Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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.