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The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 2)
The Laughing Corpse - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 2
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
And you don't fall in love with a werewolf. It interferes with your work. Especially when you're a preternatural expert, like me. My business brings me up close and personal with all shapes and sizes of monsters. And not all of them want to kill me. — Take, for instance, the local pack of lycanthropes -- that's werewolves to you. A number of them...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425204665
ISBN-10: 0425204669
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 10
This is the second Anita Blake story, my first. A fun story, very readable, a combination of vampire fantasy and detective mystery fiction that at first seems weak but will grow on you as the story progresses. It helps that Hamilton's Anita is likeable by herself.

Wikipedia has a large summary of the series. One entry begins, "Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter is a series of dark fantasy novels by Laurell K. Hamilton, narrated in first person, hard-boiled detective style by the title character, Anita Blake. Anita lives in a fictional Saint Louis much like our own, save that, not only are things like vampires and shapeshifters real, but everyone knows that they're real and they are considered citizens of America, much like normal humans. The novels follow Anita's ongoing conflicts with the supernatural as she attempts to solve a variety of supernatural mysteries, come to grips with her own abilities, and navigate an increasingly complex series of romantic and political relationships." Check it out.

The series through 2006:

1. Guilty Pleasures (1993) ISBN 0-515-13449-X
2. The Laughing Corpse (1994) ISBN 0-425-19200-8
3. Circus of the Damned (1995) ISBN 0-515-13448-1
4. The Lunatic Cafe (1996) ISBN 0-425-20137-6
5. Bloody Bones (1996) ISBN 0-425-20567-3
6. The Killing Dance (1997) ISBN 0-425-20906-7
7. Burnt Offerings (1998) ISBN 0-515-13447-3
8. Blue Moon (1998) ISBN 0-515-13445-7
9. Obsidian Butterfly (2000) ISBN 0-515-13450-3
10. Narcissus in Chains (2001) ISBN 5-558-61270-3
11. Cerulean Sins (2003) ISBN 0-515-13681-6
12. Incubus Dreams (2004) ISBN 0-515-13449-X
13. Micah (February, 2006) ISBN 0-425-20797-8
14. Danse Macabre (June, 2006) ISBN 0-515-14087-2
reviewed The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 2) on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is the second installment in the Anita Blake series. It started fast and furious and it just stayed there. The book was action packed with zombies and the undead. You learned more about Anita, what she was willing and not willing to do with her talent as an animator. You also got a chance to read more about her interaction with Jean-Claude. I only wish that there was more of the mysterious Jean-Claude. Can't wait to read the next one.
reviewed The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 2) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is of course, as you know, the second installment of the "Many adventures of Anita blake" :-)

Like before, Anita finds herself caught up in a little more trouble. Shoot me now, but I beleive this is only the begining of her problems since this is only book 2 of 17.

In this book Anita gets envolved with none other than...zombies, well what she beleives may be a zombie, but only reading the story will tell you exactly what is killing innocent families! A sick (not the cough-cough sort of way) crippled millionaire and a Voodoo Priest are also included.

As always its action packed with Anita always finding trouble. A little more detective work than I care for but still a great read. Vampires dont really play that big of a role in this one but of course Jean-Claude will always show his face.

I did read a review on here saying sex, sex, and more sex... which seems to be false. There are no sex scenes in this book, a little talk of it but not a big part of the story by any means.

Overall a good read.
reviewed The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 2) on + 103 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Tha further adventures of Anita Blake, The Executioner.This one is very good, less erotic than her later novels. A good combo of mystery, a little romance, and zombie butt kicking. I helps to read these books in order, as the character relations develop along a definte timeline. Jumping back and forth can be a little confusing.
reviewed The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 2) on + 112 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I thought the second book in the Anita Blake series was much better than the first. With several plot lines going on at the same time and non-stop action, this book will keep you in suspense. Considerably more gruesome than the first, so young readers beware.
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