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Preview — Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton
Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #3)
In Circus of the Damned-now in trade paperback for the first time-a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for his own-but his enemies have other plans. And to make matters worse, ...more
Here Anita is still working as an animator and an assistant to preternatural police force. Anita has a full plate, as usual, after a full night of corpse raising, she’s then hounded by members of “the ...more
The first two books in this series, Guilty Pleasures and The Laughing Corpse are amazing pieces of work.
This book declares no less awesomeness. This is the book that wraps you around the series and pulls everything together. This book is really the beginning of the journey that whips and turns you into a reality that is completely twisted, morbid and simply put, cool!
Anita Blake is introduced to a few character ...more
The swearing is excessive and redundant. And I realize that in a series you have to make each book a stand alone and therefore have to explain the same thing several times. But does it have to be word for word? There are literally paragra ...more
Just three books in, and already we can see a pattern forming. Dudes come to Anita to have her do something; she says, in no uncertain terms, "No". Dolph calls her to investigate a murder; it ends up being the weirdest, most unusual murder Anita has ever seen. Jean-Claude makes the moves on her; Anita tells him to F@#$ off. Anita does minor investigating, bad guys come out of the woodworks to try to kill her, Anita is rude and sarcastic ...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.
Bir şeyi söylemeden geçemem anita hayran kalınacak bir karakterdi,ama bazen o inadı insanı çileden çıkaracak noktaya ulaşabiliyordu. Yan karakterlere bayıldm dolph ve polisler,larry hatta bert süperdi :D erkeklere sylenicek ...more
*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*
Circus of the Damned, the third of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton, opens with Anita meeting with members of Humans First, an organization campaigning to have vampires criminalized again.
They ask for the daytime resting place of the Master of the City. Anita refuses, but there is a bit of deliberation. Not so long ago, she would have believed that staking a vampire wasn’t murder. Things have changed over the course o ...more
The most important pro is that there is Edward to be had. Cold, ruthless Edward with a soft spot for Anita but for Anita the friend, maybe even Anita the baby sister, not Anita the "sex bomb".
Then we have the first Richard appearance. Damn but the guy was full of potential. Charming and full of humour. The Richard we meet in this book has nothing to do with the whinny, cruel, jealous SOB he becomes late ...more
I liked the mystery in this one, because it wasn't the sole focus. we get to see more of Anita in her daily life, and more of her interactions with Jean Claude. Her animating is brought more into focus ...more
'Where do you get your shirts?' I asked.
He smiled, 'Don't you like it?' His hands caressed dow ...more
First of all, Mr. Oliver fails as the ultimate scary vampire. He is mildly manipulative, but doesn't come across as all that powerful. The most powerful act he does is stand next to sunlight. Not particularly frightening. He doesn't even have control on his underlings. He is the most powerful vampire on earth and he's forced to live as a nomad? He's too vulnerable at the end and is easily staked with Anita's "Ha! ...more
This is so over-the-top and silly. But I kept on turning the pages. Had to see just who she was going to blow away with her gun(s) or stab with her knives.
One small woman, all those ancient vampires. And no one can kill this woman? Really?
Sigh. Against my better judgement, on to book 4. . . .I'm opening another bag.
Shape shifters, werewolves, monster snakes, master vampire all participating in yet another non-stop Anita Blake novel. Her time is distributed between necromancy, vampire hunting, helping the local police department, and avoiding becoming some master vampire’s human servant.
Amusingly, LKH interjects some very fun scenes where Anita is to be festooned in a Civil War Bride costume. I just laughed at this vis ...more
The author stopped Anita from saying "Naw."!!! It never bothered me that much, but I liked the book a ton better without it. And she kept the rhetorical questions, which I liked.
This book also had a good portion of action, new characters, and character development. New romantic interest!
What I loved about this book compa ...more
So Anita Blake is actually the most annoying woman in the world and this book is actually ridiculous. I had high hopes for this book after the last one exceeded my expectations, but alas, it wasn’t that good. Some people might call it “action packed” or “exciting.” I prefer to call it “Anita has to shoot someone every other page.” Like, its okay to have some action scenes, but really, can we just have some down time?
So the vampires are once again this book’s focus. We’ve got some ...more
Anita’nın bu kitabı daha aksiyonluydu. Kitapta asıl olay şehrin efendisini tahtından indirmeye çalışan çok güçlü bir milyon yaşındaki vampir ve onun bunu elde etmek için Anita’ya karşı oynadığı oyunlar. Her şey vampir saldırılarıyla başlıyor, şehirde bir başvampir olduğundan şüpheleniyorlar ve de haklılar. Onlar ortaya atılmış minik ipuçlarının peşinden koşarken Richard adlı kurt adam ile de tanışıyor JC sayesinde. Anita onu en başta insan sand ...more
"Guilty Pleasures" - Anita is trying to track down a serial killer that is murdering vampires - a bit of a role reversal for the famous Vampire hunter. But her search brings her into contact with two of the most powerful vampires around and she ends up paying a price much higher than she could ever imagine.
"The Laughing Corpse" - Anita turns down the raising of a very ancient zombie, as the only thing p ...more
We are introduced to Richard who becomes one of the major players and one of my least favourite characters in the series. But here, in this entry, I like him. Given the choice of him or JC I'd go with Richard as he isn't as... controlling, or as Anita says he isn't a SOB which JC definitely is at times.
I think Alejandro is one of the more interesting villains of the week, it is almost a shame that he doesn't come back but I ...more
But I do expect there to be some improvement over the the course of a series.
The thing is that by book three I'm fed up with all the annoying little quirks and if the story doesn't make up for it, I am ready to give up on the series.
This book almost did me in. Its sloppy. The story is fine, but not exciting or engaging enough for me to forgive all the sloppy forgetting important plot points ...more