Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #17)
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Anita Blake heads to Las Vegas for a trip that's all business, no pleasure. In Skin Trade, she partners again with Edward to find the source of eleven slain Sin City officials, and a host of weretigers.
The Real Plot Summary:
Anita Sue: I am SO much tougher and better at this than those wimpy women in my office, who are clutching their pearls in the other room and sobbing into the Manly Men's chests! I can stare at this head in a box and be TOUGH. And MANLY. Because I'm the manliest woman. And I'm TOUGH.
*Anita Sue calls Las Vegas PD*
Shaw: You are in St. Louis and I am in Las Vegas, but I have heard how you sleep with everything with a dick. ...more
Blake received a package that contained a human head. Eww, right? I mean .. who does that?
I’d worked my share of serial killer cases, but none of the killers had ever mailed me a human head. That was new, I looked down at the head, ghostly through the plastic bag it was wrapped in.
Rushing home to pack for the trip, Anita does everything possible to ...more
SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT
The entire deal with Marmee N ...more
I hate Anita Blake. I think I've always known this, and I believe this is where my problem with heroin(e) started. All the guys want to screw her, and all the girls want to be her. And poor Anita Blake, she just can't figure out what to do with this wacky, crazy life of hers. But, as much as she doesn't want to be a "victim" she ...more
Does this matter to me? Not at all. I have remained a steadfast fan of both the Merry Gentry and Anita Blake series since I began reading them years ago. I was always aware of where the w ...more
Vittorio, the vampire serial killer, has emerged again, this time in Las Vegas. He’s already slaughtered several people there to add to his ever expanding kill list and he wants Anita.
Anita calls in what support she can and heads to Vegas before more are killed – but the beasts and weretiger politics also await her in Vegas, no matter how much she’d like to focus on the case.
The most frustrating thing about this book is that, if ...more
In this book, the porn takes a second place to plot FINALLY - however, because two giant orgy scenes conveniently are not in the b ...more
1) Každej chlap chce Anitu
2) Poldové jsou naštvaní na Anitu - na X způsobů
3) Anita bulí, že ji poldové nemaj rádi a vidí ji jako děvku
4) Tělo je TO, jinak budou emoce
5) Anita neví jestli dokáže dělat práci s odznakem - na to se moc neovládá
6) Anita se neovládá
7) Anita se nechce vyspat s nikým novým
8) Anita se vyspí s někým novým
9) S několika
10) Anita má víc problémů než řešení
11) Policajti ji stále nemají ráda
12) Na jejím rozvrhu přibilo pár jmen - měla by si pořídit větší postel ...more
The first few chapters of Skin Trade actually felt like old Anita Blake. And, to my even-in-retrospect disbelief, in almost 500 pages I bet there is less that 20 pages devoted to gratuitous sex (btw - I love sex, just not poorly written sex that is used as a substitute for a plot). Instead, LKH thumps us on the head over and over again about boys not believing girls can be taken seriously and concludes with a trite ending to super-powerful villains ...more
Konunun içinde çok fazla metafizik olmaması da yardımcı oldu. Olaf, Bernardo ve Edward'la gerçekten av mükemmel oluyor. Anita'nın üstüne fazla gidiyor polisler. Sanırım bırakacak işi.. Bırakmayabilir aslında ama ben olsam bırakırdım kendi başlarına ölsün ...more
This is the seventeenth installment in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. It follows Anita, Edward and Olaf as they track their latest vampire threat. When a very unwanted package is mailed to her office, the hunt for its sender becomes personal. Naturally with Anita, she takes the flight out to Las Vegas to track him down.
What awaits her there isn’t just a body count. She realizes the sender is making it very personal...Starting by murdering a fellow Federal Marshall.
Cat and mouse games ...more
Yes, the police case took up more of the page count, but this was one of the books where the police case and the preternatural events were all linked, so things flowed from ...more
1. Thank you for stopping telling us (the readers) what color Nike swoosh Anita is wearing.
2. We get that she needs to have sex- and that she is conflicted- you are beating a dead horse here. She needs to move on already- either stop having sex and die or accept the idea.
3. Can she please have sex with someone ...more
Skin Trade is very well written and LKH is an excellent writer. Her plots are some of the best out there. If that was why I read, I would LOVE this book.
But that isn't why I read. I read for the characters. I want to care about them and I want them to grow. If they regress, it needs to set up growth. It's great to grow over the series, but it is important for them grow in each book. Anita doesn't. I at least want to feel bad for them.
Anita bitches, a lot. I can only ta ...more
In "Skin Trade," the author has backed away from nothing but sex for plot progression...yet the book is still plagued with the same problems that beset her more recent offerings: not enough h ...more
The good points:
- Edward & company are back!
- Anita is back in action, hunting a vampire serial killer.
- Some major elements are brought back into play & resolved.
There were some major writing issues, though.
- The pacing of the book sucked. It takes place in a couple of days, the first day stretching for a LONG time. ...more
Anita goes through life emotionally abusing everyone who cares for her and to be honest complete str ...more
Anita Blake and her group of merry men are back again for more adventures in their alternative-world US of America.
This time, Anita receives a human head in the mail. It seems an old foe, Vittorio the vampire is back to wreck havoc, this time in Las Vegas. So, Anita has to go to Nevada to give chase. US Marshals Bernardo, Edward and Olaf go with her.
The 17th Anita Blake book was eerily reminiscent of "Obsidian Butterfly" (book 9 in the series) in a few aspects: Anita Blake trave ...more