Yup yup that sums up my whole attitude to everything right now
After force feeding Lawrence his pain relief and watching him descend into a drugged stupor, Anita finally brings herself to call back the ‘scary’ number that beeped her pager. Oh, this is so thrilling and scary.
It was Stephen who phoned her, saying that Nathaniel is hurt and in hospital.
who is Nathaniel?
why exactly am i supposed to care?
Nathaniel was ‘one of Gabriel’s people’ – a wereleopard, and probably involved in the production of the whole porno snuff film racket that made no sense. Anita then spells out for us all how bad Gabriel was and how sick and twisted he was and it takes up far too much room in the text. She questions, as I am doing, why Stephen needs her to come to hospital at all.
“I’m one of the names in his wallet in case of emergencies. Nathaniel works at Guilty Pleasures.’
“He’s a stripper?” I made it a question because he could have been a waiter, but it wasn’t likely.
I know it’s a question. I can see that it’s a question. You do not need to tell me that’s a question. I am not blind.
Jean-Claude owned Guilty Pleasures, and he would never have wasted a shapeshifter off-stage. They were too damned exotic.
Who wants to see a man strip when you can see a man turn into a animal in front of you?? MMMM SEXY i mean when i see this
I just think PHWOARR LOOK AT THAT ISN’T THAT SO SEXY I AM SO TURNED ON RIGHT NOW
except i don’t because i am not insane and find animals sexually attractive. JC’s strip club involves men making you suck blood from open wounds and people turning into animals. That is the worst strip club ever – unless you’re into that. The club would never make money because it’s appealing to such a tiny minority who are into bloodplay and bestiality.
Says a lot of disturbing things about the author though.
Nathaniel was hurt because Zane, another wereleopard, has been pimping out them out. You see, despite being a murderous rapist, Gabriel really looked after the wereleopard when he wasn’t raping them or forcing them to be in snuff films.
If the aim is morally ambiguous, the book has gone far over the line right into glamorising violence and rape.
Zane then gets on the phone and laughs and makes threats and is 100% generic bad guy. Anita makes generic threats back, and points out that she dumped Richard for eating someone.
Technically true, but that’s not the full story, is it Anita?
Zane hangs up on Anita so she runs to her Jeep to help Nathaniel in this thing that has nothing to do with her and will probably not be helped by her interference.
Anita thinks that Zane is going to run over Stephen and Nathaniel. While they are in the hospital. With people watching.
She just gets stupider as the books go on. She looses ten IQ points with each new instalment.