Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series

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Laurell K. Hamilton, Leah Wilson
BenBella Books, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 197 pages
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Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex--and it gets deeper, richer and more perilous, with every book.

Straddling the series’ dominant themes of sex and power, Ardeur gives Anita fans a deeper look into the dynamics, both personal political, that have kept readers fascinated throughout the run of the series. Why is the ardeur the very best thing that could have happened to Anita, personally (aside from all the sex it requires her to have with hot men)? How is Anita’s alternate United States a logical legal extension of our own? And as the series continues, what other bargains might Anita have to make with herself and others in order to keep the people she loves safe from harm?

The collection includes essay introductions by Hamilton, giving context and extra insight into each essay’s subject.
 

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I was disappointed with most of the essays in this book, but thankfully not all of them. "Showing the Scars," in particular, by Jacob Clifton delves into the aspects of Urban Fantasy that most ... Read full review

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I was disappointed with most of the essays in this book, but thankfully not all of them. "Showing the Scars," in particular, by Jacob Clifton delves into the aspects of Urban Fantasy that most ... Read full review

Contents

Giving theDevil Her Due
3
Girls Gone Wild
15
Ambiguous Anita
29
Dating the Monsters
43
Bon Rapports
59
Mom TheresSomething DeadSucking on My Neck
71
The OtherSide of the Street
81
The Domestication ofa Vampire Executioner
91
Ardeurs Purpose
107
Trying the System
123
Are the Fangs Real?
137
Death Becomes Her
151
Deaths Got Your Back
165
Showing the Scars
183
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Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series.

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