Werewolves, Vampires, and Coffee


Here’s my book review of Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton. I think it’s the eighth book in the series. The series is pretty good in a way that you want to read them because you get involved in the characters and want to know what they’re up to.

The lead character Anita Blake is a self-confirmed coffee junkie, so there’s always a few good coffee scenes in each book.

The books are heavy on the supernatural eroticism and open descriptions of sexual encounters, so keep that in mind if you decide to read one. Just do me a favor and start at the first one. Don’t jump into the series in the middle.

Here’s the book synopsis from Amazon

Anita Blake is back in St. Louis and trying to live a normal life-as normal as possible for someone who is a legal vampire executioner and a U. S. Marshal. There are lovers, friends and their children, school programs to attend. In the midst of all the ordinary happiness a vampire from Anita’s past reaches out. She was supposed to be dead, killed in an explosion, but the Mother of All Darkness is the first vampire, their dark creator. It’s hard to kill a god. This dark goddess has reached out to her here-in St. Louis, home of everyone Anita loves most. The Mother of All Darkness has decided she has to act now or never, to control Anita, and all the vampires in America.

The Mother of All Darkness believes that the triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude with Anita and the werewolf Richard Zeeman has enough power for her to regain a body and to immigrate to the New World. But the body she wants to possess is already taken. Anita is about to learn a whole new meaning to sharing her body, one that has nothing to do with the bedroom. And if the Mother of All Darkness can’t succeed in taking over Anita’s body for herself, she means to see that no one else has the use of it, ever again. Even Belle Morte, not always a friend to Anita, has sent word: “Run if you can…”

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4 thoughts on “Werewolves, Vampires, and Coffee

  1. Via Youtube-
    Editor- I rec’d several comments on Youtube from fans of the series regarding an error I made. I’ll let you read them yourself. DWP

    From NightskyDarkstar- Just a lil FYI…. if you are going to be doing a book review you might want to get some very simple facts straight. Like the simple fact that Anita Blake is a Federal US Marshal, NOT a private detective. Theres a really big difference there.

    My response- Oops, looks like I touched a nerve there. It’s worth noting that she’s not just a US Marshal. She also still does a lot of work in the private sector, including private detective work if that’s what the client’s are coming in for. She may not be a typical PI, but it’s not outside her character’s purview, unless Laurell K tells me otherwise.

    Her response- Again, incorrect. The only private work she does is raising the dead. If you actually read the series she always refers private detective work to a totaly different character in the book, ie: Ronnie Simms.

  2. Via Youtube- cherose228 has made a comment on Bullet_Laurell K. Hamilton.MOV:

    This video is absolutely hilarious, and thanks for posting it. It’s true that AnitaBlakeTheTownBicycle is not a PI. It’s also true that, IF and when she bothers to show up at the office where she is a PARTNER, she does necromancy and zombie-raising. Unfortunately, the last round of zombie-raising that she did was accompanied by a mental rape. That’s my main gripe with the way that the series has degenerated. Child rape and mind rape, and pointless sexual orgies substitute for a real story.

  3. Thanks for those comments cherose228. It’s much easier to be told that I’m wrong in a nice way than in the rabid superfan way that NightskyDarkstar went about it. I’m definately with you on the use of sex as a substitute for the story. No plot and all sex is just plain old porn.

  4. Via Youtube- cherose228 has made a comment on Bullet_Laurell K. Hamilton.MOV:

    You’re entirely welcome. I see no reason to take a board with nails in it to someone who is disenchanted, to put it mildly, with the series, for one silly mistake. What she’s writing now is not even “good” porn, either. It’s dangerously badly written S&M/B&D porn for which she takes NO responsibility.

    Unfortunately, the troos (for “TROOOOOOOOOOOO FAN!) cannot STAND for anybody to make fun of the subject of their tiresome, adolescent crushes. Lame writing, and a lousy personality extant there

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