Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Series: A Love Story #1
Publication: Simon & Schuster (first published 1995), Paperback, 290pg
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
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Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching back, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her.
Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen-turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful undead redhead walks through the door...and proceeds to rock Tommy's life -- and afterlife -- in ways he never thought possible. (from Goodreads)
I both love and hate Christopher Moore’s writing, but in a way that’s less life-or-death and more will-I-read-more-or-not. His books are weird and funny, but not in a way that makes me want to read it all RIGHT NOW OMG (unlike Terry Pratchett’s better books, say). The only reason I finished reading Bloodsucking Fiends was that by the time I realized I didn’t care about the story and/or characters any longer, I was almost done anyway and so I might as well just keep going. (I really should have just DNF’d it.)
However! It does have an interesting angle on vampires, and there’s some really good stuff about relationships and love and human nature, etc. I liked that the vampires were actually scary sometimes (depending on the character), and that there was enough “good stuff” that kept it from being just another comedy book about vampires. But I don’t think I’m going to be reading another Christopher Moore book anytime soon.
Read: April 09, 2013