6.11.2008

Book Review: Blood Noir

Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton

You know, it's taken me 16 books, but I'm done with the Anita Blake series.

I should state for the record that I didn't even finish this title - I read about halfway, then skimmed the rest, honestly not caring if any of the characters, including Anita, lived or died.

This novella with oodles of words added to try and masquerade as a full length novel is like a combination of really bad Mary Sue fiction, poorly written erotica, a dash of "General Hospital", a lot of filler, and some really played out horror.

Atrocious prose, beyond annoying characters, a ridiculously "lifted from every fanfic plot aside from the pregnancy one which she used in the LAST book" plot, and a distinct lack of Jean-Claude (my only reason for reading now) make this an absolute plod of a novella cum novel.

No, no, no. Pass. Do not pick this one up, not if you ever liked the first few books in the series.

Gah.

2 comments:

Jen said...

Whee! Now you can move on to the Merry Gentry series and be even more horribly disappointed. ;)

Carrie said...

You, m'dear, are a braver soul than I.

I didn't even get past the first half of CS and barely made it through NiC!

Everything that I know about the series since has come from a lovely place on LiveJournal where everyone else is as disgruntled as I am.