Review [sorta]: My Name is Earl & Lick of Frost

Okay, so my husband rented the first season of My Name is Earl last night. I had never seen this show because it looked about stupid. Well, we ended up watching the first 14 freaking episodes last night. It was freaking hilarious. It's like a Kevin Smith movie in a way: on paper it seems like the kind of thing I would absolutely hate, but when put into action, I love it.

Now, for a little secret [nothing to do with My Name is Earl]. I read Laurell K. Hamilton books. You see, I got started on the Anita Blake series back when I was a teen walking to the nearest library and borrowing as many books as I could fit into my deep coat pockets [10 average size paperbacks, if anyone's interested]. Does anyone remember those first few books? They had plot, and Richard didn't make ya wanna slice and dice a fictional character? So do I.

Now I read because it's a compulsion. I started the series and got more than 3 books in, so I have to complete it. Just like if I own two or more seasons of a show, I must own them all. Anyway, I started the Merry Gentry series because... I was desperate for something to read. Anyway, it had plot at the beginning.

Guess what? I found plot again in Lick of Frost! Granted, it's not a great plot, and Merry is even more of a Sue than ever [who doesn't want her now?], but there is a shred of a plot.


Should the presence of plot in a LKH book be considered a spoiler for those who haven't read it?


I'm the same way. I know the LKH books are going to pretty much suck now but I'm too far in to quit now so I keep buying them...although I'm surprised to say that the lastest AB one has a plot...and a lot of Jason...and very little JC or is it that a book featuring the horniest character in the series is the only one in the last what 4 or 5 to have more plot than bad porn?

Which one is Lick of Frost? I know I should know this...I read it but honestly the Merry books sort of all blend together into one big faerie porn fest for me...although the plot was always a bit flimsy in that series...but that's obvious as soon as the overall plot is revealed to be Merry must get pregnant by one of what was it originally 6 guys?

Is there a support group for the odd need to buy every book in a series if you know they suck? Although with moving stuff today there's been much grumbling about me needing to seek professional help for the fact that I buy every book by an author if I read one I like. Apparently not everyone does that?

Making a Loud Noise Until Rescued

"I thought," said Piglet earnestly, "that if Eeyore stood at the bottom of the tree, and if Pooh stood on Eeyore's back, and if I stood on Pooh's shoulders----"

"And if Eeyore's back snapped suddenly, then we could all laugh. Ha ha! Amusing in a quiet way," said Eeyore, "but not really helpful."

"Well," said Piglet meekly, "I thought----"

"Would it break your back, Eeyore?" asked Pooh, very much surprised.

"That's what would be so interesting, Pooh. Not being quite sure till afterwards."

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October 2011