Laurell K. Hamilton Message Board
Chath Tiu posts on 3/20/2008 3:29:48 PM
What Ms. Blake is mistaking is that there is only one graduation of love,a dn there isn't. She is assuming that becuase she has strong feelings for a friend, then she *has* to sleep with him. Take Jason, for example. I mean, they have a two+ page conversation about how they want to be FIB's. Cannot be getting much more morally loose then that, yes?
I thought the CBS was subpar, personally. I much prefer LKH's early books to them.
mandy posts on 3/19/2008 5:50:37 PM
Trust me it isn't getting old that has me thinking the way i do. I have no problem with people sleeping around if that's what they want to do. I just think that they should no they're slutty. I myself have no intention of settling down any time in the near future but for delude yourself by telling yourself that your in love with all these people means you're either incredibly stupid or suffering from a mental illness yet unnamed. But at least LKH is making an effort to put her books back on track. I appreciate that fact even if I do think that the whole, "our power is based off love" is bull honkey. It just bothers me because when I first started reading the Anita series she was a character that would have liked and gotten along with if I'd met her on the street. Well now i can definitely say that I'd just as soon shoot her as look at her and the gigantic man herum trailing her like love sick puppies. Oh well, the graphic novel is still awesome, it's still on the before Anita gave up on her dignity part of her life. There are two complete hard covers out for it at Barnes and Nobles so it isn't like you have to walk into a comic book store to get it. Trust me that can be unpleasant. Some comic book stores literally have nothing but men that gawk at women like they've never seen a female before. OK off topic but if you like the Anita series the comic book is worth possible gawking, avoided at B and N of course.
Chath Tiu posts on 3/10/2008 6:02:54 PM
The thing I am not understanding about LKH is why she doesn't take her writing in a new and different direction? Mandy, you've obviously read her, yes? Then it is safe to say that she is a brillant (and I do not use that word lightly here) writer. Miss Hamilton has *such* potential...if only she would sit down and focus it. The problem is, and if you are not minding my crude language, but she is clearly not being, well, you know'd. Thus, her over spill of libio gets funneled into her books...in an adictive and witty way, mind you.
Now do not get me wrong, I am not saying I am not liking LKH, nor am I not reading her. Trust me, you would be surprised at the number of people who critize authors without bothering to read his or her work first. It is seeming to me that LKH is getting caught up in the sexual aspects of her "work" and less on the actual plot lines.
As for you and your pish poshing Hamilton's love base, miss Mandy, I am in complete accord with you. Once was hard enough to gag past. Perhaps we are just being old, ah "prudes" I think is the word LKH would use here? but I am of a mind that there is The One and only The One for each individual on this gay little world we call home. Or rather, that there is One to hold and love such as Blake is wont to do. That is not to say, however, that there are not different graduations of love and that you cannot yern to be with another in what Blake is constantly mistaking to be love.
mandy posts on 1/30/2008 10:58:36 PM
No I totally get you, LKH has sort of lost her way around the line of a plot. I mean after a certain point I understand that plots run dry, as far as I can see it happens with like every author I've ever read. But most of those authors sort of expand, move onto something new, I think if LKH did that for even a little bit she might manage to get a fresh perspective for her old characters when she comes back to them. Then again maybe not, Antia is sort of lost in a cess pool of repitition. I know I've already mentioned this probably a hundred times but that last book about her power base being about love was such, well, I can't use the word that I want to but I would if I could. I mean come on....love...what a laugh riot.
mandy posts on 12/18/2007 7:55:34 PM
I have to admit, I just got the and finished A Lick of Frost from the library and it was different. I mean what happened to Frost was really different. It was a way of not keeping him and simultaneously doing the opposite. I myself was never a huge Frost fan but I know a couple people who were and I have no doubt he'll be back. And maybe who knows, he'll be able to love one lone person by then. Yea! I know my one sided monogomous brain is probably irritating but I don't see how anybody could be happy as someones second favorite. Anyways I was still disappointed when we discover that Mary is pregnant with more then one mans baby. That was so the easy way out for keeping her favorites in the book. Its irritating, but that's me. It was better then most of LKH's books of late so yea!
misha posts on 12/14/2007 4:06:04 PM
love these books super super awsome :)
AsherFan posts on 10/17/2007 2:10:37 PM
I just went to LKH's site and she has the title for the next Anita book coming in 2008. It's called Blood Noir. Sounds interesting. Haven't heard anything about a book on Jason. Could be fun. Just really want there to be a murder in this new book and more working with the cops especially Dolph. His and Anita's dynamic really needs to be explored more.
mandy posts on 9/23/2007 6:55:32 PM
Okay, heres my new spiel. I don't think the last couple of books required any creativity on LKH's part. Sex doesn't require a person to have a creative bone in a persons body. Alls it takes is an over active libido. Yes the new addition to the series was getting back into the swing of having a plot. I was giddy to have Teddy back for a couple seconds. Now after having read it again I want him to go home. He's not the same edward and I find I'm not really impressed by the new him all that much. but them I was really in love with edwards character in his first appearance. Oh well. Plus I've said it once and I'll probably say it again, that whole her power is fueled by love thing. Gag me, it's not true. Anybody who could believe that what Anita has is love with all these men then you really are living in a fantasy world. Don't get me wrong, I love fiction, just not the kind based around sex with peace, love, and chicken grease. And if there is a book called Jason don't be surprised if you don't learn a single thing new about him. In micah we learned maybe two new things about a pivotal character. The whole book was repeats about things we already knew about Anita. I just hope that Jason isn't a repeat.
TALLON posts on 9/21/2007 5:34:22 AM
No the Harlequin is not the last book if you go LK wed site you will see that the Anita Blake series goes on until book number 22. I hope you will enjoy all of them as far as I know Lk is working on a book which was going to be called Jason like Micah but its turned to be longer than she thought it was going to be.
gloria posts on 9/20/2007 7:54:10 PM
Is the Harlequinn the last book? It sounded like it at the end. I bought the book as soon as it came out and finished it in two days. Now I have been waiting but I have heard nothing. I'm gonna check out this comic book....sounds exciting!!
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