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by Anne Rice

Free eBook Memnoch the Devil download ISBN: 096319254X
Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: B E Trice Pub; Limited edition (March 1, 1999)
Language: English
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
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Memnoch the Devil, . Part of The Vampire Chronicles series by Anne Rice. Actually, Mojo created a sense of safety in me. If the Devil came and I had Mojo. But that was the most absurd idea!

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Memnoch the Devil, . We don't either of us know what it means to die, no matter what we might say to the contrary. It's a cinch that if we did, I wouldn't be writing and you wouldn't be reading this book. What does matter very much, as we go into this story together, is that I have set for myself the task of being a herb in this world. I maintain myself as morally complex, spiritually tough, and aesthetically relevant a being of blazing insight and impact, a guy with things to say to you. 3. Memnoch, my accuser,' said God, and the words were spoken with the characteristic gentleness and a great effulgence of light. Before you come into Heaven, and you begin your diatribe, go back down to the Earth and study all you have seen thoroughly and with respect¡ªby this I mean humankind¡ªso that when you come to me, you have given yourself every chance to understand and to behold all I have done. I tell you now that Humankind is part of Nature, and subject to the Laws of Nature which you have seen unfold all along. part of The Vampire Chronicles Series.

Memnoch the Devil (1995) is a horror novel by American writer Anne Rice, the fifth in her Vampire Chronicles series, following The Tale of the Body Thief. Many of the themes of this novel and in large part the title are re-borrowed from the 19th-century gothic novel Melmoth the Wanderer by Irish author Charles Maturin. In this story, Lestat is approached by the Devil and offered a job at his side.

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Memnoch the Devil book. 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 When a writer pens down a plot based on the evergreen bestselling book, people are bound to sit up and take notice.

Memnoch the Devil The Vampire Chronicles: Book 5 . In this terrifying novel from the phenomenally successful Anne Rice, the illustrious vampire Lestat makes a Faustian pact with Devil. In this terrifying novel from the phenomenally successful Anne Rice, the illustrious vampire Lestat makes a Faustian pact with Devil The Vampire Armand The Vampire Chronicles: Book 6 .

The fifth volume of Rice's Vampire Chronicles is one of her most controversial books.

Genres : Horror, Fantasy. The fifth volume of Rice's Vampire Chronicles is one of her most controversial books. The tale begins in New York, where Lestat, the coolest of Rice's vampire heroes, is stalking a big-time cocaine dealer and religious-art smuggler-this guy should get it in the neck. Lestat is also growing fascinated with the dealer's lovely daughter, a TV evangelist who's not a fraud. Lestat is also being stalked himself, by some shadowy guy who turns out to be Memnoch, the devil, who spirits him away. From here on, the book might have been called Interview with the Devil (by a Vampire).

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PanshyR
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 looking for a straight up vampire novel, then yes, they were most likely disappointed then for that aspect. If the highly religious read this book and are the type that can’t separate their personal beliefs from reading a work of fiction, then yes, they were also probably highly offended by this book and would in turn not find any kind of enjoyment out of it either.

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 200+ years of existence as the Devil himself takes him through the story of God, Jesus, Heaven, Hell and creation.

Do I agree with the views in this book? Do I think this book is a revelation of what is REALLY going on in the spiritual world? The answer to both of those questions would be no. I do however think that Anne Rice wrote an extraordinarily deep work of fiction, so deep that if one finds themselves open-minded enough, it may in fact place some imaginative wonder into your thinking about just how little we really know of the afterlife, creation, how we got here etc; the likes of which you may have never pondered before. And to me, stories like that, are the very best written works you can possibly read!

To those doubting this book….just read it! You may find yourself being very impressed like I was. I enjoyed this book immensely, so much in fact that it may be my favorite one of the series so far!
Ionzar
Long time Anne Rice reader, but I have waited many years to get to this one. I've heard MANY great things about the book. I tried to lower my expectations. Honestly, I found the book to be just ok. I wanted to read a dark subject matter so I went back to Anne Rice. I love the character Lestat, but in this book he really takes a passive role. *SPOILERS AHEAD*
What I did not like: I did not like the first 30% of the book, which follows Lestat's prey Roger and Roger's daughter Dora. I could care less about those characters or their story. I felt it really dominated the first portion of the book to no end. I was like "Ok, get to the REAL story!". After reading, I still think the real story had very little to do with the Roger story and it could have been left out. In the main story, I feel Lestat is merely along for the ride, hearing the Devil's version of the world, heaven, and hell. There is very little action or anything happening until the very end of the book. Speaking of which, I did like the ending of the book just fine!
What I did like: If you didn't realize this, Rice is essentially a romance author. What another author describes in 1 sentence "He sat down." for example, Rice will take 3 paragraphs to write about. No one just "sits down" in a Rice novel, they sit on the velvet which reminds them of their childhood in France with hearty aromas of burning leaves and pine... Her descriptions are rich, thick, and full bodied. Want to increase your vocabulary or learn new usage of words? Read more Anne Rice. It's what I want from her and she delivers. 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 more and more about him, truly. I really enjoyed him as a character and Rice's description of the events leading to how he became the Devil.

I will likely continue to read Rice's vampire novels. However, I really enjoyed The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned more than any other in the series thus far.
Hudora
So, Im a fan of Anne Rice. Ive read the Vampire series (up to this one) on multiple occasions, as well as quite a bit of her other works, including some from her pseudonym, and have always loved her work. This one however, just dragged. Ive had to give up on it three different times now, which, usually if I cant finish a book the first time, I dont go back to it..... but I love Ann Rice's work so much, Ive come back to it again and again. No more. I cant do it. Now I have to decide if I move on with the series, or if I let it fade
Awene
I have been reading The Vampire Chronicles in order, and just finished Memnoch the Devil. I have particularly appreciated the way Lestat has evolved in the books; I never thought I would care so much about the well-being of a vampire! I also appreciate the way other extremely interesting characters have been brought in and out of the stories. Ms. Rice's portrayal of God, Jesus Christ and the devil challenged my religious perceptions and beliefs in Memnoch the Devil, and I always appreciate the opportunity to be challenged in these ways. Not only does Anne offer opportunities to think deeply on issues of spirituality, life and depth, she does it while spinning engrossing stories involving complex and unique characters. The only reason I gave the book 4 instead of 5 stars was the ending seemed a bit disjointed. I plan to go back and read the last few chapters again and maybe the end parts will come together a bit better for me.