When I went to the library, I told the librarian that I wanted a book about vampires, but that I wanted it to be as different from the awful "Twilight" books as possible. He recommended this.
I cant say that the book is particularly thrilling. The book drags in some places, and I didnt find the plot particularly satisfying. What made up for that was the unconventional vampire story.
Jules Duchon is a morbidly obese vampire living in New Orleans. He prefers the blood of fat victims, which is what led to him becoming fat. Jules is also not a particularly good vampire. Hes not as strong or fast as he used to be, back when he was skinny. In his wolf form his stomach drags the ground and his bat form is so fat that it cant fly. Jules is not particularly intelligent, hes a cabbie, and hes not wealthy. All of this, plus other aspects of the book, go against the grain of the traditional vampire story and make it worth the read.