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Anne Rice Vampires Are Better Than Stephanie Meyers?

Updated on July 27, 2014

Which Vampires Are Better, Twilight Vampires or Anne Rice Vampires?

Stephenie Meyer's Vampires Better Than Anne Rice's?

I've been reading vampire books for many years now and Anne Rice is definitely my favorite one. Although I did enjoyed reading the Twilight Saga Books, I find the Anne Rice Vampires more erotic, scarier than the Stephenie Meyer vampires.

Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, are the best vampire books I'd have ever read, and I have read many. I mean there is no way you can compare Lestat, Armand and Marius with any of the Cullens. I'm sorry twilight fans, but that's the truth! I also like Twilight but the fact is that Anne Rice knows how to write about vampires better than Stephenie Meyer.

That's my opinion, now, let me know what you think. Do you prefer Stephenie Meyer's vampires or Anne Rice's?

Twilight Vampires vs. Anne Rice Vampires

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Anne is the ultimate queen of vampires, her books are so rich in history and detail, that twilight crap is just awefull tween bullshit.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I should have stated Steph's vamps are for the kiddies.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Anne Rice ---AWESOME! Nuff said.

    • Nancy Johnson 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I read all the Vampire Chronicles by Ann Rice a few years ago and I could barely put them down. I agree with many others here that Ann Rice is my favorite vampire author. I love her historical knowledge that is added in each of the books. I enjoyed Twilight but not as much as the Vampire Chronicles.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Anne Rice fans never had to deal with the ridiculousness of choosing teams. I mean you never saw "Team Louis" or "Team Lestat" or "Team Claudia". And The Vampire Chronicles had Akasha, the very reason vampires even existed in the first place & when Aaliyah played she shined with out having glitter plastered all over her face when she walked in the sun.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Anne Rice all the way

    • kburns421 lm 5 years ago

      I started reading Anne Rice's vampire books in eighth or ninth grade and fell in love. I finished all of them (The Vampire Chronicles plus the extra ones) within a few years before I graduated. Those books engulfed like no other book has ever. I've also read Meyer's books and enjoyed them, but they just don't compare to Anne Rices's books. I grew to know and love those characters for their strengths and flaws alike. The Cullens were just kinda always... the Cullens and nothing more.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Let me start off by saying that I was one of those teens who were engulfed by Stephanie Meyers' vampires. I remember flipping page after page late into the night trying to figure what happened next. I loved those books at the time.

      However that was two years ago, and my tastes have definitely evolved. I'm currently halfway through "The Queen of the Damned" and find myself enjoying Anne Rice's books to such a deeper level than I ever did Stephenie Meyers'.

      I think that the main difference is that there just seems to be so much more substance to Anne's books. Here you have lush descriptions of settings, internal conflicts, and an altogether seduction of the reader. The vampires are creatures that have experienced good and bad, that must cope with their immortality and the continual loss they are witness (and culprit) to over and over again. Whereas I find Ms. Meyers' vampires are much simpler. They act on impulse and their decisions don't seem to be made with the hundreds of years of wisdom they're supposed to possess.

      Now don't get me wrong, I loved reading the twilight series. However now, I need books with more meaning. Part of the reason why I fell in love with Lestat is because in his mortal life, he shared that same consuming fear of death as I do. Of nothing after life. I can't say that Twilight has ever uttered that same response from me, and so I feel that my heart belongs with Rice. I love both books, but Anne Rice's vampires are just so much more complex and tangible.

    • Dan 5 years ago from CNY

      Any vampire is better than Meyer's version.

    • raelcalu 5 years ago

      Rice's much more real...it grows on you...for she created a world other than ours, of the vampires, witches, mummys, and genies...from one shoreline to the next...it is a classic already.

      It is like: would you award the Nobel Prize for Literature to Rice or Meyer? the obvious choice goes to Rice.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I find it ironic that every post in favor of Twilight having the better vampire characters, and being a better book are all the typical in your face, screaming Team Edward! and not really contributing to a good debate. If you are going to defend something so much, at least have a good argument to stand up your point.

      I am completely in favor of Anne Rice being the better writer, and that her Vampire Characters are so far beyond Meyers characters it isn't even funny. Rice gives depth and diversity to her characters and their setting. When reading her books you can almost touch the streets of Rome with your own feet. The detail that goes into the backgrounds or her characters go beyond knowing the character of the book, but knowing the whole of someone who could be real. Not saying Lestat is physically a real vampire walking the streets of New Orleans, but that such depth has been put to him that you feel like you know his soul, just as you would know your brother, and maybe even more than your brother. I will never grow tired of reading Anne Rice books. Her books bring an aspect of beauty that is needed. Meyer has nothing on Rice.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I also agree with "IrritatedEnglishTeacher". Well said.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Spot on!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      A comparisson is like that of champagne to Diet Sprite.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      The Anne Rice vampires are much better thought out and could take out Meyer's vamps (don't go by the movies, go by the books).

    • cocomoonbeams 5 years ago

      Not even a competition!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Anne Rice had a good idea and managed to write several good books using it. Stephanie Meyers had a good idea (for the most part) but is not a good enough writer to pull it off. But Meyer's books are lighter fare than Rice's and could have been on par with Katie MacAlister and the other 'light' vampire authors... if only Meyer's could actually write!

    • MillBucks 5 years ago

      Anne Rice's all the way!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Ann Rice OWNS Stephanie Meyers, theres absoulty no comparison. Vampires don't sparkle in the sun, they're blood thirsty bastards that dont give a 2 cents about human life. Plus the thing that I really hate about the twilight series is that the whole story line is stupid. Its not only sexist against women but it tells young girls out there that its ok to have a stalker boyfriend that watches you sleep. CREEPY MUCH? AND, that young women always have to rely on men to take care of them. When we all know women can be independent. Anne Rices vampires are frekin seductive, they have an evil ora to them that attracks mortal humans til they kill you. Plus the way she describes them is just EPIC. Queen of the Damned OWNS twilight by a long shot!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      It is like comparing Shakespeare to South Park

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Why is this even a question?

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      4 words :VAMPIRES DON'T FUCKING SPARKLE

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Stephanie Meyer STOLE the ideas from Anne Rice and then made them WORSE by poor writing. Her writing style is so basic that were it not for the content it would be perfect for someone with a 5th grade level of reading. These are easily readable and digestible and forgettable - much like a McDonald's meal - and while Anne Rice is no 5 star meal, they have at least more nutrients, if you will, in them. They are more complex and satisfying and last longer.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      god, i hate people who comment "why compare?" you know why?? BECAUSE VAMPIRE DOESN'T SPARKLE WHEN THEY BATH IN THE LIGHT OF THE FREAKING SUN!!! i don't mind the romance, but seriously? sparkle?? vampire die when they they bath in sun's light. and the werewolf... oh god, it looked like an oversized gay narcist wolf

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Anne Rice. Meyer's books are written by an amateur who did absolutely no research whatsoever, and whose charachters show no real personality at all. They're simply awful. Anne's vampires are literature, which is probably why the Meyer fans don't like them- you have to have an education to appreciate Anne's books.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      In all honesty, I think that Anne's vampires are better; and she's a better author in general. She comes up with good plots and deep, 3-dimensional characters. Edward is angsty through out the entire Twilight saga, whereas Lestat, Marius, Armand, and the other characters, all go through a transformation. They have ups and downs, they differentiate throughout. The Vampire Chronicles aren't books just about romance and love, they're about what really goes on. They're about the human psyche, the heart and soul and the question of what really exists in terms of after death. Anne explores the very depths of the human intelligences and she brings to life a beautiful tale. I've been reading Anne's books since I was twelve years old, and though it's only been four years since then, I've come to see that I can't seem to find another author that can weave a portrait like Anne. I'll forever be a fan.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Meyers creatures are vampires in name only. I mean points to her for tapping the vamp craze to base a teeny bopper romance. But, Rice's series are simply better.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      If you were to meet a random fan of Rice's work, you'd most likely end up with an individual who enjoys the books, but doesn't shove it into other people's faces.

