Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
Series: A Love Story #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster on September 1st 1995
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance (Adult)
A budding young writer falls in love with a vampire. He is Tommy of Indiana who moved to San Francisco in search of inspiration & is working in a supermarket. Shopping there is Jody, a secretary still trying to adjust to her new vampire status, after being bitten by one on her way home.
With a psychedelic inventiveness that invites comparisons with Kurt Vonnegut & Tom Robbins, the author of Coyote Blue spins a tale of vampires on the loose in San Francisco--a love story readers can really sink their teeth into!
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
Christopher Moore books have been recommended to me a lot but I never really felt that I would like them? Not sure why, just didn’t seem my thing. But a co-worker brought my her favorite by him and was like JUST READ IT. So I did!
Bloodsucking Fiends is a dark humor book about vampires. Jody is a 9-5er with a serious co-dependency problem. Thomas is just a small-town kid who is trying to do the starving artist/writer thing in San Francisco.
Jody is attacked one night on her way home from work and she wakes up undead next to a bag of money. Now she needs an errand boy to find her a safe place to live and do other daytime things for her. In comes Thomas. They meet on accident, go on a date, and within a few days they are living together. Seems like the perfect situation except for the dead bodies that keep popping up around them.
So this book was published in 1995 and wow, so much has changed in writing styles. This book was definitely written in a way that it will forever be stuck in the 90s. Does that make sense? Probably not. It didn’t age well, is what I guess I am trying to say. This book has some humor but it’s mostly full of racism, peppered with a full rape jokes to make 100% unfunny. It had a few jokes that were kinda funny but mostly it was mostly bad one liners about stereotypes and ex-wives.
Jody was a mess that always wanted to lose five more pounds and can’t live without a man. Thomas is a kid that thinks it is ok to have sex with a woman while she’s sleeping (yuck) and literally sticks her in a freezer at one point so he can go on a date with another woman (double yuck) but Jody also takes advantage of him in many ways. They are both pretty selfish and I’m not believing any kind of real love between them.
Most of the characters were awful, the only one I enjoyed was the Emperor, he thought it was a job to protect San Francisco and he was probably the only admirable character.
Just skip this one.