Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1994
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This book starts only a few weeks after the first book, Guilty Pleasures, ended.
Anita Blake begins by meeting a potential new client in need of her animator skills. Too bad this client is a murderous millionaire who doesn’t care who gets hurt, as long as his zombie is raised. As if that isn’t bad enough, she is also working a case with the local police, trying to figure out what type of creature is ripping apart families…literally. And one of her suspects? Just the most powerful voodoo priestess in all of North America, who just so happens to want Anita to join her in her…less than savory enterprises, and is willing to make her do so by any means necessary. And if that wasn’t enough problems, she also happens to be oh so close to being the new Master of the City’s human servant. Very much unwillingly.
Murder, mayhem, voodoo, and sexy vampires. What more could a girl ask for? Some peace and quiet, if you ask Anita.
I really enjoyed this book, easily as much as the first in this series. Anita is still a tough badass, and there are still so many great, rich characters, that you don’t really get bored at any point in this story, especially with poor Anita having problem after problem thrown at her.
Anita also finds out that she is much more powerful in regards to being an animator than expected, and in a most gruesome way too. It makes you excited to see where just that alone can lead this series. The possibilities are endless.
Something else that I like about these books, other than the great writing and non-stop (yet realistic) action throughout the story, is that, while not necessarily a stand-alone, these books don’t end on a cliffhanger either. Yes, they leave you with knowing that there is more story after the book, that if you want to see what else Anita ends up going through, reading the next in the series is advised. But they end very succinctly, so it makes it a bit more bearable (mostly, haha) to wait a year or two for the next book. Though I still strongly urge you to read this series in order. A lot of things, especially further on (at the time of this writing, I’ve read up to book 24 in the series) won’t make sense if you hadn’t read the previous books. They’re worth it. Don’t skimp!
Overall, I still would recommend this book and series. It covers a lot of bases, such as mystery, crime, paranormal, and fantasy genres, all in one book. It caters to many, which is one of the many things that I think makes them so enjoyable. They don’t try to fit into only one box, so you can enjoy many different flavors at once.
This book is a continuation of Anita Blake’s life, the big bad executioner of vampires, the animator that can raise the dead, the Old dead which most cannot do, but this she bitch has a little added potency running in her veins that makes her a little special in her line of work. In this book though you’ll be introduced to the best of the best in the art of voodoo and Gris Gris’s and believe me Blake gets her gut full of fear on this new twist. Very interesting but very evil. Blake is still sourge of the dead working on cases that most modern day cops would laugh at and turn from, but not this gal, she knows that there are things that bump in the night, creatures only in our imaginations that come to life and thrive on eating human flesh, vampires that prey on the unsuspecting, the zombies that crawl from their graves. So she goes on her merry way working with Animator’s Inc., and helping the local cops try to solve the evil murders in her town in an age where only your imagination can take you.
Some characters have returned from the first book like Jean Claude, a sweet but mysterious vampire, he’s one that makes you wonder just how bad he can be. This is a slightly different story line so thus new characters, some are pretty gruesome which is to be expected but there are some that will wrench your heart. This book to me was more graphic intense than the first book with some scenes that will actually break your heart especially if you’re one that can read a scene and see it unfolding in your noggin. The author does get down and dirty and on the extreme but the story fits the characters and the book moves right along at a good pace keeping you on the edge of the couch wanting to see where this author is going to take you next.
Now yes, I’ve read all the negative reviews on this series, and you don’t have to take my word that this is a good book, so I suggest you pick it up and read for yourself. Yes it is graphic intense, yes there is some subject matter that you’re not going to like, but that is what makes the story, it’s what give the book it’s oomph you know.