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Affliction (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter 22) [Hardcover]

Laurell K. Hamilton
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2 July 2013 Anita Blake Vampire Hunter 22

Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton returns with another exciting, thrilling and addictive adventure for her vampire hunting heroine Anita Blake.

Had everyone bitten tonight caught this? The other bites had not looked like vampire bites. They'd been zombie, or human looking. Was this infection something that vampires and shapeshifters could catch? If it was, then it was something new. Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask me, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.

Before now, I figured I could handle them. Before now, I had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that's all changed. Micah's estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctor's whispering about 'zombie disease'.

I make my living from zombies - but these aren't the kind I know so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes... Where will it stop? Even I don't know.

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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (2 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755389026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755389025
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.8 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Laurell K. Hamilton is the bestselling author of the acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novels. She lives near St Louis with her husband, her daughter, two dogs and an ever-fluctuating number of fish.

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'Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field' (Charlaine Harris)

'Anita Blake is one of the most fascinating fictional heroines since Scarlett O'Hara' (Publishers Weekly)

'What The Da Vinci Code did for the religious thriller, the Anita Blake series has done for the vampire novel' (USA Today)

'A hardcore guilty pleasure' (The Times)

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The sensational new novel from the New York Times bestselling author featuring her vampire-hunting heroine Anita Blake.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Predictable 26 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you've read the previous Anita Blake books, you've read this one. The themes are exactly the same ie. "am I a monster because I kill people?" "I push away men in my relationships"etc. Even some of the internal dialogue sounds lifted from previous books. The story is predictable also. Anita is trying to do her job when some big monster appears to make mischief. She is out of her depth but brave nonetheless. The cops don't trust her because she's sleeping with many man but in th end she proves her self with excellent "guy talk" and generally just being a badass.
Summed up; Yawn yawn, neediness, neediness plus kinky sex scene. Oh yey We've saved the day plus our 1 girl plus 6 men relationship has inched on a little further. Hoorah.
The zombies are more plausible than the human interactions in this book.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What's Left? 6 July 2013
More of a rant than a review I'm afraid.

Am I the only one who notices that this series is turning into the Merry Gentry series? Perhaps Laurell should have continued with that series if she wanted to write badly written, non-erotic, erotica? Am I the only one that notices that Anita is also turning into a looks obsessed girly girl? What happened to the black jeans and Nikes? Why do we have to know that she is wearing a thigh holster under her short little skirt and pretty colored jacket? Because, let's admit it - We all know how it is just so darn easy to kick zombie, shape-shifter and vampire butt when wearing a mini skirt, jacket and high heels now don't we? Why do we put up with these sorts of details? Was it more important to be thinking about hair length than to think about how to tell Micah horrible news about his family? When the heck did Anita get triple-E cup breasts? And, how did she never once fall over from the weight of them on her tiny little slim figure?

This book started off with a bang - with a new disease that started out on the East Coast making its way westward and lodging itself firmly in Anita's world. You need to read (in the Kindle Edition) nearly 40 percent of the book before anything besides relationship angst and some peeing contest hi-jinks with the other cops, happen. That is just plan sad. However, what action there is is quite exciting, except that Anita makes some bone-headed moves. But then again, she is in a sort of "heat' and Nathaniel is in his full form , thus tempting her beyond the ability to stay standing - so maybe that explains the fact that she led everyone into a dangerous situation. And isn't it just really sad that even during the action, Anita's sex life take precedence?
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring 12 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Loved the earlier books in this series but ....oh dear me....have given up on this one after reading 20%. Will not bother buying any future Anita Blake...
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ho hum 1 Sep 2013
Does everybody in the US talk as if they're in a psychoanalysts discussion group all the time or is it just Ms Hamilton? I'm surprised they can get anything done in between all the angst, whining, earnest understanding and endless discussion of each others entire life history, inner most thoughts, feelings and motivations, including people they've just met. I wonder if all the evil trigger happy cops just know what they're going to have to listen to if they don't shoot the monsters on sight-I'd be tempted to fire before they could open their mouths too!
EEE boobs? Don't know whether to laugh or cry.
I suspect there is a hat with the label 'see if they'll swallow this' on it and bits of paper with the most ludicrous plot lines and cringe making 'things her men and newest acolytes can say to Anita' in it and somewhere an editor has a contract signed in blood agreeing to use at least 10 of these bits of paper per book.
The actual story inbetween the whining and bonking is fine and would be so much better off without the bilge that buries it almost without trace.
Comment on Edward/Ted's behaviour in this book is probably unprintable-I'm looking forward to Olaf's flower arranging group and macrame classes in the next book. By this time Anita will have a quadruple G cup and the ability to fart rainbows as flowers sprout from the now hallowed ground she has trodden upon.....
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Anita Sue.. 3 July 2013
By J. Finn
Affliction is volume 22 in the Anita Blake Series , a mysterious bad guy is at work in Micah's ( one of anita's live in lovers) hometown where flesh eating zombies are on the rise so Anita and Posse ride off to stop them i would like to say that simplefies it but no that is pretty much it. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars every book is an amazing story. Absolutely
Don,t know how she does it, every book is an amazing story. Absolutely brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another gripping sexy read
For all followers of Anita Blake this is another must read. A little slow to get started and I felt the ending was abrupt but typically fast paced and sexy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Miss w
5.0 out of 5 stars About time!!
Having loved the series from the start, I must admit to getting increasingly disappointed as the series progressed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by GrimBrin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent can not wait for the next book
Excellent can not wait for the next book . this book draws you in from start to finish like all Laurell K Hamilton books
Published 2 months ago by Jeanne McGowan
1.0 out of 5 stars a waste of time
I was on board with a lot of the early AB novels, as they possessed a more fleshed out, tangible and almost visible plot alongside all the endless descriptions and sex, i mean it... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. M. A. Mohiudin
4.0 out of 5 stars Still enjoyable.
In my opinion people are being a bit whiny..... Yes some of the themes are similar to the other books. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ms. Charlotte James
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Love the series - really good writer and the books are great for story and continuity throughout - can't wait for the next one
Published 3 months ago by Rachel
5.0 out of 5 stars Affliction - a great book
In this book we have all the elements that make up Anita Blake's life all rolled into one. Starting with her person connection with Micah & Nathaniel then bringing in... Read more
Published 3 months ago by V G Hickling
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
Another excellent novel. Can't wait for the next. Hope Hamilton goes on to write more superb books. Hope there is more Meredith Gentry books too.
Published 4 months ago by mrs d machin
2.0 out of 5 stars Read it all before - dull
Have read all 'Anita Blake' books and agree that they have been going downhill since about book 10. Bad sex scenes and way too hung up on looks. Read more
Published 4 months ago by zenah
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