      If you were to meet a random fan of meyer's, you would either meet an annoying child who likes to type TEAM EDWARD at the end of all her messages and has little to no sense of reality or an adult who is trying to put synthetic meaning into her life because she never had any real meaning in the first place.

      As for that failure of a spinoff, retelling the story in Derpward's point of view is just as pointless as having the story retold in a wet sponge's point of view.

      Rice at least has the decency to not call her work a "saga". You can't call meyer's crap a saga because NOTHING INTERESTING HAPPENS. For something interesting to happen, you have to have interesting villians. Rice came up with a vampire clan posing as actors who feed (on HUMANS, by the way) in PUBLIC. Meyer's best attempt was a blonde dumbass who gets himself killed by the prissy, non-violent characters, black guy #2 of 2 (the first she depicts as being a moron who can't drive), an annoying redhead who only kills two people at most, and a vatican ripoff group who are easily talked out of anything.

      So our vote goes to the REAL writer here: Anne Rice.

      Meyer can use her books for tissues if she needs to.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, Anne Rice is indeed better than Stephenie Meyer. She's more original than Stephenie and writes a great deal better. No flowery words or adjectives that make you sound smart or something. I cannot help but notice that the Twilight Saga's fans are teenage girls who rave all about how good-looking the characters are - please - read real literature. The Twilight Saga's characters are horribly flat, they lack development. Tsk.

    • rwoman 6 years ago

      Stephanie Meyers vampires follow in a long tradition of vampire romance genres but Anne Rice offers a more original take

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      By far better than any other I've ever read

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Twilight is definetely a book written for teenagers. Neither Edward nor Carlisle have as much deepness as Lestat, Louis or Marius. Rice writes EVERYTHING that can said or felt by them. We can understand them and feel them. They are gods and they are not. The fact they're not perfect makes them more mysterious and interesting. And though I like Twilight, I don't feel the same towards Edward. He is above everything and lack the deepness Rice gives to her vampires. And how come this curse upon them lets them drink animal blood? What a lowsy curse. It's too easy, in my opinion! But then again, Meyer never gave importance to those fact. The real challenge in the book is how this impossible love between a human and a vampire can end well.

      And why would a vampire fall in love with a human if not for her/his innocence or mortality? But that's not the case in Twilight. They're just attracted to each other. No real explanation except for the "Tua cantante" thing.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Your absolutely right. I've read every book written by both authors. Rice is the better writer but Meyer isn't without her charms. Also I noticed that some of the vampires in the twilight series come from Anne Rice. Even their physical features

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Vampires do NOT by any means SPARKLE

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anne Rice's books are much more detailed and more into the pychology of the character. And they aren't fairies.

    • KatBar 6 years ago

      Anne Rice definately - much scarier.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Twilight is defiantly a child's novel. It's a love story which is relatable to all the little girls reading it because Bella's a hopeless romantic and that pretty much summons up what girls are. Kudos to Meyer for trying something different with Vampires...but sparkling...no. (Sarcasm alert: Because every girl wants to date a guy that is wearing her body glitter)

      Anne Rice is my favorite, but really Meyer and Rice shouldn't be compared. Twilight is for kids, Rice's Vampire Chronicles are not. Rice's vampires are men. No sparkles or weird aristocrats that use a small sadistic child to maim others. No. Rice's vampires do their own dirty work. :)

    • Brandon_G 6 years ago

      Vampires DO NOT SPARKLE! Game, set, match... Rice.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, I think Anne Rice's vampires are great. I think she is a totally talented author who writes beautifully. When I first read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series I thought there was a LOT of copying. She even used the name JENKS!! It's not common... Having said that, I think that any book that gets kids, teens, people in general reading is great. I enjoyed the Twilight series for the stories. But, Anne Rice is a more talented author HANDS DOWN.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I understand why the Twilight story is appealing to some, and that's fair, but when you start claiming Meyer is a better writer than Anne Rice it's gone too far. The two authours shouldn't even be compared. They may both write about vampires, but they have completely different writing styles and completely different target audiences.

      There's a thing called taste and there's a thing called skill. Some people are better singers than others, some people are better authors than others, etc. I personally don't always prefer better, but I can still acknowledge that some people know a tad more about, say, character development than others.

      I applaud Meyer for having written some books that touches so many people. Personally I've never wanted to actually burn a book as bad as when I read Twilight. IMO Catherine Hardwicke, director of the first Twilight movie, did a really great job at turning a poorly written book into a decent movie. (As for the two movies that have been made since - eeeek.)

      BTW I am one of those who loves Britney Spears despite knowing it's cool to hate her. I don't care. If I like something I like it. But like I said earlier, even though I love Britney I can still acknowledge that there are other musicians out there who are technically far more better at what they're doing. If I claimed Britney was the best singer in the world, just cause I love her stuff, I'd be pretty ignorant.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anne Rice's vampires are so much better then Meyer's. I use to love twilight, untill i found Rice's book. There's just something about her writting that makes you feel conected to lestat and the rest of the characters. not to mention that they dont sparkle.lol

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I don't think Meyer's vampires come anywhere close to Rice's! Anne Rice pretty much coined having vampires with actual personalities. After reading Rice's books, I haven't found any other vampire incarnation that compares. She set such a high standard that everything else is just lame and repetitive.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      anne rice all the way. as said before me, what fun is a vegetarian vampire.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I prefer the vampires that eat people and don't sparkle. Anne Rice all the way.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anne Rice vampires all have a deep characterisation in them that makes them memorable, they are dangerous, mysterious yet majestic at the same time. Meyer vampires are more in the "beautiful" sort of way, far more tame and humanly acceptable, kind of like a fairytale character.

      I definitely prefer the more wild and down-to-earth sort of vampire, so yeah, Anne Rice.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Prefiro Os livros e personagens de Stephanie Meyer! =)

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      lest could kill all of the twilight vampires

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      her books are amazing and she captures the romance better.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      The Anne Rice / Stephanie Meyer debate is generational - I read "Interview" at the ripe young age of 13 - well over 20 years ago. Fans of Anne Rice were reading about subject material more rooted in tradition, and written in a different era from a different perspective.

      Do I like Anne Rice better? Yes - she captures the same essence as "The Highlander" did, with a larger-than-life scope of plot that spans centuries and encompasses a wide cultural backdrop to portray the character development against.

      However, Twilight is more suited for a general audience, and probably more suited for teens as well - given that Rice played up the homoerotic in her novels, making them maybe more voyeuristically appropriate for the 18-and-over crowd than Meyer's "entry level" vampires are.

      I personally do not like Meyer's corrupting the vampire canon to fit her storyline, though: vampires are supposed to burn in the sun, although the "sleeping in coffins" thing was a little too rigid even for Rice. Point being that if you change too many of the axioms of being a vampire, you end up with something that's not a vampire story in the first place.

      Ultimately, Twilight has neither the scope nor the depth of Anne Rice's vision, but does play to a more modern audience.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      the twilight "vampires" are not real VAMPIRES.....vegetaraian vampires? come on thats just WRONG!

