Interesting book. Although I like the longer novels a bunch, I think she popped out a pretty credible shorter novel here, much better than the Strange Candy anthology, more in the same vein as Micah. Has some memorable scenes, good characterizations. Think maybe this one may grow on me too - when the book Micah came out I was disappointed it was short but it is now one of my favorite in the series. Was surprised that this arrived in Hardcover, thought it was going to be paperback, also has a intro and afterward (23 pages), with some drawings in the back related to the book production process. Definitely read the book first, do not flip thru the back of the book or skim ahead until later! Expect a quick read, speeds by...
It is with books like this one where I wish I read really slowly. I was so looking forward to this book (keeping up the Anita adventures), but it was over in only a mere 2 hours! For what was there I enjoyed the heck out of it, I just wished it lasted longer. Micah was brought in more than he has been in the past couple books, which I loved to see, and Anita's lion side is the main animal crawling for attention in this one. Would have been nice to have an update on more of the men in Anita's life, it seems like each book focuses on maybe 2 or 3 main guys, but what can you do. Overall a SHORT but enjoying read.
Classic Anita Blake - lots of violence, lots of sex, and another new permanent lover added to the mix.
This book was a little shorter than usual, but it was a great story.
None of the boring jealousy and in-fighting that we often get.
There's a bonus section at the end where Laurell Hamilton describes how she got the idea for the book, including a cartoon of the event. I thought that was a really neat addition to the book.
I thought Flirt was a waste of time even for such a "short story". The story line of a man threatening Anita so she'll raise the dead has been done before and she did it better. And I am so tired of the sex to get her strength back. Just an excuse for writing erotica. Give me a sensitive LOVE scene any day not this boring junk.
Then there was the whole how I get my ideas written by LKH. It felt self-indulgent and really not interesting. I started reading the comic and stopped because I was not enjoying it at all.
This was a good book, very quick read. Was not a lot of sex, which I was glad for but there is another man added to the stable. Anita has proven once again that she is not the motherf@#$%@ to mess with. All the bad people are hurt, those that arent killed are fuc*& mentally. Can't wait for the next real Anita Blake book to come out, cause seriously this was just a short story. All in all it was a good book but there is no way I would pay almost $24 for a book with only 158 pages. Did anybody else notice that the chapters were not numbered or given any visual indentifier besides starting halfway down the page. Weird.