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Bloodsucking Fiends, Christopher Moore, 1995

30 May

I enjoyed this.  I leave been noticing Christopher Moore books in the stacks @ the library for some time.  I don’t know why, but I seem to spend a lot of time in the M Fiction section, and his books are very brightly coloured so the spines stand out.

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I picked up Bloodsucking Fiends based on the jacket summary.  “Jody never asked to be a vampire …” This was right up my alley with ordinary people thrust into an absurd situation.

Here,a young woman named Jody is attacked on the street and wakes up a vampire – although it takes some time to figure that out. She clearly needs the help of someone who can move around in the day, and soon meets Thomas, who is a would-be author employed as a grocery store stock clerk, new to the city. Young, lonely, and very naive. Together, Jody and Thomas learn about what a vampire can and cannot do. The mystery vampire who turned Jody is a constant presence and a threat, with unclear motives.

Bloodsucking Fiends is well written and well paced but not long. It is funny, in an absurd way with an interesting cast of characters. Only Jody and the mysterious vampire who made her are supernatural, everyone else is very  mortal with a slant to the eccentric.

This is the first in a series and I will keep my eyes open for the others.

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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Fantasy, Humour

 

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