      Anne Rice Rules what other vampire is more bad a** than Lestat, Armand or Louis (ok Louis isnt really that bad but you get my point)

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      the twilight "vampires" are not real VAMPIRES.....vegetaraian vampires? come on thats just WRONG!

      Anne Rice Rules what other vampire is more bad a** than Lestat, Armand or Louis (ok Louis isnt really that bad but you get my point)

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm so sorry for the Stephenie Meyer's fan, but Anne Rice is better than ANYONE ELSE !! We can't compare her with Meyer. Seriously, the Cullen are not vampires ... Lestat, Armand, Louis, Pandora and the others are just ... Ho sorry I don't find the word in english. But when you read Anne Rice, you are in another world. The story, the relationship between the different character,... ALL IS PERFECT !! To me, she's one of the biggest writter of the world. I think the stories of Meyer are too ... simple, juvenil. Yes I think that is for children ... =)

      Lestat is THE "best vampire" who has ever been created... I'm so sad that she won't never writte a book about him anymore...

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I like Anne Rice, Stephansie Mayer sucks, her writting is way to easy and bland.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I really like anne rice vampire chronicles. Even though I only read three of the books. I believe it is so much better than twilight. twilight is like irratating. I believe ann rice kept to the traditional vampire. Stephanie Meyers was dreaming of something new.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I'd have to go with Anne Rice ALL THE WAY.. They are classic, and unique. They take longer to read because they are more mature. The Vampire Cronciles are amazing and well thought out. SO in my opinion its sad to say that Stephanie Meyer is better. Anne Rice spent way more time writing her master pieces and there's more of a story to read. More detail to keep you hooked.. Don't get me wrong. The Twilight Saga is good but not that good. Anne Rice is a genius!!!!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, but my FAVORITE of all time now is Fred Saberhagen's The Dracula Tape. It's the Bram Stoker story told from Vlad's point of view, and it's AWESOME!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Seriously, Meyer's vampires are actually just sparkly fairies with an eating quirk.

      They come out in the light, they don't suck blood from humans and apparently they can father children despite the fact that they're dead.

      Twi-hards you are all Twi-idiots.

      I think I'll go and write a book about a goldfish, only it can breathe on land, and it loves cats and has a memory span of more than three seconds. Add in a sappy love twi-angle and BOOM. Got myself a best seller.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anne Rice all the way, she can actually write!

      Stephanies vampires are sadly lacking and the story is a bit juvenile

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I am neutral. I enjoy the classic vampire image and in a lot of those stories the 'good' vampires will feed on the criminals, homeless or the terminally ill. If you want a good vampire book try Christopher Moore, he wrote "You Suck" which is a great vampire love story in a comical atmosphere. No sex and the vampires choose people who are dying anyway.

      For the record I am Team HOT!!!!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I agree with you. The old Anne Rice, before becoming a born-again Christian, work was great.

    • Robinharmony 6 years ago

      Can you really compare the two? Its a little insulting to anne rice to even try and compare her glorious works of fiction to the "cullens" come on people.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anne Rice's novel had everything awsome and more. Cheesy romances about a a disgusting over-emotional pedophile where all the story is is 2 hous of kissing can not replace a great story with dark vampires and a large well written history about the vampire world with horrible consequences of the life of a vampire. As a result of twilight fans stupidity, girls now want to get bitten and also think all guys are like "their Edward". But I admit I do still read twilight for its small good parts.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      anne rice. stfu hottopic-tards

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I prefer Anny Rice's vampires... They're the best! I love Lestat!! I like his style

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anne Rice's vampires are much, much, much better than Stephanie Mayer's. I mean sparkling vampires? Right. And they don't even have fangs! My opinion is that if the vampire hasn't fangs, it is no vampire..

    • Ayngel Overson 6 years ago from Crestone, Co

      Vampires don't sparkle... making them nice, loveable, less bloody and glittery... yes it is a new take on the vampire genre but when you take the vampire out of the vampire they cease to be a vampire. Not to mention Edward is the most unhealthy teen heartthrob in years... he's a stalker. Creepy...

    • Sugar Rush1973 6 years ago

      I think so too- Stephanie Meyer's vamps are written for kids in their early teens.

    • julieannbrady 6 years ago

      I think Anne Rice is the best!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anne rice forever and she announced that she is leaving christianity and is going back to vampire tales. WOOOHOOOO

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anne Rice of course, but my only concern is that the series will never seem "complete" because of her faith. She began to write the whole thing when she didn't believe and now that she does it's chop liver for us devoted fans. Twilights ok but it's like a childrens brand of medicine. Meaning you cant overdose, and where's the fun in that?

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      definately Anne Rice..Lestat is my alter ego.....

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      First of all, you can't compare the Anne Rice's books with Twilight ones because they are about different things.

      The vampire chronicles are about vampirism, and the Twilight saga is only a love story between a boy and a girl.

      If you want a lovestory, buy Twlight, if you want vampires choose Rice then.

      Personally, I prefer Anne Rice than Meyer, I want to read about true vampires, not about fuckin american teenagers ;D

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      i've been a huge fan of anne rice since i was 12 and now i'm 23, i've read the twilight books and i did enjoy it too but Lestat and the others take the trophy in my opinion

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Come one comparing Lestat de Lioncourt to Edward Sparkleman?...Vampires shoud burn in the sunlight the pain would be unbearable!...Anne Rice all the way.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Personally I think Twilight ruins the idea of vampyres because they shouldn't shimmer in the sunlight they should burn and Anne Rice has the idea of vampyres completely perfect. Sorry Twilight fans!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      If you claim to have read both series, and still say the Twilight Saga is better...I'm not calling you a liar, I'm just saying I don't believe you.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      anne rice of course

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Rice's vampires kick the ass out of Meyer's. She cannot write worth shit and Lestat is the sex. Edward is a little pansy ass mother fucka.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Lestat is so better than edward!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Anne Rice Vampires much better!!! All these Twilight fans should read Anne Rice and see for themselves!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      im 13 ive been reading anne rice since i was ten and there is no cotest lestat ROCKS!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Hyeep!!! Anne Rice's vampires way much better and bitter.. Meyer's vampires more like Lost Boys (rings a bell huh).

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      anne rice vampires are the most wonderful vampires that the ones from stephenie meyer! As simple as that ;D soo FUCK TWILIGHT!!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Anne Rice's characters have a substance that Meyer's lacks. The conflicts and resolutions met with any given main vampire character in Rice's novels resonates a deeper tone, the facade of simple beauty belies a far more complex nature. Much of Meyer's characters are depicted only shallowly, with an emphasis placed on dramatic events to haphazardly dodge from explanation of plot or to prevent growth of a flat character. Both Meyer and Rice choose to give their vampires a sensual appearance, but where Rice's Vampires are unable to copulate and instead find other deeper ways to be intimate, Meyer's focus is purely of a heterosexual drive which presents itself in any given character. During the publication of her novel, Rice's vampire characters challenged many of the moral conventions and taboos of her time, ranging from sexual deviancy to heresy. Meyer's Vampires are virtually human whose only sin is akin to the Catholic Church's condemnation of the Harry potter Novels. The only type of vampire they really represent are what english language and literature instructors define as a 'literary vampire', where the Vampire is any male or female, who singles out society's pure maiden, proceeds to deflower her or make her loose her innocence one way or another, which in effect makes her useless to society and leading at least to a social death. Bella is the embodiment of this damsel. For reference, Romeo from Romeo and Juliet is a literary vampire.

      To surmise: Anne Rice is a more thought provoking read.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Although I've never read Anne Rice's novels and I HAVE read Twilight. I don't believe sparklepires will ever be better than the ideal, blood sucking, FANGED, non sparkling, and vicious vampires.

