Paperback. Pub Date :2008-10-1 Pages: 308 In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire. gifted with eternal life. cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood . Anne Rices compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of vampire fiction since Bram Stokers Dracula was published in 1897. As the Washington Post said on its first publication. it is a thrilling. strikingly original work of the imagination ... sometimes horrible . sometimes beautiful. always unforgettable.