9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Awful - Stop at Obisidian Butterfly,
This review is from: Cerulean Sins: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 11 (Paperback)Im a big fan of Laurel K Hamiltons books but this is easily her worst one. It continues the decline started with Narcissus in Chains.
Its a virtual rehash of one of the earlier books in the series, with a couple of poorly glued on plotlines in a vain attempt to make it different. The sex scenes continue and neither further the plot or add any eroticism to the story. Ms Hamilton proved she can write a cracking Anita Blake story without gratitous sex (see the excellent Obisidian Butterfly - easily her best work). Ms Hamilton continues her fetishes for men with long hair and thigh high boots - please move on from this too Ms Hamilton!
Without spoiling the plot (such as it is) she strays far too deeply into Anne Rice territory with another one of the plotlines that remains unresolved at the end of the book. Ms Hamilton is a good enough writer that she doesn't need to rip off Queen of the Damned for her ideas.
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 30 May 2011 12:46:04 BDT
Couldn't believe how awful this book was, Dolph turned psycho, Anita turned, nympho and plot total porno. Agree totally with the reviewer apart from Queen of the Damned was a much better written book with a decent plot and characterisation all of which are lacking here. Also the tedium of Jean-Claude and 'ma petite' is grating on me.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›