      Yes, SMeyer did come up with something that was rather umm... original to put it nicely, it just doesn't fall into the category of VAMPIRE for me. They're more like bloodsucking pixies to me.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Any vampire that glitters in sunlight is SOOOO FAIL!!! Why would a vampire appear to be covered in hookerdust when exposed to sunlight instead of being banned from daylight.. Besides, Lestat could take on both vampires and werewolves from Stephanie's books and WASTE 'em without hardly breaking a bloodsweat.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Meyer never gonna be better than Rice...Never,never,never... Lestat de Lioncourt is the best.... And always gonna be...

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      hello i'm brazilian and i think Anne Rice's vampires are much better

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Yes your right!! I must admit I like Twilight but it doesn't give me the vibe like The Vampire Chronicles! I mean nobody can compare Renesmee from Twilight to Claudia. Simply Meyer took ideas of the Immortal Child from Vampire Chronicles

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I read S.M's first and then when I read The Vampire Chronicles I found myself even more in love with it than anything else I'd read in a while! Anne Rice has actually developed her characters, while Stephenie Meyer didn't really go past the shallow, average main character personality. I have a soft spot for Lestat, but truly, I am repelled by Edward. Some say he's the dream guy...I think not! Twilight vampires are something new, but I like my vampire dark, dangerous, and sexy. And, Stephenie Meyer cannot write, but she can tell a story. Anne Rice can write and is a great storyteller. But I love the unmatched richness that comes with Anne's descriptions. I felt like I was in New Orleans, I felt like I was in Paris! I could see these events. Twilight is a good idea for a rain day, but I choose the Vampire Chronicles any day.

    • vampireempire 7 years ago

      Anne Rice is my favorite author of all time. I did read the Twilight Sage and found the books an easy read but they never drew me in to the characters and surroundings the way the Anne Rice books do.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Anne Rice's books are much, much better than the Twilight series. I have read all the books in the Twilight saga and to tell you the truth, to me they were just like a one-time watch movie with a shallow plot and characters. The books didn't really make me feel anything for them... while the vampires in Anne Rice's books really made me feel what they were feeling. Their traits are all that a real vampire should be. The Twilight books bored me but I still read all of them because people kept telling me they would get better, they didn't. Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga is, to me, just another cliché love story and the only reason why everyone loves them so much is because they have beautiful people that are "vampires".

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Cold , Calculated , erotic , devious and deadly are all traits of a PROPER vampire . I'm not trying to say you shouldnt read the twighlight saga . Its my firm belief that vampires are scary , but alluring . I do not find the vampires in Twighlight to fit that description . Although perhaps if I were a angsty Doltish teen of this day and age Id eat it right up . Alas, only a 21 year old feeling old because Im concened with the future for it falls within the hands of these teens ..sigh

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I THINK THE VAMPIRE LESTAT IS THE BEST VAMPIRE IN EXISTANCE AND THE CULLENS JUST DONT COMPARE TO HIM. - KATHERINE I AGREE, THE VAMPIRE LESTAT IS THE BEST CHARACTER EVER INVENTED EVER ALTHAUGH IF IT WERE ME I WOULD NOT KILL PREY, I WOULD TAKE A SMALL AMOUNT FROM MANY, IF UR READING THIS LESTAT GIVE IT A GO PLEASE, AND THIS TIME PERMANENTLY! - ELLA

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I do not understand why people bash someone's creative mind. I have researched vampires for my college paper and although Stephenie Meyer's vampires are not like much of most vampires, they are HER vampires. A vampire is whatever the author makes it to be. Way back when Bram Stoker introduced Count Dracula, he was revered to be dark and mysterious but he was the 'villian'. In Anne Rice's novels she changed them to be beautiful creatures who are either tortured or embrace their vampiric lives. I agree that Anne Rice's novels are far superior to Stephenie Meyer's but not because of her choice of vampire, because I choose to prefer it. If I had to choose a novel to love most, it would not even be Anne Rice's or Stephenie Meyer's, it would be F. Paul Wilson's vampires in "Midnight Mass". To all of those who choose to hate Meyer's vampires, give me a break. She used her creativity to create a vampire she envisioned, just because it is not to the standards of the original vampire creation, does not mean it is at all terrible.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      anne rice vampires are way better than the so called vampires of meyer's. and anne rice is definitely, a better vampire author than stephenie meyer. i've read twilight saga books, just to make sure that the saga really sucks, and i was right, twilight books deserve to be burned. it's nothing but a glossed over description of vampires. vampires are dark,gothic creatures, not emos like meyer's "vampires". anne rice writes with substance, her strength is not only with the actions of her characters and the plot, but also the philosophy of what she's writing. other vampire authors relied deeply on the gore and the horror of the story, but anne rice, she revolutionized the vampire novel. she put substance in it.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Anne Rice is the ultimate vampire writer. As I read yesterday, Stephanie Meyer wrote about "sparkling fairies" not Vampires. Lestat is one of my favourite characters ever. Charlaine Harris, however, has also created some fantastic characters, believable plots and vampires are still subject to some of the basic "rules" of vampirism.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Most definately Anne Rice. Edward Cullen is in no way a vampire. Stephanie Meyer has destroyed what the vampire was intended to be: a dark, beautiful, deadly creature. Not a brooding emo kid.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Anne Rice's vampires are more realistic. The tragedy is part of the beauty. Stephenie makes vampirism seem too trendy. She glosses over the dark side - which is vampirism - and makes it out to be something one would want. No-one should want to be a vampire. Come on! Having read both author's works, I have to say Anne Rice is a better writer. Ms. Meyer has potential, and I go to sleep watching New Moon every night; bedtime story. I own both of her movies and read all of the books. Her stories appeal exactly to the audience they are aimed at - teens. However, her writing needs improvement. Her characters, prose, and plots are not very well developed; and it shows. Now, movie-wise, I have to say they did a much better job with converting Ms. Meyer's books to movies than Anne Rice's. If as much commitment had gone into turning the Vampire Chronicles into movies, I believe many more people would appreciate Ms. Rice's work. My best friend's teenage daughter admitted that many girls from her school did not even read the books; they fell for the movie. She found them very shallow and insipid to approach validating an author in such a way - and this from a girl that loved the books long before the movie. Bottom line, if you get your feelings hurt that people can admit Anne Rice is a better author, then perhaps you should read both sets of books and compare them critically. If you cannot do so, then perhaps you should not make a statement. I would say, if you intend to speak with any authority on this matter, then you have to read the books by both author's. Do not just compare movies.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Stephenie Meyer books ae about as much literature as 'Out of Order' signs

    No way, Monkeybrain!

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      • Anonymous 2 years ago

        Well, I've read both series and I LOVE both of them. Contrary to popular belief, Twilight is by no means literature for "children". The complexity of most of the characters, the subject matter, and the diction are

        Much too difficult for children to read. On an average basis, I'd say you would have to be at least 14 to comprehend and retain everything in the series, and I know far more adults than teenagers that have actually read and enjoyed the books. Anne Rice's series is more mature in its content, and tends to lean towards the more gothic vampire as opposed to Twilight vampires. The plots of the stories are riveting, and the characters are well developed for the most part.

