Tuesday, February 13, 2007
You Suck: A Love Story: Christopher Moore: Jodi and Tommy from Bloodsucking Fiends are back for another round. Tommy wakes up to discover that while he was out, Jodi has turned him into a vampire because she loves him and doesn't want to be alone. Understandably, Tommy is conflicted about this. There are some upsides to being a vampire after all -- immortality alone being one of the biggest. Because Tommy can no longer go out during the day, he has to find a minion to do typical vampire minion things -- renting apartments, keeping watch over the vampires while they are asleep -- he finds this person in a 15 year-old Goth girl, Abby Normal. Her diary entries alone are worth the price of the book; she made me laugh out loud. As always in Christopher Moore's novels, there's an assortment of supporting characters running around causing mayhem -- the Animals (the stoner grocery stockboys Tommy used to run with), Blue, a hooker who dyed her skin blue, William, the homeless man with the large cat, and Elijah, the vampire who turned Jodi. The action doesn't feel overcrowded and the humor doesn't feel forced. I loved You Suck -- it really was funny.