2.0 out of 5 stars
Angels&demons&mortals, oh no!, Dec 28 2001
The first half was soooo good! A vow of revenge, a strange town with a horrible secret, a decadent group of vampires. great!
but then the religious theme came into the picture.
Although I'm an atheist I can enjoy stories
with religious themes- but this was narrow minded textbook religion- Angels have wings,wear white robes,have blond hair.
The bad guys say things like 'take this sacrifice
oh satan, our dark lord'
At one point the angels are horrified because one of their wards is in bed with a woman... oh dear! what an awful sin! don't believe all these people saying that sex is a natural urge! oh no! you just keep on feeling guilty about it, ya hear?
the only thing missing was someone burning in hell because he is homosexual.
enough said about that.
Vittorio is tricked by Ursula and she turns him into a vampire.He is in a rage. how did she do this to him?! and what of his pure soul now?!
He forgets about those issues a page later when he and his beloved girlfriend are having a great time killing everyone in town, hmmm did I accidently skip a chapter? I was very confused.
So why did I give this book 2 stars?
Well, the first half was soooo good...
on a side note-If you are a fan of Rice and vampires
in general, I warmly reccomened Carpe Jugulum by
Terry Pratchett for a refreshing view of vampires,Witches,religion and er...tea.