A review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s ‘Blue Moon’ chapter forty three


Only three more chapters to go on this rollercoaster ride of genres, rape, and torture. We’re on the home stretch now! Not long now!

Anita talks about how she feels empty but not guilty.

Thompson had earned his death. He’d raped Richard’s mother. They’d tortured Richard’s mother. They’d raped Daniel. They’d tortured Daniel. They all deserved to die.

You don’t know any of that. When you tortured Thompson, he did not tell you anything. When he was afraid, you took that as a ‘yes’. I cannot say definitively whether Thompson was innocent or not, but I do know that without any evidence, they all should have presumed he was innocent. Like that law thing you always talk about, Anita.

Oh, and if rapists deserve death, then JC, Richard, and Anita deserve to die.

There’s a long laundry list of exactly who is in the van and who’s sat where, and I don’t care. The wolf with Anita, Patrick, is scared of Anita. Pretty justifiably, considering what she did in the last chapter.

“She chopped him up like an animal, then she shot him.”

This was the third time he’d said pretty much the exact same thing.

“Shut up,” Jason said.

“I will not. It was barbaric.”

“I’m not having a good night, Patrick. Drop it,” I said.

‘not having a good night’. That’s her justification for execution and torture.

I’m sending Hannibal after you.

“The fuck you say,” he said.

Patrick is amazing. He just saw Anita execute a screaming man and has the courage to question her on it.

“Thompson was screaming, in pain,” I said.

…. pain that you caused. And since when is loosing a finger such a debilitating injury that it’s okay to KILL someone for it? So I guess if you suffer a disability in the AB universe, it’s fine to shoot you in the head like an animal because people find it annoying that you might be in pain.

“And you killed him,” Patrick said.

“Someone had to finish it,” I said.

Patrick doesn’t respond well to this, so Jason decides to take it upon himself to crush his autonomous spirit. After all, what’s the rule about hunting?

Patrick finally said, “Never begin to hunt unless you mean to kill.”

“That’s the one,” Jason said.

“But this wasn’t a hunt,” Patrick said.

“Yes, it was,” Jason said. “We just weren’t hunting the deputy.”

That’s BS reasoning if ever I heard of it.

“You are not the law,” He said.

“Oh, yes, I am.”

No, you’re not.

“No, you’re not. Damn it, no, you are not!”

Anita says that anyone who harms the pack is an enemy and deserves death. I would argue that NO ONE has hurt any pack here. They have hurt Richard’s family and Anita. Neither of them are members of the pack. And no one deserves death. Patrick says the pack don’t follow the old laws, but Anita says that these people just need to die. Patrick refuses to help. Like any suethor, those who stand against the sue are meant to be bad, but always sound so more realistic and reasonable.

“Then stay in the car,” I said, “but shut the fuck up or I’m going to shoot you.”

Threatening a man with death because he disagrees with her. Our hero, everyone.

Jason then opens his mouth, and taunts Patrick for not stopping them killing Thompson. Yeah, because he had any choice in the situation, surrounded by vampires and a psychopath who would kill him for disagreeing with her. And now the murderers are making it into Patrick’s fault.

This book is appalling.

“All you had to do was say, ‘Stop, don’t’, but you kept quiet. You let us chop him up. You let us kill him and didn’t say a damn word,” Jason said. “Your conscience wasn’t working so hard while he was still alive.”

OH WHAT WAS HE SUPPOSED TO SAY???? WHEN HE HAD JUST WITNESS ANITA MURDER SOMEONE FOR NO GOOD REASON? AND THEN ORDER HER PET VAMPIRES TO HOLD A MAN DOWN AND CHOPPED HIS FINGERS OFF! WHAT WAS HE SUPPOSED TO DO? IF HE HAD SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT, SHE WOULD HAVE KILLED HIM TOO! YOU HYPOCRITICAL ARSEHOLE JASON.

and then we learn why patrick is really upset.

he’s upset because a girl did it

because ew people who say that you do awful things are always sexist! and they can’t be listened to because they are filthy sexists!

Anita then goes into paroxysms of ‘ohmygod i feel so bad i might crryyyyyy’ but she’s a psychopath who doesn’t understand human emotion. She tries to work out where Daniel and Charlotte may be.

I was new at interrogation by torture, lacked the proper technique, I suppose.

I feel sick so I am going to eat my last Cadbury’s cream egg. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT

They arrive at the house.

I eased the van back until I could see the white sign that said, “Greene Valley House.”

Those are direct speech marks, not quotation marks. Format your work properly.

You didn’t expect to find a house with a name at the end of a dirt road, but there you are. Just because the road isn’t paved doesn’t mean the people don’t have style or maybe pretensions. Sometimes it’s awfully hard to tell the difference.

You’re such a fucking snob, Anita.

Everyone piles out of the van but Anita feels bad, so sits and wallows in feeling bad. Jason then says that she’s ‘a good soldier’ and should just carry on with life. She should not worry about the ramifications of torturing and executing another human being, because it does not matter. She tries to say that torture is bad, but Jason just confirms that Thompson deserved it and he would do the same thing and to not worry about it because torture is a-okay.

Fuck any book that advocates torture.

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3 thoughts on “A review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s ‘Blue Moon’ chapter forty three

  1. Everyone in this book is insane. Hamilton just said that the protagonist (I refuse to call Anita a hero at this point) was perfectly justified in torturing and murdering a man. How in the name of God did any more books get published after this?

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