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
4 stars cause it ran a bit long in the middle.
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
I only hope that this series starts looking up, because my brother bought the first eight or so books, and it feels like such a terrible waste not to read them, since he never di...more
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!
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 plot was pretty good. I do have one nitpick, Dominica would not have practiced Voudon [Voodoo], because she is not of Haitian descent. She would have practiced Santeria. I have only a slight knowledge of Voudon, and I don't know that much about Santeria, so I'm going to google-fu it to see if the plot would have changed. It was obvious to me that this plot point was just to show how morally superior Anita is, and by proxy, Christianity. It reeks of arrogance and it wasn't even subtle. If th...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
What I like about Anita is that she isn't perfect. She kills vampires but she is sc...more
The thing I like so far about this series is that, the chapters are short, as my books have different covers I was thinking maybe it was just the edition of the first book that I had, but turns out it wasn't :)
In this book we see Anita deal with a lot of Voodoo, which I liked, as I don't know much about Voodoo.
Whilst we don't see Jean-Claude as much as I would have liked, we still saw him.
Two books and still no sex, I am told this series is full of s...more
Ok, end rant.
*spoiler alert for future books*
I love Anita Blake. I love how the character changes, she's so straight-edge in the beginning and opens up into a whole new mind-set. There is a lot of sex in these books, sure. But there are important factoids and conversations that go on during the sex scenes. I like that her books are a mix of crime, erotica,...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.
(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #2)
The world continues to go on, while Anita Blake goes hunting. This time though, she ain't hunting her usual vampires, but a zombie killer who goes around eating humans. The zombie seems to be smarter than a 'normal' zombie, and have the strenght to rip apart a body. Not only is Anita hunting a zombie, but Harold Gaynor, who wants her to raise a 300 year old zombie, offers Anita a million dollars to do it, which she refuses...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
Anita is approached by a crippled multi-millionaire to raise a corpse that is centuries old – so old in fact that it would require a human sacrifice to raise it from the ground. Anita takes the high road and refuses...more
Ahora, vamos a ver el libro, es la segunda parte de una nlogía, sí, de estas sagas eternas que aparecen de vez en cuando. Además, a diferencia de otras de este estilo, mantiene a la protagonista (se haría raro ver un libro de Anita sin Anita xD) lo que hace que sea necesario leer primero Placere...more
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