Interview was the best, imho. She's had some good ones, like The Witching Hour (I really like the Mayfair witch line, too), but she's had some awful duds, too.
I have a hard time sometimes getting over her over-the-top, way-too-contrived Romantic-attempt style and really bad editing, but then I get into the story.
I've read everything she's ever written, too, and pounce on the hardcovers as soon as they come out! Sometimes, I wish I'd waited for paperback.
Louis is one of my favorites, as is Marius, always. (After Blood and Gold, I sense a sequel starring his ladylove ... that should be interesting!) Lestat seems too selfserving and flashy for me, and the way she's turned him into a demigod is a bit unsettling. He went to heaven? Yeah, right. Funny, it's easier to believe in the whole vampire thing...
Yes, Tom Cruise as Lestat was a huge miscast. He could have done Louis, though, I think. I don't follow the movies enough to know who would be more appropriate, though. Someone flashy and attention-craving, definitely.