Whoa, my Anita Blake reviews have gotten seriously popular over the last two weeks. Maybe I should release them on an e-book and spread my anger across the internet even more MWAHAHAHAHA.
What was more important than bagging the critter that had eviscerated an entire family? Nothing, absolutely nothing. But it was a while until full dark, and I had other problems.
So basically, yes, there is something more important than bagging the critter that has eviscerated an entire family. Anita wants to sort out that problem of that pesky bodyguard who is trying to murder her… by going to a journalist and not the police. Yes, this was truly a clever and informed decision.
Irving is a werewolf but SHHHH you mustn’t tell anyone. You see, lycanthropy is a disease – like AIDS! – and you can’t discriminate against them legally. But people do so he can’t tell anyone. Not only did Hamilton compare changing into an animal for a few nights a month to AIDS, which is massively insensitive, but she’s also indicating that you shouldn’t tell anyone you have a bad disease because they will JUDGE YOU and nothing is worse than people JUDGING YOU.
Never bring up AIDS again Hamilton until you learn how to write with sensitivity.
She asks Irving whether he has any information about Gaynor. In return, she’ll take him to places where they use zombies (BECAUSE ENFORCED THEME) and they can take lots of exploitative pictures and sell a lot of pictures.
‘I’ll see if Harold Gaynor’s in the computer,’ Irving said at last.
I smiled at him. ‘Remembered the name after me mentioning it just once, pretty good.’
You… you just told him who you wanted the information on. It’d make sense if you mentioned it once like a month ago, but talking about Harold Gaynor five minutes before Irving starts looking for information on the said Harold Gaynor doesn’t make remembering the name of Harold Gaynor impressive at all. I do not get these books. I do not get how stupid these people are.
Anyway, there’s a huge add file on Gaynor, probably because he goes around threatening to murder people who tell him no, and Irving offers to give Anita the juiciest parts in a meeting in the Vampire District. You see, Irving is a journalist, so a month after Little Miss Nikky was deposed he’s finally worked out there’s a new master vampire in town.
I think I’m physically in pain.
I feel a lot better. Thank the lord for tumblr fangirls.
Irving is trying to get an interview with the master vampire. OH I SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING HAMILTON it sucks. The master vampire is our old friend JC and I can’t remember if it was mentioned in the last book. I just remember him giving out roses and being like Tuxedo Mask.
The chapter ends with not much else happening. EUGH. I really, really despise how Hamilton writes guise. I don’t know how I’m going to get through this book, let alone another three. EUGH.