Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Laughing Corpse

by Laurell K Hamilton
301 pages

This is the second book in the Anita Blake series.  Anita has been propositioned by a rich, disabled mobster to raise a very old corpse in exchange for a very large sum of money.  The problem is that this requires human sacrifice, which she is unwilling to do.  However, the mobster isn't about to take no for an answer.  In the meantime, a killer zombie is killing a bunch of innocent people, and Anita realizes that a very powerful and evil voodoo priestess might be involved.  She manages to get herself on the wrong side of this priestess while investigating these murders.  In addition, Jean-Claude is still trying to woo her and get her to submit to being his human servant.  Obviously, Anita has her hands full.

Overall, this was a very action packed novel that made for a quick and pleasurable read.  I did not like this novel as much as the first.  Anita wasn't quite has funny, and I have still not seen any of the romance I was promised.  I was also slightly disturbed by parts of this novel, mainly because have an easier time believing that vampires aren't real than zombies.  Maybe I'm just quirky that way.

1 comment:

  1. I, too, think zombies are more likely to be real than vampires. It just seemed like there could conceivably be a virus or something that could cause zombies to appear, while vampires are totally out of the question.