Bloodsucking Fiend

Bloodsucking Fiend

Book - 2008
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A budding young writer falls in love with a vampire. He is Tommy of Indiana who moved to San Francisco in search of inspiration and 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2008
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416558491 (pbk.) : $14.00
1416558497 (pbk.) : $14.00


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Mar 13, 2019

Super fun read- it's rare to find a book that makes me laugh on the inside and chuckle on the outside. Moore's characters are unique and the dialogue between them is always entertaining. I'm not a huge fan of vampire books but this one is an exception!

Jul 16, 2016

My 5th Moore book and first in this trilogy... does not disappoint! Some of the same characters as Dirty Job, personally not a huge fan of vampire genre but this makes it hilarious. Excited to read other two.

Sep 22, 2015

I would prefer never to read another zombie or vampire tale ever again. However it is Christopher Moore and I'll probably read all of his works despite the subject. Look I'm giving this five stars based solely on the fact that he is the first person I've heard reference polio bud since the year of our Lord 19 and 86. I know of maybe one or two living souls that I even shared this strain with when I brought it from Irvine, California to San Jose, Missourah back in the 80's. One hit of this stuff made you drool on yourself and unable to walk, and that sums up the 80's for me perfectly. I probably never would have even remembered it had he not mentioned in this piece. Thanks for the memories and thanks for another fabulous novel.

Apr 17, 2013

To make much sense and really be any fun, this vampire trilogy HAS to be read in order: (1) Bloodsucking Fiends (2) You Suck (3) Bite Me; with A Dirty Job as an interval between (2) & (3).

Nov 12, 2012

Interesting love story of a different kind!! Christopher Moore's subtle humor makes for a fun read!! I would say 7 out of 10 for me. Looking forward to listening to the two sequels on audio book.

Jun 19, 2012

Funny book on a known theme. Enjoyable read. Sympathetic characters. All in all an original book from a new author (for me). Many more to follow.

FangFiction May 07, 2011

First in Moore's Vampire Trilogy, followed by "You Suck" and "Bite Me." This book begins the story of Jody Stroud who gets turned into a vampire and left under a dumpster. Jody's life with her minion, the hapless Tommy Flood (new in town from Incontinence, Indiana), is hilariously filled with quirky characters, witty dialogue, and plenty of supernatural adventures.
Funniest parts: Tommy's adventures with the Wongs; Tommy's reminisces about his home life back in Indiana; the Animals' recreational activities (e.g., turkey bowling, soapsud-skiing behind the self-propelled floor-scrubber); Tommy's vampire research, especially his experiments on Jody to determine the limits of her vampiric traits; and the turtle's attack on Jody's pretentious mother.


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