        Now talking about which is the better vampire, it's all about preference. Anne Rices vampires are mainly gothic in their style and attitude, and are morally deprived killers. They die when transformed and are basically reanimated corpses. They can't go out in the sunlight and are truly dead bodies during the day. Twilight vampires differ greatly depending on their diet. The vast majority are savage, murderous predators that, like most Anne Rice vamps, don't give their human victims a second thought. While the small amount of vampires that drink animal blood are refined, moralized, and have great self control. The vampires freely walk in the sunlight, though not in the vicinity of humans, and their diamond hard cells sparkle as the sunlight reflects off them. Most of them enjoy being vampires, they wear stylish clothes, and are far from being gothic.

        Physically, the vampires are similar in several ways. They both have superhuman strength and speed, senses, and reflexes. Both types of vampires are hard to kill on average. They are beautiful; they are very pale. They cannot change physically. Of course, they drink blood. However, They are also different in many ways as well.

        Anne Rice vampires are dead, reanimated supernaturally and turned into blood drinking monsters. They are incapable of any kind of physical change; if they cut their hair, it grows back immediately. Their nails are like glass, and their skin is translucently pale, growing paler and more statuesque the older they get. Also as they get older, their physical power is increased, and they may gain extra abilities as well. Exceptionally old vampires have extremely powerful psychic abilities. Though they are difficult to kill, especially older vampires, they are not virtually indestructible.

        Twilight vampires are the "Perfect predators". They are physically flawless in every way. They are angelically beautiful, incredibly strong and instantaneously fast. Their senses are exponentially better than humans. They don't sleep, they retain information with perfect recall and are extremely intelligent. They are often considered gods. They are not limited by sunlight (out of the view of humans). They are nearly indestructible, only able to be killed by another supernaturally strong creature, mainly another vampire. A few vampires develop supernatural gifts that were magnified from their human lives. They are immortal, and can't change physically. If they cut their hair, it doesn't grow back.

        I personally prefer Twilight vampires due to their physical characteristics and abilities. Why should vampires be harmed by the sun? Why should they be dead? They weren't in more ancient mythology. Although I love Anne Rice and her vampires, Twilight vampires are better in many ways.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Twilight rocks TEAM EDWARD!!!!

        I LOVE YOU BELLA!!!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I'm sorry, but I'm one of those twilight people! <3

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Quite honestly I think people are missing a crucial key here. Anne Rice, love her or hate her, writes on a level that is beyond anything Stephanie Meyer writes. I don't mean the woman is stupid, I mean that Stephanie Meyer would be better suited for writing Screenplays. She tells but she doesn't show, first off. Anne makes a point of giving a fully immersive experience; while Stephanie tends to be extremely repetitive in her wording and she isn't showing us- she's telling. An excellent example is, How do we know that Forks is dreary and desolate, weather wise? Well, naturally because Meyer tells us. In fact, I'm pretty sure those two words may be the words she used. How do you know that New Orleans, or Paris or Rome is in whatever climate? Anne tells us through clues- the warm fragrant sea air or the deep slush in the Paris streets. She shows.

        Another thing is the fact that though Anne does spend quite a bit of time telling us what Lestat, Armand or Louis look like, she also does not spend chapters upon chapters describing them. Stephanie spends the majority of her time fawning over her characters and their appearances, leaving little time for their personality, dialogue, or plot.

        My last problem with the comparison is that Twilight is obscenely easy to read. The first person format makes it easy to insert yourself and ignore the ridiculous purple prose and frankly lacking plot. Teenagers and aspiring writers think that this is the level they should be reading and writing at and it is sad indeed. I'm an English teacher and I simply will NOT allow my students to select Twilight as an option for reports or projects. It's not a fact of I personally despise the books, but it's a matter of it is simply far below their level. Naturally the content is mature, but it reads like a Junie B. Jones chapter book.

        I've gotten a lot of angry phone calls from parents who want to know why exactly I have this "stupid" policy- many of them fans themselves. After carefully explaining, many of them call the principal and demand their child be removed from my class because I am "stifling" them; apparently I simply do not understand the pure poetry and literary genius that is Twilight. They are correct. From a teaching perspective, if my student handed this in to me as a graduation project, and I've had many students write books as their graduation projects, I would fail them. Poor punctuation and grammar, word repetition and the plot itself does not come into play until 3/4 of the way through the book.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        If you are over 16 and read the Twilight series, I would think that says something about your intelligence in general.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        There isn't even any comparison. None. Anne Rice created the modern vampire mythos. The Twilight books are written for teenagers and that is all well and good but what bothers me is that there are middle aged housewives that read them.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        meyer's vampires are like honey on my eyes.. sweet but fucking sticky....

        Rice rules

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Anne is clearly better. There is more description, and the guys are waaaay hotter. The plots are interesting and are unpredictable. Anne's charecters have CHARACTER!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        4 words : VAMPIRES DON'T FUCKING SPARKLE

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Myriam, have you read the unfinished draft "Midnight Eclipse" from 2008? It is from Edward's point of view, and explains why he falls in love with Bella.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Meyer's vampire series are better. that's my opinion. but do you think vampires are real?

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I am so sick of reading, and hearing about this. First it was Stephen King, and now it is Anne Rice. Saying that these two writers are the same is like saying that Coke and Pepsi are the same. They both have there place. The real problem is that once something become too popular, there is a group of people that have to hate it. Boy bands, Britney Spears, exe.

        I personally believe that in the last ten years Rice and King have been putting out the same book with different names. Maybe the competition will inspire them to stop phoning in there work. Or maybe they are both just washed up, and wonder why Meyers and Rowling are outselling them.

        As for Stephenie Meyers. I enjoy the work. She hasn't out wrote "The Stand", or the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Gunslingers by no means, but for the first time in a long time I am excited for a new book to come out. And I thank her for that. Let her have this. She deserves it.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I like theme both :)

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      • tdpierceall2002 6 years ago

        While I respect Anne Rice's talent (she definitely knows how to tell a story!), I find myself able to put down her books easily and not picking them back up. However, I read all of Stephanie Meyers' books in less than a week. They were engaging and gripping, and I was so very sorry to see them end. To me, Stephanie Meyers just does better character and plot development.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        OF COURSE NOT!!!!!!!!! ANN RICE IS THE BEST NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!! AND YES I READ THE TWILIGHT SAGA BUT I HAVE READ 18 BOOKS OF MRS RICE AND I AM COMPLETELY SURE SHE IS MUCH BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        How can you compare Anne Rice's vampires homeophopic vampires of a latent society to the ongoing vampires of the Cullen"s?

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        I don't like stories of vampires that hurt humans. I am a big twilight fan, but I love vampires. No matter if they sparkle. That goes for werewolves too.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        stephienie myer!!

        TEAM EDWARD!!!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Seeing that neither vampires or werewolves exist, there are no actual definitions of what a vampire or werewolf should be.I, honestly, like Stephenie's a whole lot better.They're not traditional vampires, and I find that very refreshing.Not to see fanged, nightstalkers, who feed on innocent humans.Also to read a series that is decent.Not having it too sexual or bloody.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        meyer breaks the usual perception to vampire. why should we compare the works of rice and meyer--rice is for the olds and meyer is for the teens. :) I don't think meyer wrote twilight saga to compete with rice. Duh. So to those who are rice and lestat fans, why you are so affected comparing twilight and rice's stories. Threatened. Oh yeah.

