Laurell K. Hamilton Message Board
luv boooks posts on 7/17/2007 6:38:33 PM
what are these books about? i've never heard of this author!
mandy posts on 7/17/2007 5:29:22 PM
Ok I just read the Harliquin and oh my god. I won't lie, there were chapters that I liked. But there weren't that many, first of all the book started out with Anita blatantly supporting slavery. I'm sorry but that is disgusting, if immortal creatures can't exist without a master then maybe they shouldn't exist. What reason is there to live like that, I don't think a life where ones only purpose was to serve a master is a life worth living, and certainly not forever. That really had me so mad I have no words to describ it. And that of coarse is followed by about fifty pages of Nathanal whining with Anita. Anyway I still love Edward, and nearly laughed myself to death when Anita got indignant every time she was called a whore, because lets face it, she has no right to respond like that. But what really had me near tears and yes I will admit it is when she had sex with Belle Morte. The death of Anita Blake is what she should have called the book. The end was probably the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. We run on love, blah blah, yea right. The only good thing that may have come of this thing is that maybe I got one of my wishes, maybe Richard will finally be free. God I hope so, I was sick of the poor guy being stuck in Anita's slave parade. Which hey we all know Anita loves making people slaves. I am so mad at Laurell K, so mad!
nick posts on 7/16/2007 4:05:57 PM
for the new Anita Blake books the stories are getting a bit boring and same-ish. it is a dissapointment becausse the older books were very good. I do hope that if L Hmailton is going to write more Anita Blake novels, she will make them better. It's a shame that the series is going downhill.
mandy posts on 7/7/2007 5:31:52 PM
Okay everybody take a deep breath. Let's all just agree to disagree, this is a discussion board. Maybe if one of the ever present fans could say why they think LKH's new additions to the Anita series are so great I might listen. But give us something substantial not just, yea Laurell we love you YEA! Give me a break, I finally read strange candy which I got in from the library and it was a great book. The short story about Anita had me once again thinking, I miss Anita so much. It's like her conscience went on vacation and left her and libido behind to have a party. And no, no one is holding a gun to my temple screaming read it or die, but forgive my last vestige of hope that LKH might decide that she would actually like to right a book. You know what those are don't you, you know in general they have characters and a plot and great things like that. The good news is that I have also read the comic book and I love it. I am a graphic novel dork and though it lacks the detail that the actual book has it was still awesome. First reason,yea, Edward is back in the mix. I really miss death, he was the best. But yes if you can get your hands on the graphic novel it is very cool. God help us all if they go into her new ones in that form, dirty cartoons, yuck. Anyway that's it, I'll post later haters.
Aquaria posts on 6/30/2007 12:50:02 PM
This is a discussion board, not a groupie board. Want to kiss up to an author, go to her/his website. Anywhere else, people will have different opinions about a book, and have the right to express them, as long as it's done civilly, and, even better, intelligently.
Jay posts on 6/29/2007 9:56:30 PM
Honestly this person critical stupid or what ever the stupid name is, has no life. And it seems to just like to bad mouth on many authors. Everyone has their own way on writting. Not everyone has to think the same or write the same, because if we did it would be BORING. IDIOT!! LOVE YOU LAURELL, YOU ARE AWSOME. KEEP WRITTING.
Anonymous posts on 6/29/2007 4:33:55 PM
You are absoloutly gross person who posted before me idiot.
Critical Thinker posts on 6/29/2007 12:03:10 PM
You know what I get tired of?
Is people yelling down at those of us, who make our disappointed with paying money for a substandard product known.
I didn't pick up Anita to read a bunch of hunch crunching and meaningless, empty sex.
I have plenty of books where I can find that.
I didn't pick up the Anita Blake series to read about a 27 year old woman who has finally decided to go EMO simply because she hasn't the foggiest idea that a great orgasm doesn't equate to love.
I didn't pick up the Anita Blake series to read about a grown woman who has yet to realize that one's heart strings are not attacted to their womb.
Nor did I pick up the Anita Blake series to read about the author's personal opinion about religion or to put a different spin on bigotry, racism or elitism; i.e., the men wearing Red shirt to "alert" Anita that they are willing to be food for the arduer.
I read The Harlequin and it took me two and a half weeks.
I finish two Diana Gabaldon in between wanting to toss The Harlequin in the trash or setting the pages afire with my cigarette.
Amanda is absolutely correct.
The entire downfall of the series is due to a lack of editoral pruning.
I understand the world is viewed through Anita's eyes, but instead of the author showing me what's going on around this character, I, as a reader spend more time belly up in the ramblings of her mind, that the story falls short of anything worthy of the emoney I put out for a hard cover book.
If that is hard to understand, then allow me to impart a bit of wisdom.
LKH's book are a product, as a consumer I pay good money for her books expecting something more than a lemon.
Anonymous posts on 6/28/2007 8:26:39 PM
fox dung brain. What the heck are you babbling about that I happen to not care about.
Beast posts on 6/28/2007 8:18:09 PM
Ok you know what is the real problem the haters. Seriously no one is holding a gun to your head saying you have to read her books. You don't like it thats fine, but there is no need to be a B***H about it.
So for all of those who do nothing but bad mouth and make it so people who do enjoy her books don't want to go into message boards and chats i will say what nobody wants to or is willing to say, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!
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