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If this isn't allowed, please feel free to remind me and I'll fix it. *grin* I was just wondering...

I wanted to ask people who have read Laurell K. Hamilton, how many continue to read her through her series, particularly her Anita Blake series? I ask, because it seems that there are great many individuals who stop reading her at some point. In fact, most people I have talked to(in both in RL and on the 'net) stop reading her works when they feel that the plot becomes more "porn than plot."

Like I said, just a random question. But since she is one of the more visible authors with a fairly well-known female protagonist(two if you count her protagonist Merry) I thought it might be interesting to hear from people here.

Oh, and yes, this was prompted by your post rivendellrose *grin*
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On July 15th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC), silverkit commented:
I stopped reading after book seven, for pretty much the exact reason you mentioned. More porn than plot. I really enjoyed reading about Anita, and I got a kick out of all of the side characters, and I'm not one to shy away from a good sex scene, but the sex seemed to be taking up a majority of the book. If that's your cup of tea then that's great, but I got a little bored with it and actually started skimming them.

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On July 15th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC), romsfuulynn commented:
Erotica vs. character development
I'm someone who still likes the books, although I will grant they
1. changed radically
2. could use some editing.

and a lot of people are continuing to buy them so someone is reading them, although you'd never guess that from reading internet discourse about them.

My take is that they have become almost completely character based, (and I agree that the plotting has become secondary and less than great) and plot junkies can't stand that.
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On July 16th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC), kawaiigami commented:
I used to like the series, but lost interest when it, as you so aptly put, became more porn that plot. Also, most of the characters I liked were starting to get sidelined (or were only there for one book).
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