A Love Story
By Christopher Moore
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780060590291, 336pp.)
Publication Date: January 16, 2007
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"You bitch, you killed me. You suck!"
Being dead sucks. Make that being undead sucks.
Literally. Just ask Thomas C. Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody—the woman of his dreams—is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too.
For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they vow to work through their issues. Like how much Jody should teach Tommy about his new superpowers (and how much he needs to learn on his own). Plus there's Tommy's cute new minion, sixteen-year-old goth girl Abby Normal. (Well, someone has to run errands during daylight hours!)
Making the relationship work, however, is the least of Jody and Tommy's problems. Word has it that the vampire who nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting any new members into the club. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue.
And that really sucks.
Christopher Moore is the author of eleven previous novels: Fool, You Suck, A Dirty Job, The Stupidest Angel, Fluke, Lamb, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, Bloodsucking Fiends, Coyote Blue, and Practical Demonkeeping.
“A vampire comedy that’s witty, bright and funny.”
“A laugh-a-page novel that’s raunchy and irreverent.”
“Think of a collaboration among Anne Rice, S.J. Perelman and Pedro Almodóvar.”
“Christopher Moore mines a comic gold mine, deftly skewering the conceits of the vampire genre with precision and wit.”
“[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