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Vittorio (New Tales of the Vampires #2)

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  21,793 Ratings  ·  358 Reviews
Küçük bir çocukken korkunç bir rüya görmüştüm. Rüyamda kardeşlerimin kesik başlarını kucağımda tutuyordum. Kocaman, kıpır kıpır gözleri kızarmış yanakları dışında tamamen hareketsiz ve sessizdiler. Benimse adeta dilim tutulmuş, kucağımdaki bu görüntüye bakakalmıştım.
Ve bir gün rüyam gerçek oldu.
Ama kimse ne onlar ne de benim için ağlayabilir artık, çünkü isimsiz olarak göm
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Paperback, 213 pages
Published August 2007 by Martı Yayınları (first published 1999)
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William
Mar 17, 2008 William rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire-fiction
That it I'm afraid. I'm finished with Anne Rice after following her since the first - there's only so much angst you can take before depression sets in.

Early Anne Rice novels, the first Lestat books in particular, carried you along in wonderment at a new view of the world, but that wonder has grown stale and stagnant, and lanquid posing while waiting for the next sexual frisson does not, for me anyway, make for interesting reading.

Wondering about your place in the world is all very well, but mo
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Terry
Aug 31, 2012 Terry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tiresome so far. Vittorio is a weenie.
Natasha
Feb 01, 2012 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vittorio: The Vampire is the second novel in the New Tales of the Vampires series by the legendary Anne Rice. Honestly, I first read this novel a few years ago, but I fell in love with this story so much that I had to read it again. I've read some love and some hate reviews on this novel and honestly, I don't see why their would be any hate. Sure, everyone's opinions are welcome, but I personally think this novel turned me into a vampire lover. Yes, I know many will say, "Not her Vampire Chronic ...more
Alex
Feb 08, 2014 Alex rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The truth is that I really wanted to finish with all the Chronicles and "Vittorio" managed to convince me that I am right by doing just that. I barely managed to get through the entire book and very often I wanted to put it aside, and only my persistence kept me going. I think I got tired of the writing style, with the same descriptions and lack of engaging action. The mixing of the vampires and angels is a bit peculiar, for some it all falls in the supernatural category, but for me is a bad mix ...more
Austin James
Apr 09, 2011 Austin James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Vittorio the Vampire is the second (and final) book in the series "New Tales of the Vampires" by Anne Rice. It's different from the previous novel, Pandora. This novel has entirely original characters. Whereas Paganism played an important role in Pandora, Christianity is the focus in this novel.

And I think that's the part of the novel that shines. By this time in the series, the vampire thing is kind of old. I still enjoy the vampire aspect, but I found the angels in this book to be a refreshing
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Danielle
Apr 23, 2012 Danielle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I probably got to page 43-50, and then started to jump around in the book, and decided to read the end of the book. Well the first couple chapters I was enjoying, when the character was talking about his about his life, but when his family was slaughtered, he goes out finding the Ursela, who had put the attack on his family, he finds her, is ready to take his revenge, blah blah blah, just to be made into a vampire, then falls in love with her. OKAY to me that is just weird, you fell in love with ...more
Mai Gharieb
Sep 25, 2013 Mai Gharieb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If there was a half a star I would have given it to that silly boring book! I am really sorry for this. Anne Rice used to take me to places of wonder but in this book she took me to a hell called "what the hell is this?". I wont say much but I really hated this book. I really love Anne Rice and all the vampire chronicles but this one is a failure!
John Gaster
Jun 26, 2013 John Gaster rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Could not finish it… I got to the part where there were angles, and I said, self, this story sucks…
Bonnie
Jul 01, 2013 Bonnie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of gothic horror
Strange and somewhat different in style than Anne Rice's usual vampire writing. This means that it was exciting wondering what horror was going to unfold next, but the character was not full of passion and wonder and dear to my heart the way her Vampire Chronicles characters are. But I think Anne Rice meant for it to be that way; seems she just wanted to get out of her comfort zone.

