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Laurell K. Hamilton
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7 Nov 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.

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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (7 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755389042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755389049
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,810 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) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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26 of 26 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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51 of 53 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a waste of time 22 April 2014
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 was put on the back burner but LKH at least tried to have a plot. it the started to go downhill ad i stopped reading, came across this in the library and thought this seems like it has a modicum of plot, so decided to give it a chance.
Big mistake. it is clear that LKH gives zero craps about her fan base because this is just patronising
The story centres on AB heading out to visit Micahs father (and family) whilst trying to figure out how to stop a new type of disease plaguing the locals, hence the title affliction.
Almost immediately AB annoys me by almost snapping at her secretary for not giving her news fast enough, i mean she just got off the phone to give it to you and its not fast enough.
We find out that AB has to break the news to Micah that his father is gravely ill and has been bitten by a zombie, speed is off the essence to rush AB and her harem of men to Micahs father's side, yet AB had enough time to ponder useless crap, tell Nathaniel how much she loves him and have heart to hearts with Micah and Jean Claude, it is almost 100 pages before we get to Micahs father.
At this point i care not what happens. This whole book just deals with constant pissing contests between anyone who does not agree or listen to AB or differs with her in any way in the slightest, be they law enforcement, fellow female marshals, religious zealots or vampire/rotten zombie creatures. ENDLESS descriptions abound and Heaven forfend that AB is wrong in anything she says or does.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
once again a fantastic story from laurel had me gripped from start to finish so much so that I almost missed my bus stop for work in the mornings!! Read more
Published 27 days ago by magic20
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
Amazing book, well worth a read.
Published 1 month ago by Fiona Clarke
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 2 months 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 3 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 3 months ago by Jeanne McGowan
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 4 months ago by Mrs Carolyn 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 4 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 5 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 5 months ago by mrs d machin
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