Book Quote: “Graves Are For The Living…”



Guilty Pleasures is the first book of the long-running Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series, first published in 1993. As well as putting both its protagonist and author, Laurell K. Hamilton, on the map, the book became the catalyst for the growth and popularity of the urban fantasy genre.

Although the series would eventually make a dramatic shift away from its crime fighting roots to become an erotica fest (or porn without plot, depending on your point of view), alienating large numbers of fans in the process, the series remains one of the most popular in the genre, having spawned over twenty books and showing no signs of ending. And while Guilty Pleasures may not qualify as a great piece of literature, it is certainly very quotable. Below is one such memorable quote.


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Graves are for the living, not the dead. It gives us something to concentrate on instead of the fact that our loved one is rotting under the ground.

Laurell K. Hamilton
Guilty Pleasures


I have to confess that I am amazed by the staying power of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. It has long since departed from its early roots, and if I were to compile a top ten list of urban fantasy series that have outstayed their welcome it would be top of that list. Yet the books must still be selling really well, because, to my surprise, the twenty-eighth book of the series was published earlier this year.

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