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Viking Mass Market Paperback – Nov 1994


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (Mm) (November 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380770482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380770489
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 11.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,020,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"I'm going to make you love me, or else" By Fabio March 11 2014
By Vanessa H. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I picked this book up thinking it would give me a few laughs, and be an interesting read. It did not deliver laughs however, instead it delivered kidnapping, scenes of near rape, threats of domestic abuse, the utter subjugation of the only female character in the book with any depth, and the first ever documented case of Stockholm Syndrome.

Spoilers ahead.

Fabio aka Marcello aka Viktor is present day pissed because his girlfriend refuses to give up her dreams of being an actress, and move to the woods to have litters of his children. He dumps her, then mysteriously gets zapped back to a time where his Neanderthal like attitudes towards the opposite sex seem more commonplace. There, on the shores of Vanahiem (totally not freaking kidding about that) he meets Reyna, his old girlfriend's look alike. He decides that it's his destiny to marry Reyna. The only problem is that she's the daughter of his sworn enemy, and she tries to kill him. So he goes over her head, and barters for her with her stepfather like she was a wayward barnyard animal. Viktor promises to "tame her and have her bear my son" in exchange for peace on the island. He then proceeds to kidnap and "tame" Reyna with threats of spanking (TOTALLY NOT FREAKING KIDDING ABOUT THAT!) and rape (which he comes uncomfortably close to doing several times). He completely ignores anything she might be feeling about the matter, instead treating her like a uterus with a bad attitude. It all goes downhill from there. There were a couple of times in the book where I thought maybe Reyna would just murder him and sail off into the sunset. I was really hoping for that. Instead she just turns into a complacent jellyfish every time Viktor's leggings come off. The book made me feel like I needed to go donate some money to the battered women's shelter. Seriously, I looked it up, Viktor fits 11 out of 15 warning signs of an abusive partner.

Though, I do have to mention that Viktor is not a complete monster. He expresses true concern for his subjects when he realizes how much alcohol and cholesterol they are consuming. He also builds them some chimneys, for what that's worth.

I knew this book was not going to be a literary masterpiece, but I had no idea it would make me feel so conflicted about having spent a penny on it. I highly suggest that you save yours for something more worthwhile.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
IS THIS A JOKE? April 22 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
I LISTENED TO THIS TAPE FOR LAUGHS AND THERE WERE PLENTY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS FUNNIER, THE BREATHLESS READING OR THE INNANE WRITING. ONE THING I MUST ADMIT TO BEING CURIOUS ABOUT IS WHETHER OR NOT FLABIO EVEN CAME UP WITH THE TITLE BEFORE HIS GHOST WRITER DID ALL THE GRUNT WORK OF CHURNING OUT THIS HACKNEYED FORMULAIC DRECK.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It's a Gary Stu! May 24 2010
By Jami J. Russell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's obvious from the beginning that this book is a major Gary Stu (a male version of a Mary Sue, also known as Gary Sue and Marty Stu.) Marco/Viktor is Mr. Perfect. Well, except for one major flaw. He expects the women in his life to give up all their dreams and live his. When his first girlfriend refuses to give up her career to be his baby-making machine, he continues filming his movie, only to be thrown back in time. He kidnaps the step-daughter of the evil Wolfgard and again, tries to force her to change who she is to satisfy him. Even when assassins threaten he won't do the sensible thing and let her return (even for a short time) to her homeland so she'll be safe.

Nope, Marco/Viktor is a male chauvinist pig who thinks all women need to do whatever he says. Whenever Reyna challenges him he threatens to spank/thrash/clobber her, even though he knows Wolfgard used to beat her with a whip!

For a guy who makes his living in romance, Fabio doesn't know diddly squat about it!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Don't buy this! Dec 14 2001
By N. Compton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
Whoever decided to let Fabio write a book was seriously disturbed. I'll put it nicely and say that the book seems rushed and not very well thought out. Save yourself the money.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It was an Enjoyable Listen! April 12 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I listened to an audio cassette tape version of Viking and though I thought I would probably hate it and think it was hokey I found myself really having fun listening to the story and totally liked it and the fact that Italian actor Marcello filming a movie about the ancient Vikings is transported back to Iceland during the time of the Vikings becoming Viktor the Valiant a Viking warrior, and I really liked Marcello/Viktor, and Monica/Reyna, in fact I liked this audio cassette version of Fabio's story so much I'm going to search the used book stores for the paperback book. My only minor complaint with the audio cassette version is that the American woman who read the story didn't use any accents, and though I would have liked the reader to have used the proper accents I think she had a very nice sounding voice and even with the minor complaint of the accents I still feel that the audio is a keeper!

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