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Guilty pleasures
Hamilton, Laurell K.
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Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Books, 2002.

Physical Description:
311 pages ; 24 cm
Reading Level:
550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.0 13.0 11699.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.9 12 Quiz: 04861 Guided reading level: NR.
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Clearfield Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Hamburg Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Lake Shore Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Frank E. Merriweather Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Anna M. Reinstein Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf

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Published almost ten years ago, "Guilty Pleasures" marked the debut of a writer who was destined to grow from cult favorite to a major bestselling author. Now, for longtime Blake aficionados and newfound fans, readers will learn how Anita Blake started raising the dead--and killing the undead.

Author Notes

Laurell K. Hamilton was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on February 19, 1963. She received degrees in English and biology from Marion College, which is now Indiana Wesleyan University. She writes the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series and the Meredith Gentry series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Suckers for vampires will find Marvel's adaptation a satisfying rendering of the Hamilton novel. Numerous details from the book turn up faithfully: Anita's stuffed penguins, Jean-Claude's blue eyes, and the same feel of overheated rottenness. Someone is killing St. Louis vampires, which is murder since vampires are now legal U.S. citizens, and the vamps want Anita to find the killer. No friend of fangs, Anita raises the dead for a living and kills criminal vampires as a sideline, but loyalty to a friend convinces her to take the case. Now she's in for wererats, ghoul attacks, vampire "freak" (swinger) parties, and too many encounters with nymphet vampire queen Nikolaos, plus a parade of gorgeous men (some human, some vampire), all trying too hard to be friendly. Interwoven for intellectuals are fascinating pseudoanthropological details about what a modern society with "real" vampires, ghouls, zombies, and werebeings might be like. The color artwork blends standard DC Comics/Marvel realism with a shojo manga swirl, especially with the bishonen men. No nudity or explicitness, but the heavy sexual vibe and later direction of the Anita Blake stories make this best for adult collections.-M.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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