        If you are not threatened, the shut up. :) just enjoy watching!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        The rice's and meyer's sagas are two different stories...so why compare? These two sagas have different market or target audience. I love them both, but the Meyer's saga reminds me of childhood love. It is not action pack--it is just a love story.

        comparing is mute and academic.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        TWILIGHT ROCKS ! I HAVE HEARD THAT ANNE RICE'S BOOKS ARE GOOD BUT IM SURE THEY WILL NOT BEAT TWILIGHT...! BELLA SWAN IS HOTT ANNE RICE IS NOT ! :) X

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        twilight is my life

        hot guys

        werewolf and vampires GREAT (CAUSE THERE ALL GORGEOUS)

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        I absolutely love both books. I love how in interview with a Vampire you get to hear the story from Louis himself. How he says what he thinks he did wrong. etc. cause hes retelling it- its already happened. I have to say though, forbidden love between a human and a vamp -especially when you include a hot headed werewolf to toy with the story line and a few people who want to kill everybodys favourite characters. Well to put it bluntly, you've got a winner. Twilight all the way :)

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        You are insane. Twilight is wonderful. It has been an inspiration to many young adults to begin writing, or even to read more. It shows good values. And it isn't MEANT to be scary. IT is a perfect young adults book, and a instant classic.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        twilight is the best!!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Stephanie Meyer is THE BEST writer when it comes to vampires, I would choose her any day over Anne Rice, and that's the truth... THE TWILIGHT SAGA IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So you are just a messed up person if you think Anne Rice is better than Stephenie Meyer... no offense!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Twiligt is romantic and

        is not scary plus the guysare so hot not like ann Rice's books

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Hell no ....

        Meyer's books ar a whole lot more better

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        stephinie rocks!!! Twilight saga is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        well..they're both good.. Lestat is freaking good but Edward is something...oh you can call him an every girls dream..

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Anne Rice's characters have a substance that Meyer's lacks. The conflicts and resolutions met with any given main vampire character in Rice's novels resonates a deeper tone, the facade of simple beauty belies a far more complex nature. Much of Meyer's characters are depicted only shallowly, with an emphasis placed on dramatic events to haphazardly dodge from explanation of plot or to prevent growth of a flat character. Both Meyer and Rice choose to give their vampires a sensual appearance, but where Rice's Vampires are unable to copulate and instead find other deeper ways to be intimate, Meyer's focus is purely of a heterosexual drive which presents itself in any given character. During the publication of her novel, Rice's vampire characters challenged many of the moral conventions and taboos of her time, ranging from sexual deviancy to heresy. Meyer's Vampires are virtually human whose only sin is akin to the Catholic Church's condemnation of the Harry potter Novels. The only type of vampire they really represent are what english language and literature instructors define as a 'literary vampire', where the Vampire is any male or female, who singles out society's pure maiden, proceeds to deflower her or make her loose her innocence one way or another, which in effect makes her useless to society and leading at least to a social death. Bella is the embodiment of this damsel. For reference, Romeo from Romeo and Juliet is a literary vampire.

        To surmise: Anne Rice is a more thought provoking read.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Anne Rice's vampires aren't sparklefags.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        I think stephenie meyer! I absoulutly love vampire novels and twilight saga is my favorite one yet!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        I like both.. but actually i'm a huge Charlaine Harris fan!

        I really like Edward Cullen... but I'm absolutely in love with Eric Northman...

        Anyway if I have to chosse... I think Stephenie Meyer is waaay better than Anne Rice.. sorry.. but I really reaaaally liked Twilight Saga...

      • AnnaleeBlysse 7 years ago

        I am watching movies and reading books by Stephanie Meyer's books and enjoying the stories. But, there is just not replacing my favorite vampire villain ... The Vampire Lestat!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        i say that anne rice vamps are waaaaayyy waaayy better den meyers. i mean anne sticks 2 wat a vamp shud b she doesnt try & bring it 2da main stream. NO! she keeps it down& dirty given it its only glamour, through sensuality, intrigue,& mystery. who da hell wants 2c a vamp who glitters?? & doesn't hav any fangs..daz nt stayn tru 2wat a vamp is. meyers is 4 lil' kids who r eitha 2scared or 2 lame brain 2appreciate da tru essence of a night walker!! vampz were made 2scare da shit out of us bt at da sametime hunger 2know wat they r, wat they want, etc. nt 2b popular 4 teens..ANNE RICE!!!!!!!! all da way.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        They both have their merits. There's something dangerously sexy about Edward, but we don't get to see it that much since we view everything through Bella's eyes in the Twilight saga. Anne Rice's vampires are definitely written for an older audience. But, her vamps had their shortcomings. I mean, c'mon, look at Louis: A sniveling, whining somewhat pitiful and self-loathing vampire who could barely stand to eat rats, and in her later works the strange spiral she seems to have taken into the absurdly religious. Both series have the advantage of being set in real locations, which somehow adds to the fun for me. One of the highlights of my trip to New Orleans was sitting at the Cafe du Monde and daydreaming, lol. I fully intend to one day visit Forks, just because it's another way to get close to the magic for a moment.

        Each author has their merits and their detriments. To me, they are equally engaging and enjoyable.

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        I LOVE Stephenie Meyer's vampires, yeah your right, their not that scary, but the Twilight Saga isn't really about that kind of stuff. Its a saga/story about forbidden love and all that.

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      After 200 years of immortality a morose vampire named Louis decides to tell a young reporter his story a tale that leaves a trail of blood and death through history from the 18th century creole country to modern day San Francisco. Special features: subtitles in English french and Spanish and much more. Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 11/11/2008 Starring: Tom Cruise Brad Pitt Run time: 123 minutes Rating: R Director: Neil Jordan

       

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      The Old School Vampires

      Anne Rice's vampires have a very classic and elegant look, very old school. Anne Rice write about scary, horrifying but yet erotic and sensual vampires. She follows the same rules as many other have about vampires. These vamps are not someone to make friends with, these are not the Cullens. they would ripe you in pieces even before you could react.

      The way Anne Rice describe her vampires is in a very dark and classy way. These vampires are very old, some are even more than 3,000 years old.

      OLD SCHOOL VAMPS!

      Modern and Chic Vampires

      The vampires in Stephenie Meyer's world are very different from the regular, old school vamps we were used to read about. For me, vampires wore dark, classic clothes, but when I read Twilight I found that not only vampires were cool, but they dressed very modern and chic.

      Stephenie Meyer portraits her vampires as very fashionable and very in style! They all looked like models wearing designers clothing!

      Classic Vampire Look or Modern Chic Look?

      Do You Prefer the Classic, Old School Vampire Look or The Modern and Chic Look?

      I like the classic vampire look, it's darker

      I like the classic vampire look, it's darker

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        • Nancy Johnson 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

          My image of a vampire is one similar to Ann Rice's description of them including clothing from hundreds of years ago. I just never thought of them as modern and hip, but dark and dusty.

        • raelcalu 5 years ago

          They have this mystique and charisma...besides from loving the set and the costumes.

          They could be modern too you know, just like Louis did when he was interviewed by Daniel.

        • cocomoonbeams 5 years ago

          Old school, for sure

        • MillBucks 5 years ago

          The original classic vampires are the best for me.

        • Brandon_G 6 years ago

          Classic vampires are the only "real" vampire, the rest are just moody, self-absorbed emo kids that make me want to start listening to fire up the Robert Smith cd's and cut myself.

        • anonymous 6 years ago

          normal ones are old-fashioned

        • anonymous 6 years ago

          old school all the way i like sexy and dark not sparkly

        • anonymous 6 years ago

          old school not preschool

        • Ayngel Overson 6 years ago from Crestone, Co

          Old school vampires once again... what's the point of being a preppy goth???

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          Old School!

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          old school.. DEFINITIVAMENTE!! =D

        • darkitten 7 years ago

          old school...

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          CLASSIC! all the way.

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          OLD SKOOL VAMP RULES, the twilight vampire are soO.. fake but i like the twilight story.

