Tue 2 Sep 2008
[Yesterday was Labor Day in the U.S. Also, it was the day after my bridal shower. I think I was excused from writing a review.]
Christopher Moore is not quite a fantasy author, but considering that sometimes he writes about vampires and sea creatures, I figure he’s close enough. He’s written such edifying tomes as Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story (the book to which You Suck is a sequel) and Island of the Sequined Love Nun. Probably his best work is Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, because it involves Jesus knowing kung fu, but how can you dislike an author who includes H. P. Lovecraft as one of his characters?
Bloodsucking Fiends is the story of Jody, a young redheaded woman who becomes a vampire, and C. Thomas (Tommy) Flood, an aspiring writer from Hicksville, the Midwest, who starts as her minion and turns into her lover. At the end of that volume, which I have unfortunately not reviewed, she turns him into a vampire, and that’s exactly where this book started. They need a new minion, and the old vampire who turned Jody is still a problem. In addition to that, there’s a bum named William and his enormous cat named Chet; a blue hooker called, appropriately, Blue; and, of course, turkey bowling . . . (more…)