Guilty Pleasures

Laurell K. Hamilton


Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

  • Title: Guilty Pleasures
  • Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780515144413
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback



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Okay, so some of the girls asked that I do a review of the Anita Blake series because I mentioned some things that intrigued them.It's not a finished series and usually I would reserve judgment on a series until it comes to its conclusion just in case the author was going somewhere I wasn't expecting.Kind of like that scene out of Austin Powers where Austin's in the bathroom stall with a bad guy and a big Texan man is in the next stall and can only see Austin's feet. He hears Austin Powers grunt [...]

(This is a massive pan. Just a heads-up.)I've finally given up on this series, though I'm embarrassed to say it took me about ten books to get there. This is another of those books where I loved the premise, but the execution made me gag. Anita is insufferable, self-centered and judgmental, and her self-justification for her transformation fromnoli me tangere virgin to super-slut is laughable. (God apparently told her directly that it was okay. Whatever.)The appeal for me was always Richard the [...]

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Anita Blake is a vampire hunter/slayer among other dealings with the undead/occult and she's only in her early twenties. Story is told in a first person P.I. style which means there's some wry humor as well as a focus totally from the main character's POV. PROS (1) Fast read; (2) Vampires are similar to the legends but have enough unique differences where we are dealing with something new and enticing; (3) Anita is a nice mix of male and female which means she should appeal to both genders; (4) [...]

That was something. Right, I guess it was ok.How did vampires become common knowledge? I understand they became legal 2 years prior to the action in the book, but why? How? And who is Anita Blake? I could not connect with her at all. She felt shallow No, not shallow. I really can't find the word right now She felt not real, but someone that simply went with the flow, with no actual starting point, or purpose. I would like to say she felt like a character in a book, but I love books, so that woul [...]

This book. I loved it the first few times I read it. And then. Not so much. I blame reading Fever right before. Also. There was something. I could not quite put my finger on. At first. What was it? The writing style. Everything was fragmented sentences. And strangely formal speech. Instead of I’m, we get I am. Instead of I’d, we get I would. Every. Time. Even when it does not fit. It is like LKH has not yet met an apostrophe. I am one of those people, you know the ones.Once I see something, [...]

I finally got around to reading Guilty Pleasures, the first Anita Blake book, and can at least see why they're not in the Romance section: it's gory and the author doesn't seem to like vampires at all.I know Hamilton's very well established and has a huge fan base, and I know there are lots of other people who don't like her books, so I feel pretty confident I'm not going to get lynched by saying I'm glad I only spent $2 on this book.I really didn't like it. This is partly because I was so often [...]

Reread. Back in the day, when Anita wasn't a power hungry, nympho :(This book reminds how great the Anita Blake series once was. Here Anita Blake has a job as an animator (raising the dead for information for the police force) and isn't spending any of her time lazing in bed with her posse of wimpy beauteous men, she even has girlfriends and we are introduced to an intriguing character named Edward (I had forgotten all about him!). This is the book where she meets Jean Claude whose charms she is [...]

The engaging start of a wonderful series that morphs into erotica partway through. If you like V.I Warshawski, Kinsey Milhone,and other female gumshoes, and you like some fantasy, you will definitely like this series in the beginning. Normal world, normal woman, except that vampires (and other supernatural critters) are real, some have civil rights and coexist with humans more or less peacefully, and the protagonist is a 5'2" gun toting butt kicking necromancer. Her day job is raising the dead f [...]

It was ok, I guess. Before Kate Daniels it was Anita Blake. However, it is one of those rare instances where the copy cat is much better than the original. Anita is a raiser of the undead and killer of vampires. She is coerced to help a powerful vampire queen and to investigate the murder of several powerful vampires. The main problem with the book was its heroine. She was so unlikable, so proud of herself that she does no drink, doesn't have sex and is such a good Christian. Oh, she is so judge [...]

If I read "naw" one more time, I'm gonna have to slap a bitch. That has to be, to me, the least intelligent-sounding word to come out of anyone's mouth--doubly so if you're answering your own rhetorical questions, Anita, as though the reader is too stupid to realize that no, the vampire probably won't let you go.Anita's a stone cold bitch; in all three hundred pages I think the only real concern she had was for a character we barely met whose name I've forgotten. (In fact, this review had one st [...]

All of Ms. Hamilton's books have erotic undertones, but this is toward the beginning of the series, before those undertones turned into overtones, sidewaystones, diagonaltones, and all those other tones that we can't discuss in polite society. At this point and through book six or seven, you can still call them action novels, rather than "action" novels, at which point you're just turning the pages thinking MY GOD, WHAT A HORNBALL THIS WOMAN IS.Anyway, if you like the supernatural and action her [...]

This was a complete waste of time. The obscenely poor writing drove me crazy. If it hadn't been a library book, there were several occasions when I would have thrown it across the room. ("Bullywdammitgoosebumps marched up my arms") Hamilton never took the time to set up the world we're reading about, or give any sort of motivation to the characters' choices/actions. This was confusing and annoying. The lazy editing was incredibly distracting; I found at least four typos in the book. I didn't lik [...]

