Overall, I thought this was a great book. The author definately has a way of making you laugh outloud with his type of humor. I didn't like the ending because I thought it was too abrupt, and I thought that it should have been a little longer in length. I have listened to his other books, and this was the first one that I thought ended too soon, and not at all what I thought it would be. I won't give the ending away if you want to read it, but it will leave you asking "what?"
Assistant Director of Nursing, Massters of Science in Nursing,
I am a big fan of vampire genre. This book was the funniest vampire story I have ever read! I don't usually read vampire stories to get a good laugh, but this is exactly what you will do! The narrarator is great and the characters are so likable, I love Abby, she cracks me up! If you want a good story and a good laugh, then you are in the right place!!
Joined in 2006. In my 40's, grew up reading the Classics, from Asimov, Clarke, Vonnegut. Moved on to Urban Punk/ Fantasy as well as Alt. History. Fantasy; Camber Series, Mistborn, George R.R. Martin. Question-Where are the other Wild Card Books dang it?
Although the book is very funny, with references and asides that will keep you laughing on almost every page...I mean, who can't love the vision of Chester, the giant naked cat?..it is also uneven. The relationship between the two main characters is sort of unbelievable, and you never get a real feel for the city, which should be a character in itself. Still, all that said, worth a listen. Ok to buy without having read the first book.
This is a great read. It is funny, ironic and has the same feel as the other Christopher Moore books. Be aware it is a sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends. (Not available on Audiobook $$%#&()%*(%%#@) but it does stand alone. I listened to it and am now reading BS Fiends. I tend not to enjoy books where I don't like any of the characters. This is not a problem with this (or any of C. Moore's books) You instantly develop a rapport with Jody, Tommy, and the other characters. You like them and they become human....well inhuman :-)
I recommend this book highly. Also, the other books availabel on Audio, The Stupidest Angel, and A Dirty Job
If you are easily shocked by potty mouth language, this book is not for you. However, if you enjoyed Moon Unit Zappa's one claim to fame and Leslie Nielson's take on vampires...mixed somehow with "Return of the Living Dead" (1980s version) you are on the right track. There were several laugh out loud moments.
If you liked the author's "A Dirty Job", then you will love this book. The narrator is wonderful. I listened to this on vacation and I could not stop laughing. Many of the characters in "A Dirty Job" show up in this novel...they just have bit roles, but I enjoyed the way they were incorportated into the plot.
Once again Christopher Moore has filled these pages with laugh out loud concepts and characters. I always have to pass his stuff around to family and friends. I love to be around when people read them because I hear them laughing to themselves. This book does not dissapoint. Narrator does and excellent job as well.
I've listened to a lot of audiobooks over the years, but this has to have been the most fun book I've heard! It continues the story of Tommy and Jody that was started in BLOODSUCKING FIENDS--which used to be my favorite Christopher Moore book. Now, this is my favorite of his books. The narrator is wonderful--especially when she starts reading the excerpts from Abby Normal. I'm laughing thinking about the fun I had hearing this romp! I think I just may have to listen to the book again--very soon.
I liked the premise and most of the characters. I would love to get a hold of the first book in the set. The only reason I gave a four instead of five was that the Blue character changed so quickly at the middle that it through the book off for a bit.