Anita is small, dark and deadly. There is no better way to describe her. She's an animator, she raises the dead and she's known around dark cirlces as "The Executioner" for her reputation in vampire killings. She's a great character as are all the sub-characters (don't get me started on Jeane-Claude *whew*) but I just couldn't get in to it.
The plot is intersting, twisted. The were-rats are..well they're something lol. I think the main thing about this book that doesn't interest me, is that the vampires are the monsters.
When I was a little girl, I bought the VHS tape "Interview With the Vampire" and fell in love with Louie and Lestat. Those two beautiful blood suckers spawned my life-long affinity for the undead and I think Louie's tormented nature is what I found most attractive. The vampire that doesn't want to be a monster. Of course, I purchased the Vampire Chronicles in paperback and loved them all. Armond, rawr! Lestat, although he knew he was a monster, a predator, he was beautiful and something to be feared and admired. Not some mindless killer.
Today my most favorite vampires would have to be Eric Northman and Bill Compton from Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mystery series. Eric is a Lestat and Bill is a Louie and Miss Sookie Stackhouse, well she's something all on her own.
And I want to add that if Johnny Depp does in fact play Barnabas Collins, well I will just have to add him to my list of favs.