Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bookworming: The Laughing Corpse

The Laughing Corpse, Laurell K. Hamilton, ***
The second book in the Anita Blake series, The Laughing Corpse stands as my favorite of the ones I read from that series. I bailed out circa Blue Moon due to the change of tone away from grindhouse horror into supernatural romance territory. At this point in the series that turn had not been made, and Corpse is purely a horror book in the splatter mode which, like the first in the series, contains no actual sex. Folks that do not mind the conventions (and violence) that come along with the genre will find a good set of extremely one-dimensional baddies, a fair amount of action, and a plot that comes together nicely. Those that don't like violence should stay away. Most of the thoughts from my previous review of Guilty Pleasures still apply, and if you liked that one, you will probably like this one.

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