A Love Story
By Christopher Moore
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061779732, 352pp.)
Publication Date: March 2011
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The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, and my manga-haired love monkey stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public.
Whoa. And this is a love story?
Yup. 'Cept there's no whining. But there is everybody's favorite undead couple, Tommy and Jody, who've just escaped from imprisonment in a bronze statue. And now that they're out they've joined forces with Abby, her boyfriend Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, gay Goth guy Jared, and SF's finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. Really.
Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Christopher Moore's Bite Me: A Love Story is the third installment in his vampire series — in which a purple-haired goth teen, a crew of grocery clerks and a Chinese grandmother in hip-hop gear battle the undead on the streets of San Francisco. Moore discusses his vampire world, and his latest project starring 19th-century French painters. More at NPR.org
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“Moore’s most hysterical ‘love story’ to date.”
“I can’t emphasize enough how funny BITE ME is.”
“Moore’s twisted take on the undead comes as a welcome respite from the recent spate of TV, film and book offerings to bombard us.”
-Edmonton Journal on BITE ME
“Moore carved a niche in the horror-comedy genre, and anyone with a fiendish sense of humor will love his writing.”
-Florida Times-Union on BITE ME
“Moore proves he has few rivals on the humour-opus front with this high-larious romp that just might have driven the final nail into old Nosferatu’s coffin.”
-Ottawa Citizen on BITE ME
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