Book Review: You Suck by Christopher Moore

You Suck #vampiresBeing 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 they 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.

And that really sucks.

Hmm, mixed thoughts on this book. I’ve read another book by Christopher Moore (Practical Demonkeeping) years ago, and was mildly amused by it, so when I heard someone having read and enjoyed this book, I thought I’d give it a go.

It’s the second in a series, and I haven’t read the first. For once I did feel I suffered by not having read the first book, as there are the same characters (it seems) and much history carried forward from the previous book.

On the other hand, it was amusing in parts, especially how Goth and vampire social moires (such as kids having grown up with Buffy and Dracula being confronted with “real” vampires, who in turn have only been undead for a matter of weeks or months – not centuries).

The Story did get all a little messy in the end, and there are characters who turn up who I have idea who they are (see re book 1 hangovers).

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