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Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
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did not like it
bookshelves: paranormal, fantasy

What a self-indulgent bit of tripe. The conceit for this book is that the plot stems from a thoroughly uninteresting and commonplace thing that actually happened (gasp!) to Hamilton and a few of her friends. The only amazing thing about it is that Hamilton and her friends seem to have blown the incident out of all proportion, into some sort of proof of their inherently awesome artistic sexiness AND something worthy of creating "art" around. The result is little more than a boring and extended anecdote, with a thin covering of "plot" that does nothing to advance the Anita Blake storyline (other than to add another man to her harem. But that hardly counts as advancement of plot at this point.). I'd say that Hamilton needs to get out more, but that would only lead to her having more boring experiences that she feels obliged to write entire books about. What Hamilton DOES need is a better editor, who might prevent her from using the exact same phrase to describe the exact same character ("He looked at me then, his eyes so wide there was a flash of white to them.") on two consecutive pages.
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Started Reading
February 1, 2010 – Finished Reading
February 9, 2010 – Shelved
July 31, 2011 – Shelved as: paranormal
October 24, 2013 – Shelved as: fantasy

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message 1: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Collins This is the first book that doesn't even tempt me. I think these last few Anita books where Hamilton seems to be trying to find a compromise between the early action-packed stories and the more recent weird erotica aren't working at all.

Jevron McCrory It's the first book of hers I have read, I won't be reading her others. Tripe sums it up perfectly.......

message 3: by Kimberly-Dawn (new)

Kimberly-Dawn Quinn Met her editor and expressed my disappointment only to be told the number of New readers that had joined the ranks. disappointed. .... Just resolved that the Anita Blake I first met is dead and gone.

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