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The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Book 4) by [Hamilton, Laurell K.]
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The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Book 4) Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

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Falling in love gives you not only the problem of dealing with your lover, but of coping with their relatives. Vampire executioner Anita Blake's discovery that her new boyfriend, Richard, is a werewolf means that she has to cope with his pack and their elaborate politics of submission and domination. In The Lunatic Cafe Laurell Hamilton deals with werewolves with the same assurance that she brought to her charming, sinister vampires.

Anita still has emotional baggage from her relationship with Jean-Claude, vampire Master of the city, and he is not yet done with her, even if she no longer has the marks that would eventually have made her his human servant. Someone is making snuff movies--one of the more appalling features of the alternate world Anita inhabits is that someone will always find a horrid way to make the differences between that world and ours the subject of profit--and Anita is determined to put a stop to it. And werewolves and other shape-changers are disappearing--and Anita and her PI friend Veronica are keen to find out why. This is an excellent thriller as solidly imagined when it deals with ordinary policemen as when it deals with a fairy-tale prince enchanted into a swan. --Roz Kaveney

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Falling in love gives you not only the problem of dealing with your lover, but of coping with their relatives. Vampire executioner Anita Blake's discovery that her new boyfriend, Richard, is a werewolf means that she has to cope with his pack and their elaborate politics of submission and domination. In The Lunatic Cafe Laurell Hamilton deals with werewolves with the same assurance that she brought to her charming, sinister vampires.

Anita still has emotional baggage from her relationship with Jean-Claude, vampire Master of the city, and he is not yet done with her, even if she no longer has the marks that would eventually have made her his human servant. Someone is making snuff movies--one of the more appalling features of the alternate world Anita inhabits is that someone will always find a horrid way to make the differences between that world and ours the subject of profit--and Anita is determined to put a stop to it. And werewolves and other shape-changers are disappearing--and Anita and her PI friend Veronica are keen to find out why. This is an excellent thriller as solidly imagined when it deals with ordinary policemen as when it deals with a fairy-tale prince enchanted into a swan. --Roz Kaveney


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (4 Feb. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0037472DY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews
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Anita Blake is an Animator, an animator is not someone who draws cartoons but rather a person who has the innate ability to raise the dead. Anita and those she works with raise zombies to settle will disputes, have abused people resolve their feelings and other things -- all for a reasonable fee. On the side of this most prolific of professions Anita is a vampire hunter -- she's nicknamed 'the Executioner' by the vampires and (obviously) isn't too keen on them. The Lunatic Cafe wasn't as good as the Circus of the Damned but was a very enjoyable romp nonetheless!

Anita Blake has problems. Aside from the usual she's facing a very jealous master vampire as she attempts to date her werewolf beau Richard. There's trouble in paradise as Anita is drawn into Were-pack politics -- eight shapeshifters have gone missing and she needs to discover the whys and the wherefores as soon as possible. As well as this; Edward shows up uninvited with a case of his own that may well tie into the missing shapeshifters.

I found myself really liking Richard in this book. But I'm already kind of bored of the brewing love triangle between Anita, Jean-Claude and Richard. I don't actually care who she dates and enjoy her friendship with Edward a lot more than any other dynamic (romantic or otherwise) in the book. There was a lot of time spent on the love triangle; probably too much. I found it quite jarring because the books have been so mercifully lacking in romance so far (a sign of things to come sadly). The plot mysteries are always good in these books, with that great hard-boiled noir tinge to them -- and I loved this one too. We learn a little more about Anita's world and are introduced to some new preternatural inhabitance.
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I was disappointed with this book having quite enjoyed the others. A thin plot (albeit with a good denoument) was padded out with a very bad version of a Mills and Boon romance as Anita wrestled with the competing worries of not wanting premarital sex (initially described as casual sex which is not the same thing) and then worrying about whether she actually wants to marry Richard though she clearly, in a good mood wants sex with him. And of course The Head Vampire gets jealous and interferes as well. This could have worked well but I found Anita's rapid changes of mood just too much of a stretch of the imagination. If this is what she is really like I fail to see why Richard and Jean Claude are so infatuated and advise them both to run for the hills.
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What I like about this book is the page turning suspense this is one of those books that you start reading and can't stop the next thing you know it is three in the morning and you are still reading.
There is not anything I don't like about this book.
I wold recommend this book to any body who likes dark fantasy with a twist.
Tracey hemmings.
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Animator, necromancer, called by vampires everywhere "The Executioner," Anita Blake is a feisty, independent, 21st century lady who can't seem to get a date with a human being. In "Lunatic Cafe," Book 5 of Laurell K. Hamilton's winning mystery-suspense-thriller-romance series, Anita is in love with Richard Zeeman, a kind, outdoorsy, handsome science teacher who just happens to be a werewolf - an Alpha Male. Anita thinks she can deal with his "condition" enough to consider marriage. Then she starts to see another side of Richard - one he has tried to keep suppressed. Lycanthropy just happens to be the principal theme of this novel, so the couple's problem is topical. The charismatic Jean-Claude, vampire extraordinaire, and Master of the City of St. Louis, finds it hilarious that Anita doesn't think Richard is "human enough" for her. Jean-Claude is wildly attracted to Anita, and also lusts to share her powers, but she looks down on his advances because he is a vampire - and the Head Vampire, at that. One thing to remember about Anita - she does not want to be controlled EVER!!
Employed by Animators, Inc., to raise the dead, Anita's sideline is slaying vampires - the ones who murder humans. She collaborates with the police's Regional Preternatural Investigation Team when hunting the criminal undead. A call from her counterpart, Sergeant Rudolph Storr, informs her that a badly mutilated body has shown up in the hinterlands of St. Louis. A crime appears to have been committed, perhaps by a werewolf given the nature of the wounds. Anita is convinced that a supernatural creature is the killer...but what kind of creature? "If there were no prints, could it have flown in? A Gargoyle maybe? It was the only large winged predator that attacked men.
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Up until this point, the main character in the series, Anita Blake, has been staying away from love. Anita is an animator and vampire slayer, who has been wooed for quite some time by the master vampire of the city, Jean-Claude. On the previous book, "The Circus of the Damned", we saw Anita moving away from the enchanting vampire to start searching for love in what she thought was a normal human. She was surprised when, after a vampire tore out the throat of his suitor, he did not die. Richard is a werewolf, and Anita is trying to reconcile this information with her own feelings for him. Anita's reluctant acceptance of love may have to do with the moment in time in which Laurell K. Hamilton wrote this book, since she was pregnant and delivered a baby girl named Trinity.
With each book, the reader gets a clearer idea about what the place in which Anita lives in is like. For example, we find out that there are creatures that we did not know existed in this world, like dragons, gargoyles and trolls. Also, we learn that discrimination against lycanthropes is illegal but existent nonetheless. In this case, everything starts when the husband of one particular lycanthrope shows up at Anita's office looking for help, since his wife is missing and he cannot go to the authorities for fear she will be fired if the "secret" comes out. In addition to this, Dolph, who works with the preternatural unit of the police department, summons Anita because there has been a murder of suspicious nature. Anita determines that the murder was committed by a shapeshifter, denomination that includes werewolves.
Besides the "usual" type of situations Anita faces, she has to deal with her relationship with Richard, and his battle for the leadership of the wolf pack with an alpha male called Marcus.
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