|Plot Summary of Pandora|
|"This installment of Rice's New Tales Of The Vampires begins in the 20th century when we meet Pandora, the ancient vampiress and David Talbot, the newly vampire. David is urging Pandora to write her life story, as one tale of many he hopes to collect from their kind. He persuades her to do it and so we return with her to Rome, in the year 15 B.C. Here we learn about her human life and how she first met the boy Marius. She relates how they become separated by circumstances and how they reunite when she is thirty-five. Of course, by this time, Marius is a vampire. This in no way deters Pandora since she has been in love with Marius since she first met him as a child as he has been in love with her. We are shown how it comes about that she becomes a blood drinker and the turbulent life she shared with Marius for the next two hundred years. She is determined to have the answers. Marius is a cynic of the first order, and this, among other things causes their relationship to be rocky and full of turmoil. Eventually they part ways but they never stop loving one another. "
Kim Mills, Resident Scholar
|"Pandora, the main character, becomes a vampire after being made into one by another vampire. She survives attempts on her life and several centuries into the modern era. The novel acts as a fictional biography of Pandora's life."
Daniela Lo Presti, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Pandora|
Our unique search engine provides a wealth of detail about books by breaking them down into many different literary elements, all of which are searchable (click here).
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 25%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 15%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vampires taking a quick bite
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- super strength
- can fly
- is very quick
- can read emotions
- Domed/Underground City
- 20th century
- general past
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- weird alien sex
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
Use our site!
Search for your favorite town
Our Chief Librarian