Sep 1, 2008

Bloodsucking Fiends

Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends is the first book in the vampire series with C. Thomas Flood and Jody. It's too bad that I read You Suck first. However, even though I knew what happened at the end of this book, it was still a great read.

***Spoiler Alert***

C. Thomas Flood arrives in San Francisco from Indiana with stars in his eyes about his future as a writer in the city after living in small town, unionized Indiana. He arrives and stumbles upon an apartment for $50 weekly and he shares his room with 5 Wongs. The funniest part of this living situation is that the Wongs are illegals seeking a way to become legal citizens of the United States. They leave bouquets on his bed unbeknowst to Tommy.

After running into the Emperor of San Francisco and his men (a golden retriever and a terrier), he gets a job at the Marina Safeway, which will help him keep a roof over his head while he writes. He makes fast friends with the night crew, one of which translates what the Wongs, his roommates, are after. Tommy discovers they have asked for his hand in marriage and have attempted to court him with flowers.

Moving along in the story line, Jody is accosted outside of her work one evening and she black out, only to awaken as a vampire. She makes her way home to Kurt, her live-in boyfriend, who has little sympathy for her plight. She eventually bashes him on the head, drinks his blood, and books it to a motel.

***End Spoiler Alert***

These are just some of the uncanny events that occur in this book from ghastly murders to robbery to explosions and cops chasing the Marina Safeway gang. This book is chock full of fun and adventure as well as humor. Between this book, You Suck, and Dirty Job (which the husband and I are listening to on CD) Christopher Moore's books are wrought with unique humor that will have every reader doubled over in the stomach pain of laughter.

11 comments:

Anna said...

Sounds interesting. Not sure if they're my kind of books, but once I get caught up in my TBR pile, maybe I'll check them out.

--Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

They have me roaring. And they are much better "light" reading than Patterson has been these days.

Shannon at Confuzzled Books said...

I read You Suck and I didn't even know it was a series. I knew there was suppose to be book after it ...right I think...

Serena said...

Bloodsucking Fiends came first apparently, the You Suck. I heard there is another book in the series, but I don't know if it is out yet.

Anna said...

Yeah, haven't been thrilled with Patterson as of late.

--Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Patterson and I have not gotten along, lately, but he could redeem himself a little with the next Cross book.

Anna said...

Just make sure you skip Sundays at Tiffany's.

--Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

already skipped it!

Suey said...

I've eyed these books many times at the store wondering if they were any good. Maybe I'll try them out one of these days.

Serena said...

I just love these books. His humor is satirical and the descriptions he comes up with in the narrative have me laughing out loud on the subway. People must think I am crazy!

Anna said...

I don't think you're crazy. You're excited about a good book; there's nothing wrong with that!

--Diary of an Eccentric