Originally Posted by clovis-man
Re vampires, I have to say that Interview With The Vampire had a similar effect on me. the descriptions in the book of the characters and events were at once stark and vivid: to the point of seeming real. I can't say the same about the sequels or other Anne Rice books (and I've read a good number of them).
I recently read Interview with the Vampire, and I found it quite dull. But then, the last 20 pages or so, when Louis finished his story really filled me with a sense of despair. When Armand walked off, I just got filled with a huge sense of futility, and everything in the book seemed to come together to show me just how boring their lives are :P That's the reason I liked it.
Also, Pratchett with the Wyrd Sisters thing above.
But the best one IMO in another Pratchett book - Carpe Jugulum. Granny Weatherwax's struggle through that book, and especially when she says that if she got vampired, she would be more terrible than any normal vampire, summed up most of Granny's story throughout the books. Being a bad character and forcing herself to turn good day after day because its the right thing to do.