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Bloodsucking Fiends: Book 1: Love Story Series [Paperback]

Christopher Moore
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7 Aug 2008 Love Story

Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching neck, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realises the decision has been made for her. Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway.

But all that changes when a beautiful, undead redhead walks through the door ... and proceeds to rock Tommy's life - and afterlife - in ways he never imagined possible.


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (7 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841497223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841497228
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 465,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Moore was born in Ohio and lived there until he was nineteen, when he moved to California. Before publishing his first novel, Practical Demonkeeping, in 1992, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, and insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a rock and roll DJ. Chris divides his time between Hawaii and San Francisco.

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In a genre filled with cosy vampires and caring werewolves, Moore stands alone. Not only does his fiction reference Kerouac and Stoker rather than Buffy, but he also comes with plaudits from Carl Hiaasen, a man who knows more than most about mixing absurdity with seriousness and hiding political fury under running gags and slick dialogue. Like Hiaasen, Moore has another advantage: he can really write. (The Guardian)

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Sink your teeth into Christopher Moore's hilarious new comic novel - a fiendishly clever modern-day tale of vampires and turkey bowling.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilariouis vampire send-up. 2 Nov 2003
By Mary Whipple HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Anne Rice may be rolling on the floor with laughter at Christopher Moore's allusions to her Vampire Lestat and the conventions of the "vampire genre." With an imagination that's wild, irreverent, hyper, sexy, and just plain wacky, Moore has created vampires have the some of the same abilities and needs as Rice's, but Moore's vampires inhabit their own crazy world. Here there is even a good, innocent, fledgling vampire, like Jody Stroud, forced by events beyond her control to be a vampire, and an evil vampire who performs gruesome crimes and tries to frame her.
Jody, the unwilling vampire, even has a lover who wants to help her and who continues to live with her, more or less taking her vampirism for granted, or at most considering it just another way in which she "does her own thing." As would-be writer Tommy Flood tries to save Jody from blame for several murders in the seamier parts of San Francisco, described with a great deal of tongue-in-cheek humor, he enlists his buddies on the midnight to eight a.m. shift of a supermarket, who put aside their turkey-bowling (a 12-lb frozen Butterball knocks down more Ivory Liquid bottles than a 14-pounder) to help out.
The book is both hilarious and intriguing, with more crazy, unexpected plot twists than one finds in a whole shelf of traditional murder mysteries. The hardest part of reading Christopher Moore is rationing oneself to just one book at a time! Mary Whipple
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it by the pool if you want Attention 8 April 2005
Format:Paperback
Is she special? (asks the gay waiter)" I thinks she's going to break my heart" On arrival of the girl" The flannel is fine honey,but I have'nt seen anyone that over accesorized since batman!
forget the title and the cover, its not a book about vampires, it just has two vampires in it purely for comic effect, and to give it a little edge. Listen, how many tv programs have the same old plot, but the ones you watch are the ones where you relate to the characters. You will not dislike one character in this book, each one is instantly fleshed out and only a monk could say they don't know a Tommy.
Bottom line there are some stunning set peices esp the gay waiter and side splitting one liners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still one of my favourite books 10 Oct 2004
By AyJay TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
B.F is the story of Jody, who is attacked on her way home from. When she awakens she discovers she's more dead then alive. Tommy is a wannabe writer, and is working in a supermarket. When the two meet a hilarious love story begins.
Christopher Moore takes mundane things from everyday life and describes them in a eye-watering funny way, which only he can. All the characters are vividly brought alive, and all have at least one gag. But then Chris can turn the story round to a sobering issue, blending it together seamlessly.
Scenes to watch out for include;
* the tattooed man
* Tommy and the detectives
* Jody's mum and the turtle
* Jody shopping for the LBD
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book that got me hooked on Moore 8 July 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is the first Moore book I read.Since then I have purchased the rest and love them all!Ive never laughed out loud so much for any other book. I recomend this book to all of my frends and to all of you fiends out there as well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud Funny 21 Mar 2008
By Steven R. McEvoy TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Christopher Moore wanted to write horror books; he dreamed of being the next Stephen King. Unfortunately for him but fortunately for us, people laughed when they read what he wrote. Thus was born a humorist of the caliber of Dave Barry or Christopher Buckley and some have gone so far as to say he is the next Kurt Vonnegut. Now that we know a bit about our Author, what about the book?

