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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 11:42 PM
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63. I think Hamilton has gone way downhill
The first Anita Blake books were great fun: a red-blooded kick-butt heroine and a cast of interesting ghouls and beasties (Blake is simultaneously dating a vampire and a werewolf). But recently she seems to me to be churning out second rate porn: page after page of twosomes, threesomes and moresomes described in dreary clinical detail. Plot and character development have fallen by the wayside, and even the sex isn't that hot. Come on: how many ways can genitals be combined before the reader suspects she's picked up a clinical treatise by mistake? The first nine books are good: after that it gradually descends into Penthouse Forum depths. I'm not alone. A lot of her staunchest fans have given up on the Anita Blake novels.

A nice sexy series is the Diana Gabaldon Jamie and Claire books: start with Outlander. It's not fantasy per se, but an interesting Time Traveler/Historical epic. How the modern heroine copes with conditions and mores in the not-so-distant past - and hooks up with a really sexy Scottish highlander - make for an intriguing read.
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  -Need book recommendations - fantasy type. janesez  Feb-15-08 02:03 PM   #0 
  - I like the Axis series by Sara Douglass  EstimatedProphet   Feb-15-08 02:06 PM   #1 
  - Reading the wiki, it looks interesting.  janesez   Feb-15-08 02:08 PM   #2 
  - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.  azmouse   Feb-15-08 02:09 PM   #3 
  - L.E. Modessit, Jr.  Peake   Feb-15-08 02:09 PM   #4 
  - Roger Zelazny's Amber series  subliminable   Feb-15-08 02:09 PM   #5 
  - I totally second that suggestion!!  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-15-08 04:40 PM   #25 
     - Yes! Yes! A thousand times, Yes!  Iggo   Feb-15-08 04:56 PM   #30 
  - Have you read any of China Mieville's stuff?  MrCoffee   Feb-15-08 02:12 PM   #6 
  - Even better, China's a great guy and a real lefty.  Kutjara   Feb-15-08 09:45 PM   #51 
  - Mieville is one of our most gifted young writers  FloridaJudy   Feb-15-08 10:01 PM   #53 
  - It's series fantasy, but I really enjoy the Dragonlance books  WildEyedLiberal   Feb-15-08 02:24 PM   #7 
  - I'm now reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series  turtlensue   Feb-15-08 03:29 PM   #8 
  - Mercedes Lackey's Heralds of Valdemar books?  Sentath   Feb-15-08 03:32 PM   #9 
  - George R. R. Martin's 'Song of Ice and Fire' series is great  petronius   Feb-15-08 03:37 PM   #10 
  - Ah you beat me to it!  Chovexani   Feb-15-08 03:41 PM   #13 
  - I second that one.  Kutjara   Feb-15-08 09:47 PM   #52 
  - Obligatory George R. R. Martin rec  Chovexani   Feb-15-08 03:41 PM   #11 
  - I'll recommended George RR Martin as well  NewJeffCT   Feb-16-08 08:37 AM   #71 
  - I probably shouldn't reccommend since I don't read much  Inchworm   Feb-15-08 03:41 PM   #12 
  - George R R Martin, "A Song of Ice and Fire" beyond excellent.  yellowdogintexas   Feb-15-08 03:42 PM   #14 
  - try this  DS1   Feb-15-08 03:45 PM   #15 
  - Sheri Tepper, Marian Zimmer Bradley, Dianna Wynne Jones  uppityperson   Feb-15-08 03:47 PM   #16 
  - I adore Tepper  FloridaJudy   Feb-15-08 10:16 PM   #54 
     - Have you read The Family Tree?  uppityperson   Feb-15-08 11:59 PM   #64 
        - She's a master  FloridaJudy   Feb-16-08 12:12 AM   #66 
           - It sure got me. I had to read it many times to get all the  uppityperson   Feb-16-08 12:14 AM   #67 
  - Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series  semillama   Feb-15-08 03:51 PM   #17 
  - Seconded (Williams)  Sentath   Feb-15-08 04:22 PM   #22 
  - This one's rather reverse-fantasy...  mak3cats   Feb-15-08 04:02 PM   #18 
  - The Firebrand  lelapin   Feb-15-08 04:06 PM   #19 
  - Alternate History books by Harry Turtledove   Feb-15-08 04:13 PM   #20 
