June 8, 2012

Review: Bloodsucking Fiends

Bloodsucking Fiends
Christopher Moore
Love Story #1
Genre: Humor, Parnormal Romance

Jody is down in the dumps, literally! Jody wakes up underneath a dumpster after being attacked  on the streets of San Fransisco. Subsequent events lead her to realizing she has been turned into a vampire. Searching for a way to accommodate her new lifestyle, Jody meets C. Thomas Flood, an aspiring writer, and asks him to move in with her. While she sleeps during the day, Tommy does her bidding. However, the vampire who turned Jody isn't happy with her arrangements and starts to leave a trail of murders around San Fransisco that point the cops straight to Jody and Tommy. What's a girl to do?

You've gotta love Christopher Moore and his wonderfully hilarious novels. This man manages to make his books both colorful and dark at the same time!  Jody was a pretty kick-ass redhead and Tommy is absolutely adorable. I've noticed though that Moore's male leads tend to feel very similar to me. Tommy is another case of the beta male, just as Charlie was in A Dirty Job. Tommy seems to cower a lot, but in his favor he takes direction fairly well. Subsequently, this means that most of Moores heroines are very strong, self-sufficient, grown women. Love this!

As for the story, it was jut ok for me. There wasn't anything wrong with and it was quite entertaining in fact, but it really didn't compare to the first book of his I read, A Dirty Job. I feel like this was one of his earlier books and his craft has refined quite a bit since he wrote this. I've heard from others that the following books in this series are much better. 

If you've read A Dirty Job, you will find a familiar face in this book. The Emporer of San Franisco, a delightfully exccentric homeless man, makes what I'm assuming is his first appearance as this book was first published in 1995, here. I found him very endearing in ADJ, and was very happy to see him again.

The Final Verdict:
Not Moore's best, but certainly not the worst. A darkly funny vampire tale that will leave you wanting more of Moore.

FTC Disclosure:
This book was purchased by me, the reviewer. I have recieved no compensation for the views stated above. All opinions are my own. 

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