The Laughing Corpse

The Laughing Corpse

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Harold Gaynor offers Anita Blake a million dollars to raise a 300-year-old zombie.

Knowing it means a human sacrifice will be necessary, Anita turns him down.

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I have only to look into your face and see the truth. *lol* I mean whats not to love? After all I love myself some mysterious dark vampire. *LOL* For some reason that made me like Zerbrowski even more. So this said Im pretty sure I wont wait another 3 years until I pick up book 3!

This book is such a little bitch. It is not SO bad to start out with, just your normal Anita Blake bitchiness, like, girls shouldnt wear pink; girls shouldnt shop; girls shouldnt be feminine; girls shouldnt like boys. I want to punch this book in its smug little curly-haired kisser. According to people who have read beyond this book, at some point, Anita starts having sex with random monsters, which . You suck so much, Anita Blake.

Anita refused an got plenty of troubles as a result. The stupid parts of the plot are gone - almost. This might be a good thing as vampire suck - both literally and figuratively. By the way in case anybody doubt Anita Blake is an ancestor of Kate Daniels: one scene in this book has strong resemblance of that in Magic Binds.

So, in this book, there are a boatload of people who want to kill Anita. She's trying to help the police with a murder investigation and her standard way of interviewing people goes along the lines of this: Anita: "Did you kill people?" Person: "no". Do you want fries with that or not?" And, then she is shocked when people keep trying to kill her! In this book, an old Voodoo lady tells her straight out that she is going to send a zombie to Anita's house to attack her while she sleeps that night. I think that Anita has so many people telling her they are going to kill her each day that she can't keep up with all of the threats. I'm going to go on to the next book to see how many people try to kill Anita in that one.

Our Anita Blake marathon continues with the second installment in the series. It was an easy, fast read albeit not consistent with its flow and pace, which is most likely due to writing that still continues to be shockingly unedited, and just not very good with its repetitiousness.

Anita takes a licking and turns around and dishes out a can of whoop ass!! Hiding in the shadows watching Anita kick ass!!! "Arise from your graves all dead within sound of my call.

Then one day I saw a picture of her on the book and I understood what it was.

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 performed by something other than human. The twists of betrayal, and sudden insights of a friend that leaves Anita unsure if the friendship will continue. Kudos to the author, Im 1/4 into the next book I recommend this read to anyone interested in bloody and gruesome books that are centered around the paranormal and the slight progression of possible romantic relationships.

I like these books. This is the 3rd book I've read by her and I have thought this same thing about each of them.

Anita Blake comes off far more likeable this time around. Burt, Anita's boss, was bland, Gainer was pretty meh, Dominga was interesting (but I didn't like what happened to her), and Wheelchair Wanda wasn't too bad. A Latina woman bemoans how Anita makes enough money to take care of herself and thus not make her want to find a man. Police call her to scene, she starts to investigate. In fact, Anita spent so much time on the Gainer plot that a total of THREE families were brutally murdered. Of course, her own life is important, but Anita spent WAY more time about something she WASN'T getting paid for. (view spoiler)And I so didn't care for how the killer Zombie ended up tying into the Gainer subplot.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series.