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Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story Hardcover – Sep 1 1995


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  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684810972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684810973
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #970,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Sundown painted purple across the great Pyramid while the Emperor enjoyed a steaming whiz against a dumpster in the alley below. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. McEvoy HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on Dec 19 2005
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.
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By Leopold St Pierre on July 4 2014
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semi good
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By Chris on March 17 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Like the rest of the world (ok most of the world making an average income), I am inherently cheap. I gasped at the electronic price of this book then held my breath clicked the buy button, opened the book, and couldn't put the damn thing down! Buy this writers work....that's my advice. If you want an evening of full-blown readers ecstasy buy it. This author has a wonderful way of weaving words together that leave you wanting more, more, more. To the writer, forgive my comment about the price, to the potential purchaser...just pay it and sit down knowing you're about to enter readers heaven.
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By "adam9z" on Jan. 12 2003
Format: Paperback
A novel that's funny, without stretching the boundaries of reality too much. Witty and delightful, the story does not miss the chance to be serious as well. We are a consumer culture with so much waste.
Of course, Jody designs on Tommy are unnerving but fun nevertheless. I give this book two thumbs up for its charm and sense of humor.
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By S. Lavigne on Jan. 25 2010
Format: Paperback
It is difficult to rate something as subjective as humour. There is no doubt in my mind that this book was funny, but not in a remarkable kind of way. Some lines were making me smile, but it did not come close to make me laugh out loud. The author uses light humour (do not expect twisted, black or clever humour) and makes fun of all the clichés of the vampire pop culture. A nice read if you are looking for something light and simple.

The book is very short (290 pages, but cut into 35 chapters so there are a lot of blank spaces) and it takes only a few hours to read.
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By Nicola Manning-Mansfield HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on March 22 2009
Format: Paperback
Jody wakes up one evening, under a dumpster, with a burnt hand, and an awful lot of money. It takes a bit of figuring out but she soon concludes that she is a vampire. She also realizes quick quickly that she is going to need a human to watch over her when she loses consciousness at daybreak and to help her need for blood. She meets C. Thomas Flood, writer by nature, night crew manager in reality. Jody finds him attractive, pleasant and his hours are perfect so she convinces him to move in with her. Flood being new to the city figures why not. As Jody and Tommy explore what she can and can't do as a vampire they realize that the ancient vampire who turned her is out to kill them both.

Classic Moore! Eccentric characters who are a joy to read about. Laugh out loud humour in parts and the rest of the book keeps a smile on your face as you chuckle under your breath. Loved the story, very unique, and a fun take off on all the vampire books out there. I was hooked from the beginning. This is the type of book that showcases Moore's talents and would be a perfect one for first-timers to start with. A few years ago he wrote a sequel and I'll be reading that one next.
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By JKI on July 13 2004
Format: Paperback
It may be strange to say but I know people like these characters. The girl that can't be without a boyfriend... The cute boy that's too nice to attract girls... the punk guys working blue collar jobs... the jerk ex... the manipulitive ass who really wants someone - can have anyone - but doesn't know how to find the right someone.
Maybe that's why the book is so much fun. It's relatable to some extent. Even with the vampires.
Somebody that reviewed this said the characters felt distant. I agree. I also think that on a whole, it's easier to laugh at a distance. It's when you're too close that it's no longer funny (forget who said that). This isn't supposed to be a Anne Rice novel and thank god. It's violent, dark, honest, sweet and funny. Without shoving it down your throat.
Excellent writing and story.
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By J. Garlen on June 28 2004
Format: Paperback
Having read this book, I'm planning to read more of Moore's work, but I do so with a question about whether the flaws of this particular novel are specific to this one book or typical of Moore overall. Bloodsucking Fiends is often wonderfully funny, and Moore does a good job with his supernatural world meets mundane life issues, but the ending seems rushed and forced, and overall I found myself not really caring about Moore's characters. I didn't mind if they lived or died, and my lack of concern for them decreased my engagement with the story. I think that this distance between characters and reader might be intentional, because then Moore can do ludicrously awful things and we won't mind, but it's a tactic that leaves this particular reader somewhat dissatisfied. It reminded me of Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One in that respect; I think that people who appreciate Moore's tone with his characters will probably find Waugh's satires hilarious.
This is an entertaining book, and I'll be reading some of Moore's other novels as a result of this introduction, but I hope that his other novels are better than this one and not the same.
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