Book Reviews of Fat White Vampire Blues

Fat White Vampire Blues
Fat White Vampire Blues
Author: Andrew Fox
ISBN-13: 9780345463333
ISBN-10: 0345463331
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Hollywood always gives us one version of vampires - slick, rich, beautiful, sexy, classy. This book is a different type of vampire - loser, fat. Finally a vampire story with humor! An original story.
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Helpful Score: 1
The writing is wonderful and the story was better than I thought it would be. It's a more realistic version of what it's like to be a vampire in modern day.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read a lot of vampire books, this is one of the oddest books I have ever seen. I read the whole thing thinking it had to get better, but it was just plain weird.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book made me laugh out loud. It's kind of a vampire Confederacy of Dunces
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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.