I loved this book! The characters were funny and quirky in addition to being vampires and witches. I loved how they worked together and how they were scared of each other. The addition of Abbey Normal was genuis! I really enjoyed the narrators rendition of this lovable bubbly goth chick. I want more books with Abbey Normal!!
This is an amusing story, but nothing much really happens in it. I was not initially aware that this was a sequel to another book, and I kept feeling like I had jumped into the middle of the story. The narrator is very good though, and may be what makes the book worth listening to. Be aware that the book has some R-rated content in it.
Management consultant, video game player, avid reader of all types of books, and happily married father of four. I'll read just about anything, from Fantasy and SciFi, to mysteries and ChickLit.
With some crossover references to his other novels (A Dirty Job), the author fills in some non-sequiters that might have left you scratching your head. There's really no "bad guys" here, and the story is more about a bunch of wacked out dudes blowing their windfall (and minds) in Vegas, and their buddy coming to grips with becoming a vampire in SanFran.
Light fare, with some funny moments - especially the author's voice in the memoirs of a teen goth chick.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” ― Dr. Seuss
Please, Christopher Moore, if you read these reviews at all, please, please write a book just around Abby Normal. She is now one of my all-time favorite book characters. You Suck really takes off with her diary entries, and I found myself waiting with anticipation for the words "Being the Chronicles of Abby Normal". I'm so glad I listened instead of reading it - part of the reason I enjoyed Abby so much was the life the narrator gave to her through Christopher Moore's words. The perky goth girl makes for laugh out loud funny stuff! I would recommend reading Bloodsucking Fiends first if you can, as it does set-up the story a little better. it's just too bad Abby's not in it though.
THis novel was hilariously entertaining. Thet storeline is quick moving and keeps you interested all the way through.
Warning though: I did not realize this was a sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends. You have no problem understanding the story, as the previous book is recapped here and there, but it would've been nice to have read Bloodsucking Fiends before hand.
The narration was incredible. Normally I do not like female narrators, but this one hits the various voices perfectly. Especially the voice of Abby Normal, little goth girl, who is the shining star of this novel. Abby completely makes the novel, and narrator protrays her perfectly.
After reading "It's a Dirty Job", I couldn't wait to get my hands, or ears should I say, on another Christopher Moore's tales of fantasy mixed with real life. But frankly, You Suck, really did live up to it's title. At first it really gets you involved but slowly dribbles and goes nowhere ....so I used it to help me sleep.
I listened to this in the car on a very long drive. It really made the time fly by. I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion. The narrator did an excellent job with the character's voices, you knew exactly who was saying what.
I enjoyed it very much.