My biggest problem with this story was the repetition of each of her vampires: why do they all have to come from we
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Ceren Ünlü
Jan 27, 2013 Ceren Ünlü rated it it was ok
Anne Rice'in yazdığı Vittorio nihayet okundu, bitti. 300 sayfa; geliyoruz gidiyoruz ağlıyoruz. Hala bi gıdım yol alamamışız. Kitap bitti de şükür dedim yaw. Anne Rice sen naptın bacım ? Patladım okurken, olacak iş değil :-( Rönesans İtalya'sını anlatıp durmuş, öküz can Vittorio'nun ağzından. Vittorio'da şeytan dediği Ursula'ya anında -cidden anında- nasıl kapılıyor anlamış değilim. Senin kardeşlerinin kafası koptu gözünün önünde... Ananı babanı tüm sülaleni gömdün bi destur de !!! Şeytan da şeyt ...more
Kathryn
Oct 31, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, horror
This one was interesting mostly for the section where the main character is held prisoner along with dozens of other humans by a coven of vampires. The coven is basically "farming" the humans; keeping them barely alive with vampire blood mixed into their food, harvesting the ones who get too weak and turning the stronger survivors into vampires themselves. It's an odd concept. The rest of the book? Convoluted and boring.
Lydia
Mar 25, 2009 Lydia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I guess this book embodies the reason that I don't read more Anne Rice books- they're kind of boring. The main character is super chatty and SUPER angsty. Angels and demons and all kinds of nonsense made it kind of a weird book. I suppose I'd like it more if I was less sarcastic and had a longer attention span.
Rosemary O'Malley
I read this twice; not because I loved it, but because I wanted to see if my initial opinion was still there

I found this one to be, well, boring. It felt like nothing happened. I had no emotional connection with Vittorio, at all. It was a disappointment.

Alas.
Mayara Arend
Aug 15, 2010 Mayara Arend rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Margaret
Aug 31, 2013 Margaret rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some years ago I read the Mayfair Witches series and I really enjoyed it. So, why not read one of Anne Rices vampire books? Big mistake! This book was a total disappointment.
Vittorio, son of a rich lord, sees his family slaughtered by a group of vampires and only escapes because a female vampire, Ursula, thinks him extremely attractive. Vittorio swears vengeance and with the help of a group of guardian angels, sets out to kill the sons of the devil. But the growing fascination he feels for Ursu
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Jude Arnold
Oct 09, 2014 Jude Arnold rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is my least favorite Anne Rice, because it takes place in the 17th Century. It is magnificent. There are no werewolves with these vampires; but there are Angels. It has all the Anne Rice characteristics of Good and Evil, Blood, Sex and Love. It is written in the formal style of speaking at that time in history. And also includes the ignorance, violence and prejudices of the time. Showing that she did alot of research for the story, at the end of the book, in addition to her usual Note on the ...more
Leslie Wiederspan
I thought this book was going to be like "Pandora". In a way, i was. It's the story of how Vittorio first became a vampire. But, I didnt like it. For starters, he is a 16 year old boy and she makes it seem like he is a knowledgeable man, fully grown. I get it, back in the 1400's boys were stronger and were taught in the ways of Lordly ways and war. But Vittorio is 16. I find this story really hard to believe. Oh, and throw in the gaurdian angels and the constant referenced to Christianity. This ...more
David Gillis
I found that this novel was a bit of a disappointment. On the one hand, Vittorio is a deep character with enough angst coursing through his body he could put Edward Cullen to shame. Vittorio is angry, lustful, depressed, and confused as he moves throughout the story, and Rice manages to capture that rather well. However, many of the scenes are described rather dreamily. This could be on purpose, as Ursula seduces Vittorio, and we the readers are taken along for the ride. If so, then it is an int ...more
Svitlana
Jan 14, 2009 Svitlana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great novel!!! What I have learned is that by the love a person can be saved and by the love that very same person can be doomed and brought into the world of shadows and blood. Living forever and always remembering the sins is the greatest burden because there is no coming back. Vittorio's rage to revenge brought him into the hands of those who destroy and kill for living. Imagine yourself being in love with someone who saved only one life, yours. WHAT WOULD YOU DO??? Would you contin ...more
Rinoa Heartilly
Dec 15, 2014 Rinoa Heartilly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
-- contains spoilers --

Okay, so here's the thing.
Interview with the Vampire, Rice's debut novel and at the same time the first novel in the now two-digit numbered Chronicles of the vampires series, was published in 1976, but written in 1973, following the tragic passing away of Rice's young daughter Michele of leukemia in 1972. It has since then gone on to become an international bestseller and literary classic even outside of its genre, as well as being an integral part in founding a new under
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Natalie
Oct 26, 2014 Natalie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't love this vampire story. It was intriguing in some ways, but the theological elements were too overt and unambiguous. In Memnoch the Devil the religious background was engaging but also an enigma - we were never certain if Memnoch was telling the truth, a version of the truth, or a vivid and convincing lie for some other purpose. There is none of that ambiguity in Vittorio - perhaps the possibility that he is semi-mad, but then, it fits too cleanly with the other story. This takes somet ...more
Raquel Leite
Mar 09, 2015 Raquel Leite rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meus
Vittorio, O vampiro,é o segundo e ultimo desta série de contos. E é diferente do romance anterior, começando pela religião que em Pandora, o Paganismo desempenhou um papel importante nela, aqui é o Cristianismo.

