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Blood Noir: Too much drama, too little actual plot

Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton

I probably shouldn't be plodding on through this series at all. I haven't truly enjoyed an Anita Blake book in years. Lack of editing hasn't done the series any favors, and while I don't mind sex in novels, Laurell K. Hamilton still hasn't figured out that sometimes you can gloss over periods of time when nothing much is happening plotwise. ("Three weeks later...")  I don't need a play-by-play every time the characters get it on. It just fills up pages and crowds out the plot. I miss the days when her novels spanned several weeks or months of time, and when the plot filled out the whole book rather than being sandwiched around the endless sex.

Due to my longing for plot, it took me a little while to realize that Blood Noir isn't actually very good. I was so pleased to see a story, I didn't notice at first that it wasn't a very interesting one.

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