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No more Anita Blake for me
on 19 November 2012
I very rarely read books with a female protagonist because for some unknown reason, authors can never get it right. The character is usually so unlikeable/unsympathetic and antagonistic, which some authors seem to mistake as 'fiery, fiesty' that I find it hard to believe that every male in the book would find her attractive let alone intriguing or interesting. I never do and I have even more insight into the character as I get the privilege of reading her inner monologue, yea, which is filled with all sorts of idiocy.
Enter Anita Blake. From around Book 7, this turned into a series about a short, angry, half Mexican woman (this description of Blake is given repeatedly) who:
*has sex with and metaphysically bonds with lycanthropic and vampiric heartthrobs
*and feels bad about having sex
*then makes her peace with having sex by falling in love with the heartthrobs
*but feels like she can't love all the heartthrobs
*but then questions whether they love her or the aurdor/odor
*but then decides they love her but she can't love them
*but then ...
You get the picture. If it annoys you reading my description, think how you'd feel reading the book! I'm more annoyed with myself as I should have given up long ago on buying these books and not given this author my money. This is my last Anita Blake book.
Shame that a good series turned out so badly. But as my mum always says, if you don't like something, vote with your feet. So, I'm walking away from this series.