Recent Reading: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - Mo's Journal — LiveJournal
Recent Reading: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris|
The series came out around the time Laurel K Hamilton's Anita Blake series went to hell, and it was a nice change to read something paranormal/romanticish that wasn't NC-17. I noticed, though, after a few books, it seemed like they were trying to head the same way, so I said the heck with it & stopped reading them. It's too bad, they were fun, and kind of interesting.
Yeah, I'm not buying that Sookie is a Sue at all; not only is Harris' Aurora Teagarden more a Sue, if you compare any of her ladies with half the Rogue-based fanfic out there (or hey, as you mention, Hamilton's Anita Blake), a Sue she is not. Hamilton's writing is a bit sharper, and her sex a bit hotter, but - oy! - as Blake gone to far into ridiculousness. The Blake novels are pretty groan-worthy at this point.
I'm greatful never to have read those books, though many friends of mine are into the whole Anita Blake saga. I guess I'll just stick to fanfic instead of the source material.
There is such a wonderful amount of well-written fanfic, isn't there. It's great to have that resource; unfortunatly, I can't take that on the bus (yet). :P