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Laurel has lost her way....,
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This review is from: Hit List (Hardcover)
I picked up my first Anita Blake paperback perhaps 10 years ago, these stories are a supernatural detective story or whodunnit. The cast is varied with vampires, werewolves, elves and witches to name just a few.
There have been some excellent stories as we have seen Anita grow from 'merely' raising the dead to becoming something much more.
However, as the books progressed, the stories started to concentrate on Anita the person; the changes that were taking place to her and the relationship she has with the men in her life, rather than interesting storylines and sorting out the bad guys. The action has increasingly moved away from violence to the bedroom and while I dont consider myself a prude the sheer volume of these encounters beggars belief.
I can cope with all the above but the major problem over the last 3 or 4 books is that the stories have become thin in comparison to the sex and touchy feely stuff (I am a bloke I dont have a great capacity for this).
I introduced my wife to the Anita and Merry Gentry stories and both of us have become disilusioned with the direction the stories have gone - she read Hit List and advised me not to bother.
Hit List was going to be my last try with Anita so I wont be reading any further Anita Blake or Merry Gentry stories - sorry Laurell but you have lost a loyal fan.
If there are any readers out there interested in something in the same genre but without the bedroom gymnastics, then take a look at the Chronicles of Galen Sword by Judith and Gareth Reeves-Stevens there are 3 books so far in the series with the promise of more if the authors can find the time.