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Blood (The Vampire Chronicles #10)

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La storia inizia dove si conclude il romanzo precedente della serie, Il vampiro di Blackwood.
La voce narrante è quella del vampiro Lestat - vecchio di duecento anni, ma con l'aspetto seducente di un bellissimo ventenne ossessionato dal desiderio di diventare un santo della Chiesa cattolica. Lestat vive nella sontuosa residenza di Blackwood, a New Orleans, insieme al giovan
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Hardcover, La gaja scienza #952, 358 pages
Published 2010 by Longanesi (first published 2003)
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Sisi Emm
Dec 05, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, never in a million years had I ever imagined giving any of these books a 1 out of 5.

But Blood Canticle is like Anne Rice woke up one day, smelled the roses, opened the balcony doors to be greeted by the shouts of her adoring fans, and then proceeded to perch on the railing and shit on all of them. I'm talking diarreah, buddy.

Lestat is a pussy. No seriously, if you have one of those Edward vs. Lestat arguments, hide this and never use it in your arsenal. I've warned you.

Second...hell
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Cyndy Aleo
May 20, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I swear, it isn't intentional. My recent reading of the Beauty trilogy coincidentally led up to picking up Blood Canticle on the bargain rack. I'm a long-time fan of The Vampire Chronicles as well as her tales of the Mayfair Witches, and my lust for this book, the one in which the two series merge, moved it to the top of my reading list.

Oh, the horror.

::: The Plot :::

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Anne Rice's novels, there are two major series: one about vampires starring the Vampire L
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Jo
Feb 18, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As much of a die hard Anne Rice fan as I claim to be, I have yet to finish this book. Supposedly it's the last she'll ever write in her vampire series. I got about halfway through and wanted to throw the book across the room. It's like a different person is writing.. and it seems like Anne just doesn't care about this series or the vampire world anymore. Lestat saying the word 'dude' was pretty much the last straw. I'll come back to this book eventually, and I'll hopefully be less bitter the nex ...more
Rebecca
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anne-rice
After finally finishing my journey with Anne Rice and her vampires, something I started at age 14, I come to the end pretty dissapointed with the turn Anne Rice has taken with her writing. Theres not much I can say about this book that others havent already said, however I just have to vent about one thing Anne Rice increasingly does with her later books:

Her feticisization of coloured people, especially creoles of the south. I say this as a mixed creole (also on this note excuse my english) who
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M.M. Strawberry Reviews
I was a big fan of Ms. Rice's books for a long time. Blackwood Farm was the first vampire (or Mayfair witch) novel that I didn't love. Actually, she had been declining for a couple of books before that, but it was in Blackwood that I noticed the sharp drop in quality, which only drops even further with this book.

Now, I know that Ms. Rice was going through a hard time. Her husband died, she found out she had diabetes, etc etc.

If Ms. Rice had said to her fans (via her website or otherwise) 'You kn
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Robert
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anne Rice has said this is the last of the Vampire Chronicles, I'm not sure if this is the last of the Mayfair Witches, but this review is written under the belief that Blood Canticle is the end of both. Anne Rice is my favorite author. The Witching Hour is my favorite book. As I reached the end of the chronicles and the time came to read Blood Canticle I didn't want to. I wanted to stay on those cracked humid sidewalks of the French Quarter and bask in the flickering light of the gaslamps. I fe ...more
D.B. Woodling
"There is nothing to writing," as Hemingway once said. "All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." Maybe that's the reason I felt compelled to give BLOOD CANTICLE three stars. It's difficult to transport a reader into a world that cannot be researched, one created in entirety from the author's imagination. Even the most indignant critic would surely agree Ms. Rice didn't just toss in the ingredients without glancing at the recipe.

But, okay, admittedly, I, too, cringed when the author ele
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Now Mona is a vampire and not facing her inevitable death, she is able to ask hard questions – like where her daughter is and what has become of the Taltos

The big dark secret of the Mayfair family is finally open and ready to be resolved.



I have a problem.

When I reviewed Blackwood Farm I gave it 0.5 fangs. I do not regret that rating, it most definitely deserved that rating. But now I have a problem, because Blood Canticle is even worse but, out of some odd twisted sense of needing to finish this
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Jessica Halleck
Aug 01, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Easily one of the single most awful books I've read. The writing was excruciating, the story ridiculous. This made me want to flee into the arms of Anne's earlier work, fold myself into the lush, lyrical writing of novels past, and dismiss this book and the one preceding it as cruel jokes; as nightmares; as phantoms I'd never need to acknowledge ever again. I'm very passionate about the fact that the end of this series is dead to me. I'd just as soon pretend trees had never been felled to print ...more
Troy Blackford
Oct 28, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The peak of Anne Rice's breakdown - this is basically an excuse for long-atheist characters to pound their fists about religion, to ruminate on how the former, late Pope is doing, and generally a way to pretend that whatever random assortment of stuff she was thinking about/interested in during the few months she spent writing this made a story if all compressed together.

Famous for her getting on Amazon and blasting people who gave it a bad review.
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Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien) is a best-selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books. Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002. Her books have sold near ...more
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