ceinwyn81 (ceinwyn81) wrote,

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Books, and Female Main Characters

I am currently reading "The Laughing Corpse" by Laurell K. Hamilton, and it hit me why I am not liking it so much. The main Character is annoying.

I have no issue with their being a Strong and independant female protagonist, like Anita Blake, BUT It seems like each book I read that has one of these in them, they are OVER-DOING it. It sounds very cheesy in their dialogue and actions. Are they trying to overcompensate for something? I mean, sure woman aren't as strong as men; and I am not saying that for any sexist reasons or anything. It's true, Physically, Men are stronger; because thats how we are all naturally built. There are plenty of women who are strong and can whoop a man's ass, but I don't think they act all cheesy and retarded. What I mean is Anita is always talking about her guns, bitching about having a pink shirt because it is girly, how she don't need a man, and she's always right. This book isn't the only one like this. "Dead Witch Walking" The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison started out similar to this with Rachel Morgan. She eased out of the lame-ness though and became a woman character I can respect. I doubt Anita will rise out of the pit, but I guess we'll see.
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