5.0 out of 5 stars Joipopadak- Danse Macabre
Wild magic, forging alliances, emotional bonding, fantastic sex and incredible power struggles! Great reading for the open-minded in all aspects of life.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One more hammer blow to the stake in the heart of a series I loved
I remember when this series was great. Not just good, not just very good, but simply great. Sure the first two books were a little rough in character and writing style. However, the characters were interesting, the setup was clever, and the A-line police work plots made an excellent framework for the B-line character development. By book three, the series had hit its...
Published on October 24, 2006 by M. Flegal
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5.0 out of 5 stars More and more complex,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!,
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4.0 out of 5 stars not a pulitzer winner, but not bad either,
First, people seem to totally be missing the point of the sex. What I got out of it is Hamilton is making Anita grow up and finally realize that sex is not the evil entity that her christian background has brainwashed her into believing. Anita's realizing that sex is an important part of life, and casual or not, is not wrong or dirty. I think it's wonderful that Hamilton has the nerve to write in so many casual encounters. I heard the author speak at her last book signing about the subject of sex in her novels. Why are we so afraid of it? Anita has ten times more kills than sexual encounters in her adventures, yet people are squeamish about the sex. Americans are way too uptight about the topic, and I think Hamilton did an outstanding job addressing that in her latest few novels.
Now let me address the issue of the sex being pointless. Yeah, some of it is, but these are not erotica novels, although some would classify them as such. These are alternate-history fantasy novels, the characters are supposed to be as real as you and I. Sure, anita has had some meaningless sexual encounters, but who hasnt? Sex is not always the fantastical adventure that Harlequin romance novels create for bored housewives. Instead of using the erotic approach, Hamilton uses a very realistic and gritty approach to the sex scenes in her novels.
As for the complaints of there being grammatical errors, dont blame the author for that. You try writing 50,000 words and have everything spelled and punctuated perfectly. That's what editors are for. If you want to blame anyone, blame the editor for not catching it, and the publisher for not catching what the editor missed.
Now, as far as the plot goes, how many more monsters are there to kill? I was getting tired of the same-old same-old of flesh-eating zombies, revenant vampires, bad-a@# warewolves, and ancient demi-gods who want to take over the world. I thought it was pretty interesting that Anita got to meet other Master vampires who she didnt have to try to kill for a change. How many times does Anita's life have to be in peril?
I did however agree that the story ended a little abruptly, but then again, I dont view this as just an individual story, but an installment in a larger overall story, Hamilton may have done the ending short and sweet for a purpose. We'll just have to find out. But overall, even though I may have been the teensiest bit disappointed in the story and plot, the story still made its goal of being entertaining
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4.0 out of 5 stars packs a punch,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Personal,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better and better,
Micha needs some more backbone and Ronnie needs a life.
But enjoy the book and the series .
alternate history can work and very well too!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An exellent book...,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Series taken a sudden turn for the better,
I think that if you are an avid fan of Anita the Anita Blake series then you do need to carry on reading to see where everything ends up.I didn't feel there was nearly as much sex in this book as there has been in the last couple and no where near as much as in the Merry Gentry series. This story from start to finish explores things that we haven't really seen before,like Jean-Claude's past, his friends, Anita's love for both Jean-Claude and Asher become quite vivid in this book also. The sotry lines are evolving like all novel series do, and I think if you can see past the sex scenes then this book is definatly worth the read and adding to the collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dance Macabre,
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5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE The Anita Blake Books~,
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Danse Macabre (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series) by Laurell K. Hamilton (Audio CD - June 27, 2006)
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