Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Bloodsucking Fiends

What's a young man from Indiana to do after he moves to San Francisco to become a writer? Fall in love with a really hot vampire of course. This is the premise of Christopher Moore's novel "Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story)." From the book:

"Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching neck, 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 imagined possible."

I'm really not a vampire fanatic but for some reason this is the third novel on the subject I've read this year. Obviously this book is a lot lighter than "The Historian" or "Dracula." "Bloodsucking Fiends" is the first in a trilogy of books on the subject by Moore so I'm sure I've more vampires to look forward to in the near future.

A typical Moore book, different storylines with humorous writing and characters, makes for an enjoyable book. Not my favorite work of his but good nonetheless. Recommended as an easy and fun read that is easy to pick up and put back down if necessary.

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