Sunday, July 02, 2006
I love this - addiction
I don't watch SOAP operas - ever.
I read them.
Laurell K. Hamilton's , Anita Blake - Vampire Hunter.
Her new one, Danse Macabre just came out. I read it in 24 hours. Stayed up until 2AM, got up at 6:45AM read for another 1 1/2 hours, then started again at 4:30 and ended at 8PM. I did not ever want to put it down.
For anyone following her blog, you'd know she originally wrote 1,000 pages. The book is about 500. I could read 1,000 pages of Anita, Jean Claude, Asher, Micah,Nathanial ... OK, Richard too ... and her powers within the relationships she's formed.
I have read all the books in the series and yes, there's none of the police work in this latest offering - it takes place over two days, there abouts, and it is an intense two days. We learn so much, and so little.
I'm addicted to Anita's world. It's as real as some of the SOAP operas that people watch and have watched for decades. They feel that they "know " the characters, are involved in their "lives", and as weird as that sounds, it's how I feel about reading this series.
When you start caring for the characters, TV or in Books, you want to know more about them, their relationships, their inner emotions - no longer needing to be plot driven, per se, but definitely character driven.
I think that is where Laurell K. Hamilton is going with this. We are driven to learn about the characters than inhabit Anita's world. We want to know. Crave to know. Must know.
At least I do.
I'm a fan.
And proud of it.
Posted by Michele at Sunday, July 02, 2006