Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Book Review: Bloodsucking Fiends, by Christopher Moore

Oh look, I'm reviewing yet another vampire novel. Whatever. Just be happy I haven't resorted to Twilight yet.

Bloodsucking Fiends tells the story of a newly formed vampire who, in order to function in modern society, recruits a human to do stuff for her during the day. Inevitably and for no good reason, they fall in love with each other.

Christopher Moore is known for writing humour, and that is really the main draw here. The ridiculous situations and jokes embedded in every sentence make for an entertaining read.

Plot-wise, it's not as strong. Events seem to unfold only for the sake of setting up the next event, or sometimes for no reason at all other than for a punchline. Entire plot lines are introduced with good promise, but then left as pointlessly dangling as a classic vampire's cape. Maybe the two sequels pick them up.

If you're into sexy vampires (as opposed to scary vampires), there are certainly less sucky ways to spend your time than reading Bloodsucking Fiends.

2 comments:

Martina said...

Hey! You read it! And didn't hate it! Awesome!

You Suck (the follow up) is also good and introduces the character Abby Normal who stars in the third one. She rocks my stripey socks.

:-)

Phronk said...

Thanks for recommending it! Yah I'm very glad I read it. You were right that my own stuff is related. There are actually eerie similarities between this book and one I just finished writing.

I need to take a break from vampires for a while before You Suck, but I do wanna see where it goes, and from the name alone, who Abby Normal is. :)