10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A very individual book.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Vittorio, The Vampire (New Tales of the Vampires) (Paperback)
The problem I find with Anne Rice's work is that much of it refers to other novels, which does give the Vampire Chronicles depth and continuity, but can be bewildering. This particular book is an entirely independent vampire novel, which is one of it's strongest points. It has ideas not covered in Rice's other works but more importantly it contains one of her strongest invocations of a time period. If you want a book that is descriptive, with a dynamic righteous hero (in the end you'll wish he hadn't been turned) then Vittorio is the Vampire for you.
Basically a great stand-alone novel by Rice, with one of the best good vs evil themes she has written.