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Bloodsucking Fiends, Christopher Moore, 1995

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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This Book is Full of Spiders, David Wong, 2012

Okay, so this book is a bit twisted, but it is cleverly conceived, funny, and engaging.  I really liked it.

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This is the sequel to a book called John Dies at the End.   I haven’t read that, but Spiders stands alone pretty well.

The heroes (David, John, and Amy) are well intentioned blunderers.    I liked these characters because they are very flawed but brave and loyal.  The narrative is strong, and the story engaging.  

Spider creatures are taking over human hosts and spreading like wildfire; creating Zombie-like creatures. The  entire town is quarantined and about to be nuked unless someone can save the day.  There may be a conspiracy. 

Here is a link to the video trailer for the book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5swoHS21tBw

Update August 2013

I read John Dies at the End.  Now I did read these books in the wrong order, but even so, I enjoyed Spiders much more.  I found myself plodding through John Dies at the End for the sake of finishing.

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Horror, Humour

 

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FoxTrot, Assembled with Care, Bill Amend, 2002

Who doesn’t love FoxTrot?

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FoxTrot is also a hit with my 9-year old.  I think he relates to the Jason character. 

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2013 in Humour

 
 
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