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Thursday, February 12, 2009

What a Guilty pleasure it is indeed...

I've often found Laurell K. Hamilton's books are guilty pleasures to read. I love the way she describes the scenes and characters. Her descriptions are very vivid (at least in my mind) and full of details. As the series goes on, Anita grows and changes into what I think, is a stronger woman who is more sure of herself. . .And through the series meets a lot of cool people. The one thing that I find often odd is the majority of her men have long hair. I mean really? . . . a guy with hair down to the floor?! Please.

As said is this is to say, I never quite recall the beginnings of books. I remember the middle and even the end, and things in between but never the beginning. I have to bang my head on the wall, stand on my head, and hope that the beginning will come back.

So I'll say this, in the first part of the book (as close to the beginning as I'm gonna remember) Anita . . . oh heck. I can't remember. Perhaps it's due to the fact that I've been up since 5 and my brain is now completely mush....yeah sure, we'll go with that. But I'll sum it up in one nice little package.

So we have Anita, who raises the dead to help settle legal issues. She also slays bad vampires. One of her best friends is getting married and Anita in the D-D or Designated Driver. While on the way to the club Anita finds out where they're going - Guilty Pleasures. A famous strip club made up of humans and vampires and all the inbetweens. While there something goes horrible wrong thus causing Anita to fight for her friend's life. This fright brings her within a hair's breath of the Master of the City. So it's either Anita or the Master. She enlists the help of her good friend Edward and help from the local King Rat. But does she save her friends life? Her own? I'd like to say yes but......well then I'd be giving it away. I hope I didn't make this book seem lame. It's a wonderfully written book full of humor and suspense. I hope you'll enjoy it too :)

Her Series are...
(one's I've read will be in purple one's I'm reading will be in dark blue )

1) Guilty Pleasures
2) The Laughing Corpse
3) Circus of the Dammed
4) Lunatic Cafe
5) Bloody Bones
6) The Killing Dance
7) Burnet Offerings
8) Blue Moon
9) Obsidain Butterfly
10) Narcissus in Chains
11) Cerulean Sins
12) Incubus Deams
13) Micah
14) Danse Macabre
15) The Harlequin
16) Blood Noir
17) Skin Trade (Coming our June 2, 2009!!!!)

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton. Ace Books New York 1994

1 comment:

Darla D said...

Hey, mush-brain, nice review! You should check out the graphic novel version of this - I'd be curious to hear what you think of it. I love this series and am excited about the June '09 one! (Although I just checked and it's still not on order at the library - maybe your copy will come in in time for your visit if I can put a hold on it quickly enough, once it's on order!)