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Bloody Bones
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on May 3, 2000
Well, let me get right to the point. I've thoroughly enjoyed all of the previous books in this series up until now. While this book was good, it lacked "something" that the others had. As a result, I didn't enjoy it as much.
Don't get me wrong, it's still good, but the story seemed to drag on a tad longer than it had to. In fact, at the very end, I started skipping paragraphs (notice I DIDN'T say pages) just so I could finish it.
The characterization is good, as always, and the plot was interesting. The action sequences were also good, if a little gory. I even enjoyed the introduction of a new type of "monster" that we can look forward to in future books. But even with all that, the book lacked the "umph" that the previous books have.
Maybe it's because I like Jean Claude and he didn't have as big a role in this book as in previous ones. Or maybe it was the lack of tension between Jean Claude and Richard, Ms. Blake's other beau. Whatever it was, it's missing.
Would I recommend the book? Yes, because it's part of one of the best vampire series that I've ever read. Besides that, it held my interest from beginning to end. Ms. Hamilton has an easy writing style that I like, and her books are always interesting. And besides, if this is as "bad" as it gets in this series, then we're still in luck because the author is good and she knows how to keep your interest.
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on January 17, 2003
Hamilton's stories are just what they say they are on the book jacket, scary and sexy. but i don't know... they're going downhill. if i have to read one more detailed 2 page description of the clothes blake is wearing... the books were an odd blend of romance novel and horror fiction which i liked. i'm not a romance novel kind of guy but they were cool. the further i get into the series the more the emphasis is on the romance and the less it is on the horror. i don't think i can take it anymore honestly. who cares how "yummy" blakes werewolf boyfriend looks? you might, but i don't. i don't want to read about short skirts or tight pants. i want to read about vampires and werewolves and zombies. there's less and less of that in every book. its getting to the point where i like the STORY but not the WRITING. i feel bad because the earlier books were so good, but... if you must buy them buy them used.
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on August 5, 2000
Don't get me wrong, I love the Anita Blake books, but once I found out what bloody bones was I was reminded of rawhead rex from the books of blood by clive barker. Two creatures buried for an uncertain amount of time and bound by a stone. Deadly and dangerous. While the addition of the fey made this book interesting it still felt a bit too familiar to books I have read before.
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on October 20, 1996
While I will continue to grab and devour anything by
Ms. Hamilton and most especially the novels about
Anita Blake, in this one she has Ms. Blake act hopeless
and helpless not one, but three times. This was not her best.
I would award that honor to "Lunatic Cafe." Can't wait for
"Death Dance."
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on July 7, 2000
but still interesting.........
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