You Suck A Love Story - Vampire, Bk 2 Author:Christopher Moore Being undead sucks. Literally. — Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and th... more »ey vow to work through their issues.
But word has it that the vampire who initially nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue.
I couldn't even finish this book. The basis of some really great humor is there, but the immaturity of all the characters is such a letdown to what should have been an immensely funny premise.
When I read the description of this book, I really thought I was in for a treat, something out of my usual genre that would be really entertaining. What I got was a totally immature book in which the few moments of comical brilliance were simply lost by the half of the humor that stems from the basis that the two main vampires have the brains of a single rotten banana shared between the two of them. And don't get me started on the supporting characters, which have the same amount of brains shared among the eight of them. That combined with the nonstop sexual content is a real letdown. (Mind you, I'm no prude when it comes to sexual content, but do I really want to read about these morons and how they quite literally act like animals in bed? I didn't.) This would probably be a hilarious movie, but reading it was like fingernails on a blackboard.
No stars from me on this one. What a disappointment.
Sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends. I thought that it was better than the first and much funnier. A few new characters are introduced and I loved them.
Some people have complained about the maturity of the humor, but this is an absurdest comedy and not meant to be high-brow. A few of the characters are teenagers, so yes, they are immature, but still witty.
If he rights a third book in this series, I would definitely read it!
Having read and loved Bloodsucking Fiends, which introduces the vampire Jody and her boyfriend/minion Tommy Flood, I was delighted to get my hands on You Suck, the long overdue sequel. Picking up where Fiends left off, You Suck chronicles the further exploits of these two hapless immortals.
Now that Tommy is also a vampire, they face a whole new set of problems, not the least of which is finding a food source other than a giant shaved cat in a red sweater. Tommy's former vampire-hunting buddies are now under the influence of a blue hooker from Vegas who has taken all their money and wheedled them into stalking their old pal. The ancient vampire who Tommy and Jody defeated earlier is back on the prowl and has gotten into a sidewalk war with a street performer. Their new minion, goth girl Abby Normal, is convinced that "the vampire Lord Flood" is her dark master and that Jody is an 800 year old Celtic countess.
You Suck was as much fun as Bloodsucking Fiends, and included the addition of several hilarious new characters, especially Abby Normal and Chet the giant shaved cat. But the ending is more bittersweet than in the first, and leaves Tommy and Jody questioning what effect being a vampire has on being in love. The ending sombered the overall high spirits of the book, but it was still at least 98% as much fun as the first.
This was a freaking riot! Love the biting wit and oh so funny real life characters that bring it all. The story moves along quickly, characters are very well developed and so relatable even if a couple of them are vampires. Not your typical romantic sexy vampires but more like what the heck am I gonna do now vampires. Lots of swearing so be prepared.
I just find Christopher Moore's writing style so conversational and engaging, very easy to read, without fluff but with tons of content, imagery and of course HUMOR. A very dry and witty storyteller, Christopher Moore has approached this particular genera like no other has even thought to and I for one - a huge fan of the vampire genera - find it totally awesome.
I have read Lamb as well, and I have to say that I am completely hooked. Paperback swappers, give up your Christopher Moore's!!! :)