wasn t about good and evil which is boring, in comparison , but suggests A truth which is that we can never know THE real truth about supernatural things, including God It shows how eager we are to believe in something, even Lestat, a vampire and the main character and also THE Lestat , needed to believe Anne Rice said of this book I was also tormented by a multitude of theological and sociological questions, [...]

    23. I was initially horrified with the premise of this book as part of the Vampire Chronicles I expected that it would be another tale of vampirism, or of Lestat, but instead it focuses mainly on the story of Creation and the great misunderstanding between God and the Devil which leads to the Devil ruling over Hell as related by Memnoch the aforementioned Devil to Lestat in a journey of earth, Heaven and Hell I wouldn t normally choose a book that focuses so much on religion unless as an argument ag [...]

    24. Those who know me, know that I am not a religious fanatic by any means Would it be ridiculous to adopt my beliefs in theology from this Anne Rice novel This book delves deep into the idea of creationism as well as the eternal struggle between God the devil since the beginning of time All of the ideas revealed here were very intriguing and totally believable, despite their grandeur Perhaps that is why I was so engrossed by the story I was especially drawn in by the introduction of the devil, who [...]

    25. How do I go about describing this book It reminded me of when I read A History of God The 4,000 Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam some years ago, or maybe I should say I tried to read it because I m not sure how much of it I truly understood.In this installment of the Vampire Chronicles, Rice takes on one of the biggest controversies in theology today, why is there suffering in our world Why does G d allow evil to exist in His world, His creation Lestat attempts to find out through [...]

    26. Sono qui, ancora qui, l eroe dei miei stessi sogni, e, vi prego, lasciatemi conservare un posto nei vostri Dopo l improvvisa ma per certi versi, attesa caduta di tono e di stile del precedente romanzo, la Rice si rialza giusto un po per convincere i masochisti lettori delle sue Cronache a proseguire nelle sconclusionate avventure di Lestat.Questa volta, dopo essersi impegnato a dare la caccia a un affascinante uomo della mala, Lestat finisce con l incontrare il Diavolo in persona, Memnoch L azio [...]

    27. In fact, it bored me when I read it I barely could understand what it was written and often needed a dictionary But I could better understand Christianity, I understood how marvelously Anne Rice found such an inspiration in religion to write this book I always get fascinated by authors who show well known things in the other light Of course it was a very philosophical book, hard to read, but I think it was worth reading And of course erotic sceneswhich I liked very much in the book This book, in [...]

    28. I just finished a review of The Witching Hour and was reminded of my intense love for Memnoch the Devil I never got around to writing anything about this book, so here we go.Memnoch the Devil was the first of Anne Rice s books that I had read, following her autobiography which I read for a class, and I was blown away It was so different from what I expected from the author of those vampire books, and perhaps that is the reason for many of the negative reviews here on Having gone back and read th [...]

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