Tuesday, March 01, 2005

"Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings." (And of Vampire Porn)

I'm currently reading Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton. It's around no. 6 or 7 in the Anita Blake Series. I've had an acquaintance refer to previous books in the series as "vampire porn." I argued against that moniker for about 2 minutes before jokingly adopting it. None of the previous books quite reached that honorific. However, the current book definitely merits such an award. And yet, it's the best book in the series yet. Not due to the increasing frequency of "steamy scenes" (okay, not exclusively owing to that factor) but rather because the character interactions have taken on so much more depth, meaning and analysis. It's positively fascinating! (But it's still vampire pr0n. Well-written vampire pr0n.)