Vittorio nasceu durante o período da Renascença Italiana, educado como um cavaleiro para proteger a sua terra. Começando a História por falar sobre a vida de Vittorio e a sua família, que é dona de um terreno grande em Itália, onde vive a sua e outras famílias que pai protege.
Aparecem alg
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Coraline
Dec 31, 2014 Coraline rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a quick, easy read.
Recommended to Coraline by: my husband.
It's hard to describe what I thought about this book. I had no problems reading though it; it wasn't unbearable or anything. I found Vittorio to be adorable and easy to relate to. Most other characters weren't terribly well developed, so I didn't connect much with them. It's an easy read, but not necessarily in the best way.

The whole books seems sort of amateurishly written. Not what I expect from Anne Rice. Transitions from one time and place to another seem to happen a little too conveniently
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Natasha
Oct 30, 2014 Natasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Había esperado mucho tiempo para leer esta historia de Anne Rice, sin embargo al terminar de leer Pandora no tenía ganas de leer éste título, sin embargo me animé a hacerlo, porque le quería dar una segunda oportunidad. Y era algo completamente diferente, me enganchó e incluso a la mitad del libro metieron a los ángeles en la narración contada en primera persona.

A Vittorio, yo me lo imaginaba al principio como un adolescente poco exerimentado, pero de un capítulo a otro, el personaje cambia a se
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Esta historia escapará totalmente de la saga de Lestat, para mostrarnos la visión perturbadora de un vampiro doblemente maldecido.

He de decir que al comienzo no me enganchó, principalmente porque no aparecía Lestat. Sin embargo, a las pocas páginas me quedé totalmente cautivada de la historia de Vittorio.

Un vampiro en un castillo nos cuenta su historia humana. Vittorio era un joven noble, muy educado y rico que no debía temer su futuro. Pero cuando una corte de vam
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Katrin
Jul 17, 2014 Katrin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i cannot believe that this is from anne rice. o.O i love all the books of the vampire chronicles! i have read lestat, interview, queen, blood and gold and pandora. all of them were marvelous. so it was a mere shock to read this one. most of the book is too religious for me, i have to admit that. i didn't like the emphasis on it. also the short span of time that is told annoys me greatly. there is nothing interesting in it! it is how vittorio was made, that is all. also the vampires are so unlike ...more
Kathleen
Jun 17, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-books-ever
So I am done with all of Anne Rice’s vampire novels. All twelve. It was kind of hard to keep reading in some spots, like Merrick and Memnoch the Devil, but I managed it. Vittorio…the second of Rice’s New Tales of the Vampires, the spin-off series. Apparently the second and also the last, since she hasn’t touched it since this one in 1999. So this was written right after The Vampire Armand and obviously Rice was going through a Renaissance phase, since Armand took place during the High Renaissanc ...more
Joshua
Jun 10, 2014 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vittorio the Vampire presents a differing picture of vampires than what Anne has presented with her seminal Vampire Chronicles Series (which I'm slowly working through).

The story begins with young Vittorio and his family living in regal elegance in Lordship over the hamlets and farmland of their valley located somewhere in Italy within proximity of Florence. The story quickly escalates taking the reader on a harrowing journey.

I don't want to say too much ruining the story, but Vittorio becomes
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Audrie
Mar 14, 2012 Audrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just didn't like it as much as the original vampires. I missed the original characters, honestly. It just didn't feel complete without them, and I was almost expecting them all to appear behind every page. Sure, Vittorio was a good character, and the part about the angels was fascinating...but this book went more mature than my previous reads with Rice (Other than this one I've only read Queen of the Damned and The Vampire Lestat) and this is my personal taste...but I just wasn't a fan. Sure, ...more
Vold Kira
Este libro se me hizo bastante más tedioso que Pandora, seguramente por la independencia que guarda respecto a todas las demás entregas de vampiros de Rice.
Aquí comenzamos a dilucidar a una Anne Rice que empieza a incursionar en el mundo de los ángeles, haciéndolos parte importante de la historia de Vittorio, que, dicho sea de paso, inicia bastante temprano a tocar el tema de los bebedores de sangre.
No es mi favorito, pero es una interesante vista a la vida de otros vampiros ajenos a "aquellos
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