The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #2)
I have read it twice now, and there are parts that are still heart-wrenching.
In the second book of the Anita Blake series, The Laughing Corpse rips you from reality and tosses you unexpectedly into a world of voodoo, betrayal and forced submission.
Following the first book, this begins centered around Anita Blake and her job as an animator as well as the consulting work she does for the paranormal police division that investigates homocides that are obviously perfor...more
So far, this series is not what I expected. It is slightly grittier and not the least bit upbeat, but more along the lines of what I expect from quality dark urban-fantasy. I enjoyed this book more than the first, largely due to being more familiar with Hamilton's world and characters, something which is typical of long running series. The first books are usually the weakest. I...more
Aslında uzun zamandır aklımda Anita'nın tüm kitaplarına yorum yazmak vardı ama niyeyse kısmet olmadı. Finallerin yarın olması bende her zaman ki gibi blogla uğraşma içgüdülerini tetikledi ve işte ben, kendimi Anita'nın 2. kitabını yorumlarken buldum.
Gülen ceset aslında Anita'dan okuduğum ilk kitaptır. Rastlantı sonucu bir sahafta elime geçmişti ve bende okumuştum. Kaç yıl öncesinden bahsediyorum inanın bilmiyorum. Düşünün o zamanlar daha ingilizcem iyi de...more
4 stars cause it ran a bit long in the middle.
Anita's character is fantastic, capable, practical and stubborn. The other major players in this story are intricate and colorful.
The mystery is better this time, though in retrospect a little unbelievable, even for this universe.
I enjoyed the character growth and the plot progression.
Over all a great read!
What I like about Anita is that she isn't perfect. She kills vampires but she is sc...more
For all the Anita Blake books - I started this series with my then friend, Meredith - she actually got me hooked that fateful summer of 2000 when I was living on her wooden floor in Brooklyn. We were both unemployed and bored and got hooked into this series. I loved Anita Blake because it was before I discovered the new genre - what I like to call "badass chicks who kick ass!" written in first person - and so she was all empowering and of course there were hot vampires and werewolves in it.
En effet, l'histoire est originale, différente donc de ce que j'ai pu lire jusqu'à présent. Malheureusement, le thème du vaudou, je n'aime pas trop. J'ai été emballée jusqu'à environ la moitié du livre. Après, j'ai trouvé que ça commençait à devenir longuet. L'action est trop lente à mon avis. J...more
The Laughing Corpse didn't start as slow for me as Guilty Pleasures. It starts out with a possible new case right off and it gets interesting quick. Anita and her boss, Bert, make a house call where she is asked to raise a 300 year old zombie. This...more
The question of humanity in the first three books that I have read...more
Something is out there in St. Louis, and this something is tearing up families and leaving little more than chunks of meat. This is when RPIT, St. Louis' Regional Peternatural Investigational Team, calls in Anita to help solve the murders. This ends up leading her into a world of voodoo, where nightmares live even in the daylight hours. Then, if having an extremely powerful voodoo priestess after her wasn't enough, Anita also has to deal with Harold Gaynor, a wealthy man who is wa...more
Don't get me wrong, walking corpses are awesome! I'm one of the biggest deadheads out there (heck, one of my all-time greatest moments was meeting Romero himself). Frankly though, I'm still waiting to be impressed. There's something about our not-so-helpless heroine that I just don't like. She's just not all that relateable. Odd I know, since each entry in the Anita Blake series (so far) reads like a jour...more
Like before, Anita finds herself caught up in a little more trouble. Shoot me now, but I beleive this is only the begining of her problems since this is only book 2 of 17.
In this book Anita gets envolved with none other than...zombies, well what she beleives may be a zombie, but only reading the story will tell you exactly what is killing innocent families! A sick (not the cough-cough sort of way) c...more
The story rattles along at a fair old rate and because of that (and, because of its' lack of length) I finished it in three day. I'd recommend it to people who are a little bored with the more run of the mill murder mysteries.
The second book in the Anita Blake series is just about as good as the first. More zombie and ghoul focused, which I can definitely appreciate. Less vampire, more dark-and-creepy. Hamilton keeps the original tone in this second book, with lots of darkness, lots of gore, and a heroine that continues to kick ass and take names.
Again, the focus in this book is on the mystery. What's killing people? How does it tie into everyone else Anita...more
As the body count...more
And she sees a flesh-eating zombie – whether out of control or wilfully set on people by an animator, voodoo priest or necromancer. Either way, people are dying and being eaten and Anita needs to get some answers before she sees more bodies. Except investigating require...more
Com muita acção, bastante diversa, suspense e combates/lutas bastante explícitas,torna-se uma leitura rica, entusiasta e que nos prende no primeiro momento.
Se com a sinopse, pensava, tal como eu, que tudo se desenrolaria ao redor do casamento da melhor amiga de Anita, Catherine, desengane-se, pois poucas...more
I can honestly say that I wasn't enraptured by the first installment of the series, Guilty Pleasures, but what I felt was missing Hamilton remedied with this installment. This time around we actually get the chance to get to know who Anita is and not just what she does...even if what she does involves a fair amount of blood and innocent lives lost in this installment.
Among physco million...more