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Incubus Dreams: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Volume 12: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel Paperback – 14 Oct 2004

2.7 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 658 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; 1st edition (14 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841493163
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841493169
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,646,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Death and gore galore ... Hamilton writes with ease and vigour ... Great fun (SHIVERS)

I was enthralled - a departure from the usual type of vampire tale which will have a wide appeal to any reader hunting for both chills and fun (Andre Norton)

The fights are fast and furious, with guns roaring, claws rending and wisecracks by the dozen. (OUTLAND)

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The twelfth book in the New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series: sharp, sassy, sexy and bloody good fun.

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Format: Paperback
I’ve been a fan of LKH’s Anita Blake series since Guilty Pleasures first arrived in the UK.
The series has had it’s high points (Guilty Pleasures, Lunatic Café, Obsidian Butterfly) and it’s lows (Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Burnt Offerings), but I’ve stuck with it.
But - and it pains me, and brings no pleasure to, to say this - Incubus Dreams is the worst book of the series.
In fact, it’s one of the worst books I’ve ever read.
The Anita Blake started off as action/thriller/horror detective stories, but now they are thinly disguised porn.
If you’ve read the synopsis, that’s not the story. The story runs like this:
Anita Blake whines.
She has sex.
She develops a new and mysterious magical power.
She whines.
She has sex with someone different.
She develops a new and mysterious magical power.
She whines.
She has sex with a few randomly selected male characters different.
She develops a new and mysterious magical power.
She whines.
One or more of her seven official lovers whine.
She has sex with someone new.
She develops a new and mysterious magical power.
She whines.
Repeat for 700 pages. And that’s a day - one day, in Anita Blake’s life.
It’s not the sex that makes this book bad (I like erotic fiction). Neither is it the amount (every 2-3 chapters - bear in mind the chapters are very short - Anita’s panties are off). It’s just that all the shagging serves no purpose.
Like a good porno movie, events in the story are only there to give a reason for Anita Blake to have sex with random - and I do mean random - men she meets.
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I've been hooked on Anita Blake since the brilliant Guilty Pleasures and yet, 11 books later, I want to be free! This is better than the last 2, but it's still absolute junk. The book starts well, and by about chapter 6 it is quite gripping. But then Hamilton completely loses the plot (metaphorically and literally) and writes 500 pages of violent sex... vampires, lycanthropes, tables, hamsters...you name it. It's really, really boring (pun intended) literature. And yet, 50 pages from the end, we lurch back to the plot - although by this point I'm surprised Anita can walk - and Hamilton manages a thrilling ending. Why not, Ms Hamilton, miss out the pornography and just write good ol fantasy thrillers?
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Too much sex and soap opera, not enough plot. Things happen but not enough is resolved. And I find myself getting very tired of how much of a MarySue Anita is becoming. When she was a vampire hunter trying to choose between a couple of boyfriends, that was interesting. Now she has a half a dozen on the go all at once, there just isnt room for anything but sex and relationship stuff. Yes, seeing everyone react to her changed status is kind of interesting, looking at prejudice and the dynamics of poly and BDSM relationships when out in a police world, but that wasnt what got me into these books and it will not be enough to keep me here.
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I've read all the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter books, and until Narcissus in Chains really enjoyed the whole series. I thought Narcissus and Cerulean Sins showed a downturn in quality but they are absolute masterpieces when compared to Incubus Dreams. This book is just one sex scene after another with little plot and no real direction, what story there is is dealt with in about 4-5 chapters and the rest of the book is dedicated to exploring the dreaded 'arduer'. I'm not a prude about sex scenes at all, but there are so many in this book that it just gets boring! All the characters you loved in the previous books have either been sidelined: Stephen is no where to be found, Gregory is just annoying, or have changed beyond recognition: Nathaniel is whiny as hell and Jason has gone from a cute joker to a sage old man giving Anita love-life advice. Anita herself is completely unrecognisable as the Anita of the earlier, better books, and due to the lack of any real monster hunting in the book i think the 'vampire hunter' tag is now a bit of a misonomer. Maybe Anita Blake: Vampire Hussy, would be more fitting.
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The book is basically about Anita having sex, or talking about sex, or other people either watching Anita having sex or talking to Anita about either having sex with them or about Anita having sex with other people. Of course, she is still the good Christian girl with high moral value who only has sex in order to prevent something terrible from happening or to save somebody's life. Although Anita has 2 boyfriends, everybody around her seem terribly upset if she doesn't have sex with them as well and also her boyfriends seem to be putting lots of pressure on her to have yet more sex with more people.
That about sums up the book.
Boring is not a word strong enough. Definitely the worst book I've ever read. But since I've never read a porn book before, maybe this is the best soft porn book ever written. I don't know and I don't care. I'm done with Anita Blake.
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