A review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s ‘Circus of the Damned’ chapter forty three


I ended up wearing one of those dresses with the waist that hits you about at the hips. The fact that the dress was about three sizes too big didn’t help matters. The shoes fit even if they were high heels. It was better than going barefoot.

Yes, this is what to worry about when you had something awful forced upon you.

Richard is driving Anita home and she isn’t forgiving him for his part in this. Good. He believes all life is precious and wanted to do all in his power to save her life.

“A human servant isn’t a slave. It’s almost the opposite. He’ll have almost no power over you.”

“But he’ll be able to talk inside my head, invade my dreams.”

That sounds like some power over Anita, Richard. So stop talking. I do not like you. He tries to wheedle around watching her being fed on without her consent by saying that he was stopping JC from raping her. Apart from the fact that JC said that forcing a vampiric mark on an unwilling human was like rape. But from what Richard is saying, it sounds like JC was perilously close to just draining her dry and raping her in some deluded effort to make her love him.

What a guy.

Richard then forces it out of Anita that she is indeed attracted to JC. Because the best time to find out if a woman gets damp over a guy is when you’ve been talking about how you stopped him from violently sexually assaulting her.

I hate everyone in this book.

Richard then asks whether she’s going to date him, because he’s a moron. Anita says no because JC is a raping sociopath is a vampire. He then asks about werewolves. Anita says she doesn’t discriminate against them because ‘it’d be like blaming the rape victim’.

oh my god

STOP USING RAPE. PLEASE STOP USING THE WORD. STOP APPLYING IT TO SITUATIONS. UNLESS IT ACTUALLY IS RAPE. WHICH ALMOST HAPPENED.

Richard drops Anita home and she actually wants to try going on a proper date with this asshole. What, almost rape and almost dying not romantic enough? Eugh. This is awful.

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