Pandora (New Tales of the Vampires #1)
Pandora's story was mildly interesting at points but mostly irritating. I don't love Rice's style of writing and it's really the plot that enticed my interest in the first 3. I didn't like Pandora, the character, and I couldn't care less about any of the other characters. Half the time that I was reading it I...more
I found Pandora to be very interesting..and not at all what I thought her to be..she wasn't the usual angst filled....woe is me Vampire that brooded for centuries(ala Louis..but I love him..they say pain is beautiful..well it certainly was the case in Louis). She was just a woman..who found herself in the mist of an incredible...more
InPandora, fledgling vampire David Talbot chronicles the history of Pandora, a two-thousand-year-old vampire, and in fifteenth-century Renaissance Florence, Vittorio finds his world shattered when his entire family is destroyed in an act of unholy violence and embarks on a desperate quest for revenge, in Vittorio, the Vampire, in an omnibus edition.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
OT twenty minutes has passed since you left me here in the café, since I said No to your r...more
1. Il libro è interessante nei capitoli in cui descrive la vita da romana di Pandora - per quanto questi siano evidentemente in più punti frutto di una ricerca solo approssimativa e superficiale - ma poteva anche evitarsi il primo e l'ultimo capitolo. Noiosi, inutili e fatti decisamente male.
2. Pandora entra con prepotenza della classifica dei personaggi femminili più odiosi di sempre (per me). Una donna che si vanta della sua mente retorica, arguta e intelligente...more
Aun cuando encuentro alguna de sus obras predecibles , agotadas dentro de su temática, hechas en "serie", es decir, de un mismo molde sin variaciones ostensibles...la seguiré leyendo...^^..¡¡¡es que adoro los vampiros!!!.No puedo evitarlo desde que leí hace siglos, "Dracula". Y ,para que estamos con cosas, ella tiene toda una mitología y construcción "teórica" acer...more
In short, this book is about a 2,000 year old vampire named Lydia (aka Pandora) who lived during the height of the Roman Empire (15 B.C.) She is approached by a young vampire named David in the...more
The negatives, unfortunately, dominate the first three quarters of the novel. Much as I remember Armand, Pandora spends significant chunks of time locked in her own head. As a fan of first person narrative, this should represent a positive. But the way this is incorporat...more
Anne Rice definitely did her research and poured her findings into Pandora, the story behind a 2000 year-old vampire. There was so much history that at times it bored me.
Perhaps if I were more knowledgeable about the Roman Empire and it's demise, some of the names, situations and political climates present in the story would be welcomingly familiar rather than b...more
It is a quarter before the new hour. I sit in my domicile, staring speculatively at the vast expanse of white that lies before me, like so much paper only in digital form. What a marvelous invention, computers. Humans may be foolish, bound by their weaknesses of the flesh, but their relentless determination to push forward continues to amaze me.
What to say about this book? Pandora! The...more
Maybe its just me talking... i feel nothing because padora was a woman though a very independent one at that, and the absolute opposite of marius... women...more
On a side note, while it's considered Book 1 of the New Tales, I don't really consider this one as separate from the Vampire Chronicles, like I would with Vittorio.
Gives 4 (1/2) Stars
Pandora was an intriguing novel. The whole story line of how and where it all take and took place . It's a tale of a female vampire and she is being interviewed about herself. It takes place in Europe in the beginning. This novel had its parts to were I thought I would revise it a little. But either way it's Anne Rice and she is Remarkable ,she is a Female writer Legend ..!!! I would love for Anne Rice to come out with a sequel ,but sadly this wont ha...more
I imagined Pandora some cold woman. But in her story I saw she was strong Roman woman, who was well educated, always said her opinion, loved to read books and was maybe even smarter than any man. I just love her feministic side mixed with her passionate side. Maybe Pandora fell too deep in religious things and I think Marius had all right to argue with her telling her what nonsences all cults are.
The all storyline was...more
Summary: Pandora is a vampire that is about 2,000 years old. She is approached by a vampire named David, who convinces her to write down her life in two journals that he gave her. She recounts what it was like in the days she was alive. We get to hear about her first love Marius. She introduces us to her mortal family, and goes through their fate at the hands soldiers. She has to move to a different land. She gets bad dreams on the ship there that is...more
Odd things to put in a book review but maybe it helps explain why for some reason I decided to pick up a book about vampires and rate it as ok! (I'm a little shocked and sheepish by this move.) "Pandora"'s story as she tells it int...more
Like most of Rice's vampire tales Pandora is telling her story in first person, writing it a...more
Pandora, go girl!
EDIT 16/10/2012: ho deciso ti togliere una stella al giudizio perché mi sono resa conto che, mentre la ricostruzione storica della Rice è qualcosa di magnifico e affascinante, accuratissimo, il finale risulta troppo sbrigativo e avrei veramente amato una storia accurata come quella di Lestat.
È pur vero che...more
Dei-lhe apenas duas estrelas, apesar de o livro não ser mau, porque achei que lhe faltava algo que envolvesse o leitor na história. Penso que os sentimentos das personagens poderiam ser mais desenvolvidos, em vez de passarmos de acção para acção.
As personagens estão bem construídas e agradou-me a ideia da vida de Pandora acompanhar a História de Roma.
Este livro tornar-se...more