63. Bloodsucking Fiends

Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Bloodsucking Fiends, Book 1

Pages: 300
Ages: 18+
Finished: Mar. 18, 2009
First Published: 1995
Genre: paranormal, humour
Rating: 4/5

Reason for Reading: I am reading all of the author's works.

First sentence:

Sundown painted purple across the great Pyramid while the Emperor enjoyed a steaming whiz against a dumpster in the alley below.

Comments: Jody wakes up one evening, under a dumpster, with a burnt hand, and an awful lot of money. It takes a bit of figuring out but she soon concludes that she is a vampire. She also realizes quick quickly that she is going to need a human to watch over her when she loses consciousness at daybreak and to help her need for blood. She meets C. Thomas Flood, writer by nature, night crew manager in reality. Jody finds him attractive, pleasant and his hours are perfect so she convinces him to move in with her. Flood being new to the city figures why not. As Jody and Tommy explore what she can and can't do as a vampire they realize that the ancient vampire who turned her is out to kill them both.

Classic Moore! Eccentric characters who are a joy to read about. Laugh out loud humour in parts and the rest of the book keeps a smile on your face as you chuckle under your breath. Loved the story, very unique, and a fun take off on all the vampire books out there. I was hooked from the beginning. This is the type of book that showcases Moore's talents and would be a perfect one for first-timers to start with. A few years ago he wrote a sequel and I'll be reading that one next.


  1. I loved this one, too! So funny. I was a tiny bit disappointed in the sequel, though. I'll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts.


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