I'm just writing to say hello.. I'm kinda new at the community thing, so I'm hoping this goes to the one I want it to go to.
Anyway, I hope something starts happening soon around here.. I joined like 2 days ago and have yet to see a post from anyone.. what's going on?
My name is Nora BTW. I'm 26 and a huge fan! I hope you guys write something back, it'd be awesome to hear from ya. TTYL
I sold my hardcover books when I was moving to FL. so had to pause in my re-read while waiting for the local library to have NiC & CS for me. While waiting, I re-read Southern Vampire series. OMG, I LOOOOVE Sokie. She is so polite. And she is amazingly intelligent. Its funny how Anita has a degree in Preternatural Biology, yet people have to explain things to her 1,000 times (yes, you HAVE to have sex.. YES Anita, you must feed... etc)... and did I mention how POLITE she is??!! Even in her THOUGHTS she tries to never say a bad word about anyone!!!! *adores*
Just finished up Danse Macabre.
Overall? eh. It was ok. I was a little dissapointed that she didn't shoot anyone (ok, sorely dissapointed). I mean, c'mon, it's Anita. She only pulled the gun out once, and was wearing all her weapons twice, but both times they were yanked off right before she had sex. I think i'm just a little tired of all the sex in the book. Yes, I understand the arduer and all that, but learn to feed from a distance, ok? That's why Jean-Claude has all those dance clubs (which would honestly be a lot of fun to go to...if they really existed, of course)
One of the things that really irritates me is the fact that there are too many men in the book. And now we're introducing more? The siren thing was kinda cool, and the whole Augustine thing was all right (considering they both had decent plot points) but after that, she decided to forget about both of those plot points and say, "hey, let's have sex with Nathaniel, Jean-Claude, Richard, and Micah all at the same time."
I actually got a little confused towards the end of the book. So, everyone was at the ballet, and all that, then Marmee Noir came in (ooh scary), then they went back to the van, 'cause Anita needed energy, then they went back to the dance club, then everyone vanished. You didn't hear anything about any other character except Asher, who really wasn't in the book to begin with. It sounded like LKH decided, "aw crap, I missed a character. Guess I'll have to randomly throw him into a sex scene."
I'm just going to be paitent and wait for the book where she travels to Washington, D.C. (a rumor that LKH posted in her blog when she was travelling up north.) Now that would be cool. Especially since she said something about Edward being in that one.
The book was just poorly put together. She tried to bring up some major plot points, but either ran out of time, or ran out of space and just tried to throw everything into one 500 page book. Is she getting tired of Anita, I wonder? I can actually equate this to the last Merry Gentry novel, which I think of as, "let's see how many times we can get this character to have sex in one day?" I think that should honestly be the topic of that novel.
Off topic, sorry. So, too much sex, not enough violence, and too many men. Oh, and no vampire hunting, zombie raising, or crime solving. We've now completely missed the entire point of Anita Blake, and all the reasons we fell in love with her in the first place. Well, we can giver her credit for being in the hospital. At least that was a continuation from the past novels.
All in all, just wasn't thrilled with it. Next.
I'm Emily *waves* I live up in northwest florida, about 13 miles from the Alabama border. I've been an Anita fan for the better part of 3 years, and I love the early Anita works. I haven't read Nightseer as of yet, but I own it, so I'm sure I will eventually.
Any comments on the Danse Macabre? I should probably get input on what you guys think before I post my thoughts.
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Hi there! So glad to have this community for our own crazy AB fans in Florida. I am married to my very own Micah *waggles eyebrows* and we have three beautiful children that keep me as busy as my full-time job in the publishing industry and my passion for erotic fiction. I'm in Orlando and have been an Orlando resident for over 20 years now. Thanks spinfrog
for putting this community together! I will have to pimp it madly on my journal!
I look forward to many great Anita discussions!
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Hi, I'm mneiai. I go to college in Florida and saw you didn't have any other members, so I figured I'd join the comm.
I've been a LKH fan since sixth grade (I'm a college junior, now) and my first convention ever was to see her in St. Louis at this itty bitty con that a bunch of people from the mailing list went to. I was pretty much enamoured with the series until Obsidian Butterfly (which was one of the main reasons I wanted to go to that con--she was doing a reading from it before it was released), where I started to feel a bit of disappointment in some of the characterizations (I liked
Edward as just a sociopath). After that I think it was one bad move after another on LKH's part, where the editing and proofreading of her novels, as well as the plots, took a blow. Speculation lends to the theory that it was/is her personal live interfering, which seems the most accurate reasoning.
I'm very upset with the last few books for their lack of a concrete, mystery/horror plot. One of the great things about Anita was she wasn't all about romance or even work, she had these great adventures as someone solving supernatural crimes. I miss that. I'm also usually a huge erotica fan, but I just can't get into LKH's scenes. Or the amount that's in the books, for that matter (I wish she'd tone it down, some...sometimes the sexiest sort of sex scene is the one where we don't have extremely descriptive information about them).
Recently, I've found myself identifying the most with Richard Zeeman and I've begun a characterization essay here on my lj
which goes into my feelings about him. It's odd, for me, because I didn't like him at all until Danse Macabre
, when I started to realize that how Anita saw him was very, very stained by her own opinions.
I still want to know what LKH is doing with the characters, though, so I'll keep reading, though I've decided not to buy any of the hardcovers after this point. Also, I can't forget that the earlier books were some of the all time favorite books, which I was capable of quoting entire chapters of, and therefore will always be nostalgic over the "vintage" Anita Blake.
Hello and welcome,
I am hoping this comm will help the FL AB fans to connect. It would be neat to get together with other people to talk books, discuss character development, etc.
I myself am in Bradenton. I just finished Danse Macabre. I wasn't totally happy with DM, but it did show just how much the charactes have evolved from when we first meet them in the series. I've sort of neglected my Anita books for a couple of years, and now I'm re-reading the books from the beginning. With what I know about all of them now, I can see certain things when characters are first introduced, that I didn't notice or misinterpreted back then. It would be cool to have other local people to do this with.