Being dead sucks. Make that being undead sucks.
Literally. Just ask Thomas C. Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, the woman of his dreams, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too.
For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they vow to work through their issues. Like how much Jody should teach Tommy about his new superpowers (and how much he needs to learn on his own). Plus there's Tommy's cute new minion, 16-year-old goth girl Abby Normal. (Well, someone has to run errands during daylight hours!)
Making the relationship work, however, is the least of Jody and Tommy's problems. Word has it that the vampire who nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting any new members into the club. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call-girl named (duh) Blue.
And that really sucks.
Love in vein: listen to more vampire fiction.
©2007 Christopher Moore; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
"A cheerfully perverse, gut-busting tale of young vampires in love....Moore writes with the jittery energy of a brilliant, charming class clown, mixing sex and gore and a potty mouth with a goofy-sweet sensibility to deliver laughs on nearly every page." (Publishers Weekly)
Also China Miéville, Peter Hamilton, good space-opera, No Zombies, Apocalypses, Women who sigh and go weak at the knees when seeing a man!
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.
Good story, and the characters are interesting and amusing. The reader does an excellent job with characters' voices.
After listening to his two first audios, I was expecting the same level of entertainment, but the expectation fell short of disappointment. It could have been the over exploited subject matter: vampirism. Lets face it, not even Moore could give it an original twist. Or maybe it was the reader, either way I could not get past the 1st 30 minutes... I give it two stars because I could be wrong, and Moore is still Moore.
I enjoyed seeing characters repeated from the author's book Dirty Job. The characters are quirky and outrageously funny. This is my favorite narrator so far. He does an awesome job of carrying you along from character to character with great verve. I have even gone so far as to listen to something just because he is the narrator!
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