Bloodsucking Fiends is a glorious romp through the night. We have an office worker, Jodi, who has a 9-to-5 dead-end office job in San Francisco, and wakes up one morning under a dumpster and the sun burns her and she has super human strength. She has never watched vampire movies or read the books, so she doesn't know what to do or how to do it. She is on the hunt for the man/creature who turned her.

This is where C. Thomas Flood comes in, a beatnik author from Indiana, who works midnights at the Safeway. He falls in love with Jodi immediately, and realizes that there is something strange about his love.

Follow the humorous journey through the night, the underworld, the streets and alleys of San Francisco as Thomas tries to find a way to be with the woman he loves even if she is undead. And Jodi tries to find out what being undead is all about. Can this love survive? And if you've enjoyed this one, check out his other writings: Island of the Sequined Love Nun, or The Lusty Lizard of Melancholy Cove.

(First Published in 'Imprint' 2005-12-02 as 'Horrific Humour')
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud Funny 21 Mar 2008
By Steven R. McEvoy TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Christopher Moore wanted to write horror books; he dreamed of being the next Stephen King. Unfortunately for him but fortunately for us, people laughed when they read what he wrote. Thus was born a humorist of the caliber of Dave Barry or Christopher Buckley and some have gone so far as to say he is the next Kurt Vonnegut. Now that we know a bit about our Author, what about the book?

Bloodsucking Fiends is a glorious romp through the night. We have an office worker, Jodi, who has a 9-to-5 dead-end office job in San Francisco, and wakes up one morning under a dumpster and the sun burns her and she has super human strength. She has never watched vampire movies or read the books, so she doesn't know what to do or how to do it. She is on the hunt for the man/creature who turned her.

This is where C. Thomas Flood comes in, a beatnik author from Indiana, who works midnights at the Safeway. He falls in love with Jodi immediately, and realizes that there is something strange about his love.

Follow the humorous journey through the night, the underworld, the streets and alleys of San Francisco as Thomas tries to find a way to be with the woman he loves even if she is undead. And Jodi tries to find out what being undead is all about. Can this love survive? And if you've enjoyed this one, check out his other writings: Island of the Sequined Love Nun, or The Lusty Lizard of Melancholy Cove.

(First Published in 'Imprint' 2005-12-02 as 'Horrific Humour')
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderfully funny trilogy
This is a wonderfully funny trilogy, which represent CM at his best, although the middle book was not quite at the same level of excellence as the first and third installments. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Ralph Andrews
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Christopher Moore has writer's magic. Reading "Bloodsucking Fiends" was a joy. Words flowed in and around my brain engaging me in his version of San Fransisco. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars A***
This book is a brilliant read. Very funny. Just what you would expect form the one of the masters of comedy.
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Absolutely loved this book! i've been searching for days trying to remember the title. I would definitely read it again, as it had such brilliant comedic value paired with an... Read more
Published 13 months ago by LaStep
3.0 out of 5 stars The human side if vampirism uncovered.
My missus recommended this to me. While we do tend to read the same genre's we don't necessarily enjoy the same authors all the time (with a few notable exceptions like Charles... Read more
Published 20 months ago by EvilEdna
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Funny, Silly, Daft and Irreverent. Just the job to cheer up a cold winter night. All three books in the set are worth reading (In my opinion) Laugh out loud books.
Published 20 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Sucking Fiends hits the spot
Excellent book from a writer who should be better known in the UK. Funny, sharp, good characters, and did I mention he is funny? Read more
Published on 18 Sep 2012 by CC Man
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Christopher Moore has an amazing imagination. As I read Bloodsucking Fiends and, a while back, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, I kept asking myself,... Read more
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