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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 12:42 AM
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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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