Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You Suck

I just finished the sequel to "Bloodsucking Fiends," called "You Suck (A Love Story)" by Christopher Moore. I was pleasantly surprised that the second novel in the trilogy was even better than the first. From the book cover:

"Being undead sucks. Literally.

Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they owe it to each other to work through their issues.

But word has it that the vampire who initially nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue.

And that really sucks."

Again, I was really surprised how much I liked this novel. Now I'm going to have to find the latest and last entry to the saga. Moore once again, and better this time, provides humorous and off the wall storytelling with an even more bizarre cast of characters. I especially like the introduction of Abby Normal (Allison), the high school goth chick who becomes Tommy and Jody's minion of the day. Some of the chapters in the book are based on her "dark" journal entries and they can be quite funny.

Definitely recommended. And hey, the back of the book says the Cleveland Plain Dealer likes it, how could you go wrong!

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