Guilty Pleasures : an Anita Blake novel

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Guilty Pleasures : an Anita Blake novel

Postby WELTY69 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:15 pm

Summary of this Book...

Imagine a world where vampires,werewolves, and other monsters are real and that they have been given citizenship. That is the world in which Guilty Pleasures thrusts us. Guilty Pleasures is the first book in Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake series, also the name of a vampire strip club.

This first book follows Anita Blake through some very close and sometimes messy encounters with vampires as she tracks down a serial killer that is targeting vampires. She is tricked into helping the master of the city to hunt this serial killer.

First of all, this world is much like ours but some may say it is an alternate universe, one where vampires, werewolves, zombies, and all manner of other supernatural creatures are commonplace. I try to think of it as the real world.

Anita is a petite yet deadly young woman who makes her living as a zombie raiser and licenced vampire killer (hence her nickname; the Vampires call her The Executioner, a name she wears with pride).

While the book is a bit short in some ways, Hamilton's writing is very nice, and descriptive. While there is ALOT graphic violence and sexual innuendo, it is much more of an adventure story than it is of horror.

I especially liked...

The way you were thrown into it. I honestly thought that this was not the first novel. I looked for one before this but ther was none. There was not a lot of explaining like most first novels tend to do.

I didn't like...

How short it was,it is the shortest of the the series, at this time there is a 13th novel coming soon.

When I finished reading this Book I wanted to...

Read the next book and tell all my friends about it.

This Book made me feel...

Thankful that it was only a novel and not the real world. I would hate to meet any of the characters in a dark alley.

The author of this Book...

I one of my favorites and has been ever since I read this book.

I recommend this Book because...

If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and things with a bit of humor in it then this is the book for you.
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Postby Mlou » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:18 am

My first impression on the title was it sounded like a candy or pastry shop!
I DO like books with humor but am not particularly comfortable with vampires, so I probably wouldn't read it.
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Postby Delaney » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:00 pm

Oohh... that sounds so cool... I like the title too :wink:
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