Sink your teeth into Christopher Moore's hilarious new comic novel - a fiendishly clever modern-day tale of vampires and turkey bowling. 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 realises 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.
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There is an alternate cover edition here. 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 tak There is an alternate cover edition here. 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 Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published June 1st by HarperCollins first published September 1st More Details Original Title.
A Love Story 1. Jody Stroud , C. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Bloodsucking Fiends , please sign up. Is it important to read the Bloodsucking Fiends series in order? Chelsea I read the second one first without realizing it. I think it stands on its own fairly well. If you have the option to read in order, though, I would r …more I read the second one first without realizing it.
If you have the option to read in order, though, I would recommend it. Is there any animal abuse? The book starts with two dogs, and I'm getting worried. Joely animal abuse, but not of dogs.
See all 4 questions about Bloodsucking Fiends…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Okay, let's cut right to the chase here. I discovered Christopher Moore him about two years ago, and since then I'm pretty sure I've either read or listened to everything he's written.
I really enjoy his books. They're tightly written, clever, and funny, funny, funny How much do I like his writing? Let me put it this way: Let's say I met Christopher Moore at a convention and instead of being the charming gent I know him to be, he turned out to be a total asshole. A real tunk. Let's say he Okay, let's cut right to the chase here.
Let's say he was such a ass than when I asked him to sign a book, instead he just hauled off and kicked me in my privatest of personal places. Despite this, I would still buy his next book in hardcover. Let's say I ran into him later on in the food court. And there, beside the Taco Bell, he kicked me in the nuts again. In that case, I would still buy his book, but I would wait until it came out in paperback. If later on in the parking ramp he jumped out from behind a van and caught me a third time Then I wouldn't buy his book.
But I would still check it out from the library and read it. I would like to propose this as a new rating system for books. It really has none of the ambiguity of the "what's the difference between three and four stars? Next time someone recommends a book to you, ask them, "Would you still love this book if the author kicked you in the nuts? View all 28 comments. Oct 16, Sh3lly rated it really liked it Shelves: funneh , fantasy-vampires , buddy-read , fantasy , 4-stars , fantasy-paranormal , read Blog Twitter Read this with the MacHalos.
This is my first Christopher Moore book, and now I want to read all his stuff. It's funny and quirky and exactly my type of book.
Jody is a newly-turned vampire and she meets Tommy, who becomes her human helper. He does all the stuff she can't do during the day. Tommy also works at a grocery store.
He is nineteen Jody is twenty-six. He and a group of guys who work there are always drinking and playing with the food and stuff. Tommy is this type of character who just goes along with everything and is a wannabe writer and from a small town, so doesn't know much yet. There is a character named The Emperor who is homeless and has two dogs. He is ready for a war against a bad vampire the one who turned Jody. There are two police officers who are totally confused because there are murders, but they can't establish a trail since some of the bodies are drained of blood, some aren't, and other clues don't add up.
The writing style is kind of rambling and definitely silly. It was originally written in or so? Outside of some dated chick lit things like Jody complaining she'll never be able to lose those five pounds now that she is a vampire and insisting she is a size smaller than she really is, it's fun and wacky. And vampires! Definitely continuing. View 2 comments. Thomas Flood lands in the city by the Bay, fresh from the farming fields of Indiana, determined to write a great American novel.
He rents a cot from a Chinese entrepreneur named Wong and finds himself living with five other Chinese gentlemen all named Wong as well. The Wongs are excited because they have recently learned that it is legal for two men to marry in San Francisco. Thomas has something they really, really lust for American citizenship.
Needless to say living with five men who C. Needless to say living with five men who look on you as the golden prize becomes a little uncomfortable. Marry me Tommy Thomas's fortunes seem to be on the rise when he lands a job on the graveyard shift of the local Safeway. He quickly becomes proficient at the sport being perfected by graveyard shifts at supermarkets all over America Thomas has been horny so long he has forgotten he's horny.
He is 19 and almost a virgin. He has been assured on two different occasions that he did have sex, but both times he was too drunk to remember.
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story
In the aftermath of making love for the first time, Jody is trying to convince Tommy that she is a vampire. She waited. Here, because Moore is the comically randy writer that he is, there are no quasi-sexual overtones. The question at the heart of Booksucking Fiends is this: How would a normal person react if she woke up — under a dumpster, for instance — to find that she was a vampire?
Book review: “Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story” by Christopher Moore
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Added by 22 of our members. Here's something different: a vampire novel that's light, funny, and not at all hackneyed. Between scenes of punks bowling frozen turkeys on the graveyard shift in a supermarket, or snapping turtles loose in a loft and gnawing on designer shoes, this novel has comic charm to spare. But it also packs an appealingly downbeat message about the consumer culture: Becoming a vampire has given the twentysomething heroine "a crampless case of rattlesnake PMS"--a grumpy mood in which she realizes that she can dress to the nines as a "Donner Party Barbie" and still end up disillusioned and unhappy, just another slacker doing her own laundry and watching sucky TV 'til the sun rises. Jody never asked to become a vampire.