Christopher Moore is a sick, twisted, human being. More to be pitied than censured.... I'm not saying he's evil. I'm just saying I wouldn't trust him with a puppy, a school girl or my mother's recipe for meatloaf. I like his books. They're just wrong. This was the wrongest one so far. Buy this book. Give it to your friend. Buy more books, get more friends.
Fair quality - good book!
The quality of the book was fair, it had been well loved by others but it didn't stop me from enjoying the book! I do suggest reading this one before You Suck though, it will make You Suck much more clear.
BloodsuckingFiends is a dark comedy about a vampire named Jody and her boyfriend Tommy. This was the first book I've read by Christopher Moore. I found his humor to be witty and absurd, similar to Tom Robbins. My favorite character was the Emperor - his dialogue was hilarious and dry as a bone. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Keeps you on the hook
This book is not your typical vampire fiction. Mr. Moore has written a novel whose protagonist happens to be a vampire, but the book is about much more than blood sucking! Unlike other vampire themed novels I have read this one attempts to take the supernatural seriously, and in making the outlandish characters and events of the text seem commonplace in Moore's version of San Francisco, the reader gets caught up in one heck of an engaging story!
"BloodsuckingFiends" is the first novel in what is currently a trilogy, and was written over a decade before its sequel. I read it years ago, but just finished rereading it in order to read the trilogy straight through. Moore is up to his usual tricks in this text, and the cast of characters include such Moore favorites as Inspector Rivera and the Emperor of San Francisco. Moore does a nice job of alternating suspenseful cliffhanger chapters with chapters that fill in the exposition and other details that the reader needs in order to keep the plot plausible. The author also does a great job of bringing all of the separate sub plots together in a nice falling action that makes sense. Tying together sub plots in unexpected, and appropriate, ways seems to be a Moore specialty.
One of the treasures of this text is that despite the outlandish twists, characters, vulgarity, etc. Moore still makes serious points about our humanity and this is one of the novel's unexpected pleasures. One does not expect to be reading a chapter where vampires have crazy good sex, and then read an astute observation about love, or the nature of loneliness. Suddenly your mind reels with the profundity of the observation.
I love Moore's work because he proves that a book can be funny, outlandish, well written, and profound all at once. "Bloodsucking Fiends" is one of his better examples.