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          Classics are far better than the FAKE ASS 90210 want-a-bes who don't even have any fangs. There're only suitable for Soap Operas Shows that's IT! And to go off subject a bit the werewolves are fake as shit too who ever write New Moon is a Werewolf lover it's not fair to have giant wolves that's 10 times bigger then the normal wolf size this is pure B.S. What these wolf lovers don't know there're weaker than the vampire because once the Werewolf dies they become Vampires themselves, that's right look it up in the archives. Werewolves don't have SHIT on a TRUE VAMPIRE. There I've vented and had my say go do the research and you'll see what I'm talking about. Oh! Classic Vampires RULE!

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          the old school leave Twilight in the dust! hmm hot Lestat biting your neck... or Edward Cullen hmm LESTAT!!!! he is cheeky, naughty, sensual, hot, provcative, and a real vampire what's not to love?

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          I like the classic vampire look, but the modern look is sexy very hotttttt.....!!!

        I prefer the modern look. It's sexy

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          • anonymous 5 years ago

            I like the modern look, as long as you don't mean 'sparkles'! I like a vampire that looks like you or I and can blend...until it's too late! bum bum BUM!!!!!! I like to think if there were real vampires, they would hate the gothic look just like they do in Charlaine Harris's books.

          • anonymous 6 years ago

            modern by far.

          Anne Rice's Vampires Are More Erotic and Sensual

          Not only Anne Rice's Vampires are scarier and more dangerous, they are definitely more sensual and erotic than Stephenie Meyer's vampires. The sexual tension between the vampires in Anne Rice's books are incredible, suitable for real hardcore vampire fans!

          The sexual tension between Lestat and Akasha was very strong, powerful and of course terrifying! i think their chemistry was better than Edward and Bella.

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          Twilight's Vampire Love is More Juvenile

          I know Twilight was written for young teen girls, and that's why the romance is so juvenile. But still, young people don't act like that when they are in love. They are very immature and selfish at times. Twilight's romance was very unreal and that gives false hopes for young girls who are reading the books. They think all guys are like Edward and that's not true.

          The fact that a vampire is so lovely dovely with his girlfriend is very funny to me. He is supposed to be a vampire, a scary creature, who only lurks his prey for one reason and one reason only... to KILL THEM!

          I did enjoy reading twilight, but I think Anne Rice's vampires are far more erotic and sexual. Like vampires should be.

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          I think Lestat and Akasha had the Hottest romance - Anne Rice Vampires

          I think Lestat and Akasha had the Hottest romance - Anne Rice Vampires

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            • Nancy Johnson 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

              I don't think of Vampires as really being a romantic being, but I will always vote for Ann Rice's vampires who are very intense. I know that Twilight was written for young adults; therefore, young love.

            • cocomoonbeams 5 years ago

              Ann Rice's vampires were passionate, Bella and Edward seemed uncomfortable around each other.

            • anonymous 5 years ago

              There's no question it was Anne Rice's romance. I don't even remember it and it was better than Edward and Bella. Some eons old vampires fall in love, they know what they are feeling. Some high school kids fall in love...wait till next week, they'll be in love with someone else.

            • anonymous 6 years ago

              twilight was made for children 12 and down

            • anonymous 6 years ago

              lestat and akasha all the way baby

            • anonymous 6 years ago

              Lestat's was way better. Edward's was just supid.

            • darkitten 7 years ago

              Lestat and Akasha never had a "romance"... rather pure lust fed by wll for power :D Which is way better than all the wasted kiss moments i saw with Bella & Edward :P

            • AnnaleeBlysse 7 years ago

              If I were 20 years younger, my answer might be different. ;)

            • Cutie-Patricia 8 years ago

              wow i think Akasha and Lestat have a passionate moment on Queen of The Damned

            I think Edward and Bella had the best romance - Stephenie Meyer

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              • raelcalu 5 years ago

                We're talking love here...Lestat and Akasha is more of lust.

              • anonymous 7 years ago

                lestat and akasha's relationship was way hotter but edward and bella's was more modern and the way a relationship should be nowadays

              Stephenie Meyer's Vampires Sparkle In The Sun

              Yes, they don't burn like we used to think, no, Stephenie Meyer's vampires sparkle in the sunlight. It's very different from what we were told to believe within the vampire mythology. Not only they sparkle, but they don't drink human blood, they called themselves vegetarians because they only drink animal blood. Which doesn't make sense to me. The whole reason they are vampires is to kill and drink human blood.

              But of course, this is Stephenie Meyer's world, and she can make her vampires be they way she want them to be... I think!@

              Vampires Are Supposed To Burn In The Sunlight

              I don't know, but I'm pretty sure vampires could not be in the sunlight because they get burn. For many years, vampire folklore has been telling us this but, all of the sudden Mrs. Meyer decided that her vampires would just sparkle in the sunlight. Well I don't know about you, but this does not sound scary and terrifying like vampires should sound like.

              I don't know, what do you think?

              Do You Think That Vampires Supposed To Burn In Sunlight?

              Do You Prefer Them To Burn or To Sparkle?

              I like the idea of the vampire to BURN in the sunlight

              I like the idea of the vampire to BURN in the sunlight

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                • anonymous 4 years ago

                  Burn Baby Burn! --Sparkle, WTF I think I will throw up.

                • Nancy Johnson 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

                  Yes, they should burn when exposed to sunlight. I never understood how the Cullens could go to school everyday even if it was in the northwest of US. The sun still is in and out of fog and clouds.

                • raelcalu 5 years ago

                  That's why they're condemn, creatures of the night...the idea of the sparkling thing is too amateurish for me. The author did not even explain the reason behind it, does she?

                  I read the books but I don't recall it.

                • cocomoonbeams 5 years ago

                  Yes!

                • anonymous 5 years ago

                  If it's a choice between the two, I'd prefer burn. Sparkling is for pixies!

                • MillBucks 5 years ago

                  They are condemned to burn by the light of day for sure!

                • anonymous 6 years ago

                  BURN!!!

                  last word on the subject: vampires do not wear body glitter. End of discussion.

                • anonymous 6 years ago

                  Ok first of all. What kind of person wants to have a sparkly boyfriend or just a friend in general. >:U

                  And they don't have to technically ignite either. But they could be super sensitive to the light and sunburn easily.

                • anonymous 6 years ago

                  not at all - just to hate day. to live in darkness. also? to have bad reaktion - but not burn at all! ok, well, everything depends on moral and physical strength)))))))

                • anonymous 6 years ago

                  Burn baby Burn. If you sparkle then you are a pussy.

                • Ayngel Overson 6 years ago from Crestone, Co

                  Is this a serious question???

                • anonymous 7 years ago

                  twilight vampires are not real vampires in every sense of the word. the novel/stories are for 12-year olds and who fantasizes loving old men. they have no class, no depths, no style, and most importantly no story to tell!

                • darkitten 7 years ago

                  if a wampire should be able to walk in the sunt, i should come from his sternght, age, power, as smth special about that vampire... (as Akasha was...) Not as a "curse" as the ppl can`t see them in the sun because their "glittery". Bleah... no sparkles, please!!

                • anonymous 7 years ago

                  sunlight should burn them or at least they should have a strong dislike for it and avoid it at all costs, if not for simple hate of the warmth/light and remain skulking in darkness. they should become weaker or blinded, or anything. not friggen sparkle

                • anonymous 7 years ago

                  lmao i agree with brian

                • anonymous 7 years ago

                  NO! That's a myth and total B.S. ! And this Sparkle Crap is unnecessary that shit's for NICKELODEON. It's time to grow up kids Vampires are for adults.

