Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bloodsucking Fiends

Christopher Moore is the author of a number of humorous novels, mostly with some sort of horror-related theme. I am not a huge fan, but I always enjoy his books. My favorite is The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, not so much for the title creature, but for the concept of a guilt-ridden small-town psychiatrist switching all her patients at once from their anti-depressants to placebos, resulting in a huge boom at the local blues bar.

Bloodsucking Fiends is the story of a San Francisco woman attacked by a vampire and transformed into a creature of the night, and her struggles to adapt to her new lifestyle (she needs new makeup more suited for the pale look) and maintain a new relationship with an unemployed writer. Not a great book, but enjoyable mind-candy. There is a later sequel to the novel, titled You Suck. Moore has drawn quite a bit of attention lately for his book Biff: The Story of Christ's Childhood Pal.


Craig Clarke said...

I read one of his about raising a dragon, and it was fun, but for some reason I've never picked up another.

KentAllard said...

Not a huge fan, but I find them fun for a change of pace.