I'd been looking forward to this for months, with a mixture of excitement and trepidation ever since I heard it was coming out. I shouldn't have worried. The book is a beautiful hardcover edition and the art is gorgeous. I love the decision to make it all sepia with the only color the red of blood and blood tears (and how happy the blood tears made me! Finally!) I was especially happy that Armand was drop dead gorgeous. Except for the narration interspersed here and there, there is no new text. A lot of people seemed unhappy that the dialogue is all taken straight from the book, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I love the dialogue of Interview. That said, the new narration, while it the right tone, didn't really shed much light on Claudia. It felt almost superfluous because it didn't give any real new insight into her thoughts and feelings.