Born-again virgin vs sex queen
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The early books have complex relationships, but no sex for Anita. The later ones have sex, but are criticised for having no plot...
What do you think?
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I don't necessarily dislike the sex in the later books, but I do find the stop for a ten+ page sex scene after advancing the suspense plot by five pages thing to get annoying after a while.
I like the Merry Gentry books better. The sex thing makes more sense in that world.
I hate the sex books where Anita becomes a necro-slut, and will hump anything that moves, multiple times, while crossing the room. She has become Merry with a gun.
Sex it fine, but there needs to be a plot. And for AB sex always had to be about love and commitment, and now its no better than blowing her nose.
I miss that she used to have a job, I miss the old cast of characters. Anita and her gang cared about each other, now only the ones who worship her are allowed. Those who don't are made nasty and crazy (Ronnie, Richard, Dolph). I hate the power of the month, and the nasty spoiled, self-absorbed attitude AB now has (can we say LKH). Mary Sue indeed.
I don't buy them in HC anymore. I have the last PB, but have yet to read it. I may be done with LKH. Can't stand the Merry books either.
The Merry Gentry series is more fun since Merry does not sit around in the angst over the sex. She accepts it and keeps going. It is true that it may be more acceptable in her world, but killing Nathaniel and Darien (sorry about the spelling) seem to give Anita the free check that she needs. ;-)
even though I love them both, i do love the meredith gentry a little it more. but i do not mind the sex scenes in the later anita blake serie. i still thinks it is an awesome serie^^ I enjoy reading about Anita and the others and if she did not evolve like she does than the books would not move at all. she gets more power = she has to have more men, and I do not mind that. could be because i want the cookie monster more into the book. hahaha
I will agree that the sex is more integral in Merry's world (sex is primal and so are the faeries), but vampires are a highly sexualized group as well. I think for the most part, the sex is necessary and well tied into the story line. Sometimes it drags on a little excessively or makes you think 'yeah right.' But that is the beauty of a fantasy world. Things are supposed to be exceptional :)