Michael Jung, October 6, 2011 (view all comments by Michael Jung)
A decidedly unconventional take on modern-day vampirism, this offbeat novel follows Jody, a twenty-something office worker in San Francisco who gets attacked, bitten, and buried under a dumpster while on the way home from work -- only to arise three days later with superhuman strength, incredibly acute senses, and a healthy appetite for blood. Yep, Jody's become part of San Francisco's OTHER alternative lifestyle -- and while there are definite upsides to being a vampire (muggers haven't met a true empowered woman until they run into Jody) Jody finds that her aversion to sunlight and unusual appetites also create some challenges. Enter C. Thomas Flood, Jody's new boyfriend/minion who caters to Jody's needs during the day and gets to enjoy some first-rate vampiric lovemaking at night. Great for vampire fans in the mood for something different than the usual brooding creatures of the night, Bloodsucking Fiends spawned two sequels, You Suck and Bite Me, which sadly proved diluted versions of the first book -- which continues to set a standard in vampire humor.
wurdnurd, May 8, 2010 (view all comments by wurdnurd)
Lewd, brash, insightful and affectedly hilarious, Moore’s take on love is decidedly twisted and altogether awesome. Somewhere between Tom Robbins, Discworld and Ginsberg, you’ll find this depraved tale of love, loss and vampirism. And the sex wasn’t so bad either.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No (4 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)
hickcrazy1, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by hickcrazy1)
The subtle indication of support for Euthanasia was one of the most interesting twists in this very entertaining book.Moore never fails to satisfy his readers.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No (1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
Simon & Schuster -
by The New York Times Book Review,
"Deft and funny."
A romance novel like no other, this is the story of Jody, a beautiful redhead vampire, and Tommy, a supermarket manager. Theirs is a passionate tale of blood lust and blood loss, which continues in Moore's latest critically acclaimed bestseller You Suck.
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.