  - Naomi Novik has a set of historical fiction in this Earth, but with dragons.  uppityperson   Feb-15-08 04:19 PM   #21 
  - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series   Feb-15-08 04:26 PM   #23 
  - I hear there are good...erm, intimate scenes in those as well.  janesez   Feb-15-08 05:19 PM   #40 
     - I think Hamilton has gone way downhill  FloridaJudy   Feb-15-08 11:42 PM   #63 
  - Oldie, but goldie  sarge43   Feb-15-08 04:39 PM   #24 
  - You didn't like the Wheel of Time series?  Fox Mulder   Feb-15-08 04:41 PM   #26 
  - Black Company. nt  IndianaJones   Feb-15-08 04:45 PM   #27 
  - Second the Black Company rec.  Redneck Socialist   Feb-15-08 10:25 PM   #55 
  - I liked Nora Robert's Circle Triolgy.  VenusRising   Feb-15-08 04:46 PM   #28 
  - I liked it , too!  demmiblue   Feb-15-08 04:57 PM   #31 
     - That's how I happened upon it, too!  VenusRising   Feb-15-08 05:04 PM   #33 
        - Ok, I admit...  demmiblue   Feb-15-08 05:09 PM   #35 
           - You and I must have been separtated at birth!  VenusRising   Feb-15-08 05:12 PM   #36 
              - Thank you for the welcome!  demmiblue   Feb-15-08 05:14 PM   #38 
  - You have a lot of good mediocre suggestions here - but I suggest  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-15-08 04:51 PM   #29 
  - You have good taste, sir.  Chovexani   Feb-15-08 04:58 PM   #32 
  - Thank you Rabrrrrrr.  Fox Mulder   Feb-15-08 10:32 PM   #57 
     - Ah, wonderful! Did you get the Coldfire trilogy?  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-16-08 07:28 AM   #68 
        - They were the first books on my list.  Fox Mulder   Feb-16-08 01:02 PM   #73 
  - Dragon Rider of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey  demmiblue   Feb-15-08 05:05 PM   #34 
  - "My Secret Garden" by Nancy Friday  MilesColtrane   Feb-15-08 05:12 PM   #37 
  - LOL! I actually own that book...  janesez   Feb-15-08 05:17 PM   #39 
  - the "The Time Traveler's Wife"  Iris   Feb-15-08 05:19 PM   #41 
  - Damn, you guys are awesome!  janesez   Feb-15-08 05:21 PM   #42 
  - Not really fantasy, but the Wild Card series is great!  EstimatedProphet   Feb-15-08 05:41 PM   #43 
  - You've got good taste  Greyskye   Feb-15-08 06:30 PM   #44 
  - Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind  JonathanChance   Feb-15-08 06:35 PM   #45 
  - Re-recommending Martin and Mieville. All well worth reading. More...  seawolf   Feb-15-08 09:12 PM   #46 
  - Check out some of Terry Brook's stuff.....  aquaman   Feb-15-08 09:23 PM   #47 
  - my husband really likes Terry Brooks nt  momophile   Feb-15-08 09:30 PM   #49 
  - have you read any of Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series?  momophile   Feb-15-08 09:29 PM   #48 
  - Have you read any De Lint?  tofunut   Feb-15-08 09:34 PM   #50 
  - This poster has excellent taste in books, listen to her.  Redneck Socialist   Feb-15-08 10:26 PM   #56 
  - ...  tofunut   Feb-15-08 10:51 PM   #60 
  - Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is wonderful.  uppityperson   Feb-16-08 12:00 AM   #65 
  - David and Leigh Eddings-- Belgariad, Malloreon series.  Malikshah   Feb-15-08 10:33 PM   #58 
  - Queen of the Orcs series by Morgan Howell.  opiate69   Feb-15-08 10:49 PM   #59 
  - Just finished the Golden Compass trilogy (His Dark Materials)  Whoa_Nelly   Feb-15-08 10:57 PM   #61 
  - If the author is S.M. Sterling  leeroysphits   Feb-15-08 11:00 PM   #62 
  - The Name of the Wind--Patrick Rothfuss.  Unvanguard   Feb-16-08 07:57 AM   #69 
  - I have a really, really good young adult fantasy recommendation  oktoberain   Feb-16-08 08:15 AM   #70 
  - My husband recommended the Dark Is Rising series, and I LOVED them!  janesez   Feb-16-08 08:07 PM   #74 
  - Michelle West's Sacred Hunt and Sun Sword series  dropkickpa   Feb-16-08 09:44 AM   #72 
  - Clan of the Cave Bear n/t  Joey Liberal   Feb-18-08 12:34 PM   #75 

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