You know when you have someone who is constantly trying to get you to read a certain book because they KNOW you will love it? Well, that is why I decided to read this one. BUT, after I read it and told her that I liked it, she told me that this is NOT the series she was talking about. oops! haha, too bad! I like this one, so far, and now I guess she will have to wait (and nag me) even longer until I get to the series she meant for me to read. (Dark Hunter?)Also, she warned me to only read this s [...]

I never really had any intention of reading this series, but a close friend of mine insisted that I buy the first novel when we were roaming the shelves at Barnes and Noble. Yes, the book grabbed my attention, but I'll painfully admit it was because of the subject matter rather than anything truly engaging that the author wrote. The truth is I don't really care for Anita Blake's character. Anything she takes any time in describing is pure agony reading. Her continuous lectures on guns is annoyin [...]

I started reading this series long time ago. I Specially have very good memories from reading the first book of this series, which is why I will always cherish these books. But I will not ignore the fact that this series has some serious faults and flaws that in my opinion, are getting out of hand! This series started strong and remained that way for several books but suddenly took a turn for worse. This series captivated me because of the vampires. I have a thing for vampires and in this series [...]

***2017 Summer Lovin' Reading List***Another title in what seems to be morphing into my Summer Vampire Reading List. I liked this one and will probably read on, at least for another book or two, in the series.These are old-school vampires, susceptible to both crosses and holy water, something fairly uncommon in current urban fantasy. Anita knows that she is opposing evil, not just being prejudiced against a new segment of society.There was also, I thought, a nod to Anne Rice's vampires, specific [...]

Well. I'd made the mistake of picking up one of Laurell K. Hamilton's later Anita Blake books and reading it first. I had to stop halfway because to be frank, it sucked. It really, really sucked. I couldn't believe people were paying money for that garbage. But many of my friends insisted that the first few books of the series were actually pretty good and not quite so wlsh fulfillment-esque. So I read the first book. it wasn't bad. In fact, it was a much better scale than her later books. But I [...]

I present to you, a haiku about Guilty Pleasures: No no no no no.What the fuck did I just read?My brain is melting.Thank you.

Summary ~ Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is an animator and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law--as long as they don't get too nasty. Now someone's killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees--with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting--to help figure out who and why. Trust is a luxury Anita can't afford when her allies aren't human. The city's most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 12-year-old girl. [...]

Laurell Hamilton was completely new to me. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. I love her work! I flew through the Anita Blake series. On average, I read a book a day. And on a super lazy day, one and a half.Guilty Pleasures. Anita Blake. She is an animator. She raises the dead for a living and occasionally consults the new task force that covers all possible paranormal homocides. Surrounded by monsters, dodging the manipulatice powers that continue to attemp [...]

if you had to be someone in this world you could not do better then being anita blake cool as buffy and witty to boot.i will admit that this is one of my very own guilty pleasures

I have heard about this series as one of the best books in PNR/UF genre. So I avoided it like the plague. A lot of those popular series have a lot of hype and they never live up it. Well this book was one of the pleasant surprises. Guilty Pleasures was engrossing from the first chapter. Anita Blake, the vampire hunter, was a confident and capable heroine. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri where vampirism was legal. In fact, they were so immersed in society that they had their own churches, strip [...]

**edited 12/15/13As this is one of the trope-makers for the urban fantasy genre, it was quite interesting to read. Even I found the worldbuilding fascinating. However, I did not enjoy it, and, as usual, I'm going to work off my ill humour by enumerating precisely why. With all my complaints, I do not exactly regret reading this. Hamilton's influence is visible throughout almost all of the books in our current urban fantasy genre, from the Dresden Files (Jim Butcher explicitly acknowledges his de [...]

This series is SO AMAZING!!! It is about a zombie raising/vampire hunter! She is so awesome! She is very tough and reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer only WAY more kick butt and knowledgeable about Vamps! DO NOT read this series if you don't like sex in your books. At first there is no sex, but as the series goes on, there is more and more of it! The stories are so action packed and there are so many twists and turns that you just can't put these books down!! Honestly, I started with book on [...]

1.5 stars. When I picked this book up, I was hoping I had found a new series to dive into. Unfortunately, it was not nearly as good as I was hoping and I do not see myself reading additional books in the series.

not sure what to think about this book it was very well written and the plot was great but there seams to me to be something missing though I can't put my finger on what it is so a four out of five from me

This is my first book with this author and I have to say that I really liked the characters and the story. It was a really intense book. Anita is a really tough female or it's like she always says "either I'm tough or just crazy" I think she's both, which is not a bad thing. I saw we can't have one without the other and she had both and she also had a great heart too. UpdateI decided to do a re-read of this book since I wanted to continue the series and needed to refresh my head of what happened [...]

a good start to a series

I remember my best friend reading these years ago, and really enjoying them. Maybe if I had read them then, too, I would have liked it better. Reading it today, it just didn't work for me, and I quit before halfway. Being that the story is in first person, I expect it to be easy to follow, having access to all of Anita's information and thoughts, etc. Except that it wasn't. Instead of seeing this, or being shown things through Anita's eyes, instead we're told things, and it's like it's too much [...]


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