                • anonymous 7 years ago

                  they should burn because they are more sensual and enticing in the dark, who wants a guy that sparkles?

                • anonymous 7 years ago

                  i think they should definitely burn or something because they are creatures of the night but i don't think it should be able to kill them and plus edward looked stupid covered in glitter

                • andreaberrios lm 8 years ago

                  I like the old and classic vampires, with the fangs and everything. Sunlight should burn them not make them look beautiful!

                I like the idea of a vampire to sparkle

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                  • anonymous 7 years ago

                    Vampires and werewolves do not exist.But I believe it is good to have a sense of imagination when writing.Stephenie Meyer brought in a different view of vampires, and made them interesting.They're not traditional, that's what makes them interesting.Twilight's vampires' teeth are supposed to be as hard as steel...so they would have no need for fangs.What's wrong with having them walk about in the daylight?

                  • AnnaleeBlysse 7 years ago

                    My vampire story has both day walkers and night walkers. A vampire that can wander around in the daytime too is ultra scary.

                  • anonymous 7 years ago

                    no

                  Anne Rice's Female Vampires Are Stronger Characters

                  I have to admit that Anne Rice's female vampire characters are much stronger than Stephenie Meyer's. For example: Stephenie Meyer's female vampires, Rosalie and Alice are very simple and almost fun characters. They don't drink human blood, they don't kill humans, at all! and they even make friends with the humans.

                  On the other hand, Anne Rice's female vamps, like my favorite one of all, Akasha, could vanish Stephenie Meyer's girls in one breath. This character is so strong, so powerful and so evil, it makes her the most terrifying vampire alive! She is to be the oldest of the vampires and the first one to be ever created. Akasha is very powerful and lethal! She is THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED.

                  You think you can change my will? I've had enough of this discussion. Join me or die! ... Akasha, Queen of the Damned

                  Female Vampires... Who Is Stronger?

                  Which One You Consider To Be Stronger?

                  I think Akasha is a stronger female character

                  I think Akasha is a stronger female character

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                    • Nancy Johnson 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

                      Akasha of course! Very powerful character by a powerful author.

                    • cocomoonbeams 5 years ago

                      You can't mess with an ancient Egyptian queen!

                    • anonymous 5 years ago

                      Akasha is stronger because she is stronger mentally. Sure, they can all rip someone's head off, but which ones let the men be the boss and which one is the boss herself?

                    • anonymous 6 years ago

                      now I shall ask: "Is it a serious question?"))) sertainly, the Queen.............

                      but what`s about Pandora? I prefere her))))

                    • Robinharmony 6 years ago

                      Akasha is the ultimate form of power, there is no comparison

                    • anonymous 6 years ago

                      Don't mess with Akasha. She will burn you to nothingness.

                    • Ayngel Overson 6 years ago from Crestone, Co

                      The vampire history being traced back to Akasha was an interesting addition to the mythology. Akasha is a strong female character for sure... a little too strong.

                    • anonymous 7 years ago

                      stacey!

                      you make me laugh the living daylights out of me!!!!!!

                      akasha can burn them in less than a jip!

                      oh please!

                    • anonymous 7 years ago

                      Akasha need I say more! True Vampires have FANGS!! and don't run from freakin' Werewolves.

                    I like Rosalie and Alice Cullen better

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                      • anonymous 7 years ago

                        akasha is stronger definitely but rosalie and alice are my favorite

                      • anonymous 7 years ago

                        i don't now but maybe the male is stronger

                      • anonymous 7 years ago

                        Now Akasha kicks major ass, but remember it is Alice that rips James head off in Twilight. And Rosalie isn't exactly a wallflower. I think if pushed to the breaking point the sisters Cullen might one up the Queen. And with mama bear Esme on their side Akasha doesn't stand a chance.

                      Akasha Is The Queen Of The Damend - Video

                      The Queen and King of Vampires in Anne Rice's World

                      Anne Rice or Stephenie Meyer? - What Do You Think?

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                          Nancy Johnson 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

                          Great debate and great lens. Anne Rice for me! I read all of her books including the ones about Jesus as a young boy. I like her historical novels.

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                          raelcalu 5 years ago

                          They're in a different level despite of the same genre.

                          Let's give Meyer a chance to prove herself with her succeeding books, maybe she will improve her style in time.

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                          anonymous 5 years ago

                          I don't like either one of them for my vampire novels, Rice's writing is too dry and Meyers is just too stupid. But in a contest between the two, I'd pick Rice. At least I managed to get through all of her books!

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                          MillBucks 5 years ago

                          Enjoyed my visit here very much, my favorite will always be Anne Rice!

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                          rwoman 6 years ago

                          Perhaps as a vampire expert you can help my husband and I settle an argument @ http://www.squidoo.com/vampires-vs-zombies

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                          Hypnotherapyforweightloss 6 years ago

                          @religions7: This is a great lens! 11 point out of 10 ;-)

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                          anonymous 6 years ago

                          Enjoyed your Squidoo. I like reading and knowing. Chris

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                          Ayngel Overson 6 years ago from Crestone, Co

                          Anne Rice has a romance that was totally missing from Twilight... not the romance between Akasha and Lestat persay but the entire culture, the entire world... the whole mythology is romantic. If I wanted emo from a vampire I'd just read bad poetry on livejournal.

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                          anonymous 7 years ago

                          I liked reading the twilight series, but I actually prefer Anne Rice. I really preferred how she made a book for a few of the vampires, giving them a backstory and getting to really know who vampires, like lestat and armand really were. Yeah, Stephanie did this too, but it would have been nice to read about them some more(like alice :D:D:D) That would of totally been awesome. But since I read Anne Rice's books best, I really think she's the best. It just seems more realistic to me and the stories behing claudia and louis' relationship is awesome, but tragic...

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                          Demaw 7 years ago

                          Vampires have become less and less malevolent as they become romantic heroic figures. They are more like humans with superpowers and not the living dead. I remember a movie called "Old Dracula" where the vampire played by the late great actor David Niven had his butler use a stopwatch when biting his victim. This protected them from becoming vampires or being killed.

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                          lostinfiction 7 years ago

                          I definitely like Anne Rice's works better, but was pretty confused when she started morphing from vampires to religious fiction. In any case, it was exciting recently to hear that she's releasing a video book soon and it will be from some of her older stuff.

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                          Guided Abundance 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

                          Queen of the Damned was my favorite Anne Rice book and Eclipse is my favorite Stephanie Meyer book, but I also was really enthralled with Breaking Dawn and New Moon with all the Native folklore. Stephanie Meyer has surely won me over.

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                          anonymous 7 years ago

                          i like Stephenie Meyer, although both of them are good,,,but i think the vampires of Stephenie Meyer are the best...

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                          FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

                          Woot! Added this to my featured lenses and lensrolled on my Buffy vs Edward lens :D

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                          Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

                          Nicely done; I haven't read either.

                          Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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                          capriliz lm 8 years ago

                          Great job on your lens. Interesting the way you compare the authors' work. I enjoy both authors for what they are and how each of them writes. The Twilight Saga is definitely more appealing to the younger crowd.

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                          aethereality 8 years ago

                          Fantastic job on this lens, absolutely packed with useful content. Keep up the good work!

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                          enslavedbyfaeries 8 years ago

                          This is great fun! I am very familiar with Anne Rice's vampires, but you've made a great case for the more adult and erotic versions of vampires. Personally I love them all!!

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                          Seeking Pearls 8 years ago from Pueblo West

                          Wow... you have presented an interesting case. You have done a fabulous job on this lens. 5*

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                          religions7 8 years ago

                          Interesting lens, has serious potential :)