You Suck: A Love Story Hardcover – 16 Jan 2007
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"A vampire comedy that's witty, bright and funny."--People
"[A] cheerfully perverse, gut-busting tale...deliver[s] laughs on nearly every page."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Fun, funny and just a little bit gross -- what more could anyone ask? Grade: A"--Rocky Mountain News
"Christopher Moore mines a comic gold mine, deftly skewering the conceits of the vampire genre with precision and wit."--Buffalo News
"A laugh-a-page novel that's raunchy and irreverent."--USA Today
"Think of a collaboration among Anne Rice, S.J. Perelman and Pedro Almod?var."--Kirkus Reviews
A vampire comedy that s witty, bright and funny. --People"
Think of a collaboration among Anne Rice, S.J. Perelman and Pedro Almod?var. --Kirkus Reviews"
[A] cheerfully perverse, gut-busting tale...deliver[s] laughs on nearly every page. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
A laugh-a-page novel that s raunchy and irreverent. --USA Today"
Fun, funny and just a little bit gross -- what more could anyone ask? Grade: A --Rocky Mountain News"
Christopher Moore mines a comic gold mine, deftly skewering the conceits of the vampire genre with precision and wit. --Buffalo News" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A cheerfully perverse tale of young vampires in love. --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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YOU SUCK, the sequel to BLOODSUCKING FIENDS, passed the laugh out loud test in a couple of places. YOU SUCK follows former minion C. Thomas Flood, newly converted to a vampire, and his girlfriend, the now forever fabulous red-head Jody (who turned Flood into a vampire and was recently converted herself) as they try to figure out this undead thing.
But the laugh out loud pieces come when Moore turns the narrative over to "Abby Normal", the 16 year old goth/perky female minion chosen by Flood to do the vampires daylight bidding. Her diary narrative makes me think that Moore was a 16 year old goth/perky female in another life! And Blue, the aging Vegas hooker who dyes herself blue as a gimmick, has some good lines as well.
The ending is rather convenient, leaves it open for another sequel. The plot here isn't as compelling as LAMB or FLUKE. But it's a fun read. Read BLOODSUCKING FIENDS first though to get the background on all of the characters. Some of the characters from DIRTY JOB get looped in (as Mr. Moore always does in his writing) but they are minor so that book is not necessary to read before this one.
It is farce, but it is very good farce, and full of excellent lines such as: "Abby pouted - sticking out her lower lip far enough that pink was showing above her black lipstick, making her look vaguely like a cat eating a plum" and under the farce there is, even amongst the vampires a strong sense of humanity and responsibility. One of the recurrent phrases is the question "Have you fed Chet?" Yes. Foul dead things but they get their priorities right. And it all ends happily. More or less.
(There is gore, rough language, and sex. But hey - this is San Francisco, and they are vampires...)
Christopher Moore's inventiveness has become nearly legendary. His books may be labelled "fantasy" only under the broadest definition. Set in contemporary environments, his stories leave you looking askance at your neighbours and friends. Just who is that teen in the bizarre dress and make-up? Is she just protesting against normal values, or is she bearing a hidden agenda. "Abby Normal", who slowly takes over this story, is but eight centuries younger than Elijiah. Her own ingenuity builds through the story as she interacts with a succession of "dark lords", the Countess, her mother and the "cops". The "p" is derisively inflected, of course - she has little time for such 'tarded people.
Vampires have special problems, of course. Once transformed, the diet is blood. Regular food, coffee or even plain water brings a violent intestinal reaction. To acquire the blood means hunting. Humans, animals such as rats since this is The City - even insects when times are hard. A trip to the zoo is not out of the question, but thirst must be enhanced by talent, or the vampire entering the cage may not come out intact. Their time is night, since daylight can vaporise them.Read more ›
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Christopher moore's books are great! How're ever, this one, not so much. The first one in the series is great but the addition of 'Abby normals' diary in the second two is not... Read morePublished 12 months ago by miss rachel donoghue
What made the vampire book for me, beyond the vampires of course, was the narration, hilarious lines, and the character of Abby Normal. Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2010 by Rebecca
Because it haven't ended at all. That's the problem with trilogies. At least as long as the Author Guy knows that the book is going to have a sequel in advance. Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2010 by Tóth Gábor
I loved Moore's first vampire novel, Blood-Sucking Friends, and on the strength of that I bought You Suck. Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2010 by KPC
This book is worth reading. It is funny and witty, although it is not profound. You will certainly have a laugh!Published on 20 Jan. 2010 by J. Lirios
'You Suck' is the sequel to 'Bloodsucking Fiends' and follows similar territory to the first, with two fresh vampires discovering that it's not easy being nocturnal killers. Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2009 by SonicQuack