Circus of the Damned
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"I am over two hundred," Jean-Claude said.
"I rest my case.”
I postponed writing this review for as long as I could. Then I postponed it again. Then again. Finally I realized I need to do it right now before I forget what is was about. The reason was I have no clue how to rate the book. I was hoping for a bright idea, a Eureka! moment, something. Nothing came. And here I am as clueless as I was right after finishing.
So about the plot of Circus ...more
Well, it's not going to be Anita. This girl is obsessed with her Nikes. Nikes are mentioned in this book so many times that if you played a drinking game with "Nike" as your word, you would be smashed by the halfway point of the book.
But, don't worry, she always color coordinates her Nikes with a sporty fanny pack. To look more fashionable, of course.
So, even though we want to picture Anita like this:
She is actually more like this:
So, in this book we have a pack of vampires murdering people. An ...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
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
I'm afraid my love affair with Anita's badass ways may be coming to an end. Too much of a good thing I suppose.
It's kinda like when you have a crush on someone so everything they do is wonderful. But a few months into the relationship the actions you once loved start to annoy the crap out of you. I'm starting to feel that way towards Anita. I loved her bitchiness, no soft edges, tough as nails, I don't date vampires, I kill them attitude. But now I am gettin ...more
“I could have made this pleasant, but now I think I want you to hurt. Look into my eyes, mortal, and despair.”
3rd Listen: Edward makes everything better! Also I’m a big fan of the lamia, even if she did portend Anita the succubus. And Richard, jee-zusz Richard: “We were fighting and we hadn’t even had one date, that was a record ever for me.”
-Anita Blake on the subject of Richard
2nd Listen: Still a good time even if I do cringe at the introduction of Richard.
Oooh, bad guys comin ...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
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 charac ...more
I wonder if Hamilton got any money from Nike for product placement? It seems like she mentions the shoes by name at least once per chapter. Although I suppose I could say the same thing about 2-3 brands of gun…. ...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.
I know she is fighting her attraction to Jean-Claude because of what he is.
We find out there are bigger bad out there then even Anita knew and things get heated. I will tell you I am not a fan of snakes and this book has a lot of them.
Overall I enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to seeing where this story is going to take us.
Again I am a fan of the narration I like the voices she uses.
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. ...more
And don't even get me started on how annoying Anita Blake is. There were so many times I wanted to fling this book across the room because she did yet another stupid thing. There were so many "Seriously! WTF" moments, in fact there were just too many.
And what's with her obsession with Nikes and bad clothes? Has this woman got absolutely no fashion sense?
And then of course there's the nipples. Nipples everywhere!
How is this a best seller? ...more
Jean-Claude is turning Anita's life into one hell of a big mess; Anita is firstly baited by a vampire Master called Alejandro, who controls a pack of rabid vampires who have chewing up people and leaving them on the cemetery. Alejandro wishes to know who is the Vampire Master controlling the city of St.Louis, and his where h ...more
Anita is awful. I long for the day when authors can write independent, strong women without making them into raging assholes. I checked myself and thought whether or not her behavior would be more acceptable if she were a man, but no. Insulting others is not a form of wit. It ...more
A band of rogue masters has come to town and are out in the streets killing people. Anita Blake will have to decide who she is loyal to in this action packed, fast paced novel.
I reread this book, and while I remembered quite a few of the plot points, I still enjoyed the book. Anita Blake is still a kick butt necromancer who happens to execute vampires along with helping the police regional preternatural crimes unit. With all of this going on she still finds time to date, which is the one aspe ...more
This novel didn't have a lot of slow moments , events happened bang bang bang which for me was good. I don't think I could have handled Anita if she was given enough alone or downtime then I would have had to deal with her mind. And honestly at this stage in the game, 3 books in is only early but I'm not a big fan of the character. Or the characters.
The story over all is interesting, and the actions scenes are attention holding. I'm hoping as time goes on the chara ...more
much. There were also many memorable quotes and actually much philosophy expressed that I will have to go back and digest. The viewpoints expressed established a world I am not sure I want to travel as it may damage my ideas of right and wrong beyond any chance of redemption.
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
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