Literature: Bloodsucking Fiends
aka: Bite Me
A trilogy written by Christopher Moore
about vampires and romance... And no, it's nothing like Twilight
. Although they are described as love stories, romance actually plays a surprisingly small role in these books. For the most part the genre fluctuates among comedy, drama, supernatural and suspense, with Moore's typical emphasis on comedy.
The first book, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story
, is about 26-year-old Jody, living in modern-day San Francisco
with her shallow and weak-willed boyfriend. The last nail is driven into the coffin
of her crumbling relationship when she wakes up under a city dumpster with a horrible burn on her hand and a huge wad of cash stuffed in her shirt. She finds out that she's been unwittingly turned into a vampire.
Unable to do anything during the day, Jody enlists the help of Tommy, a 19-year-old who had just moved to San Francisco in hope of finding inspiration to help him kick-start his writing career. He works the night shift at a supermarket along with a crew of other young men aptly named "The Animals". The two move in together and start up a relationship. Jody's maker stalks her from place to place and leaves her "presents" (dead bodies) that make her into a prime suspect of an ongoing murder investigation.
The first sequel, You Suck: A Love Story
, is about Jody and Tommy for some reason staying
in San Francisco, despite the fact that it defies all common sense
. Jody ends up turning Tommy into a vampire. This means that she has to find a new day person and she ends up recruiting the teenage goth girl, Abby Normal
.Bite Me: A Love Story
, the third book, is about a wave of vampirism striking San Francisco. The main character of this book is Abby from You Suck
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