Tuesday, March 06, 2007

You Suck

by Christopher Moore

The sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck continues the story of vampire Jody, her minion and boyfriend (and now vampire as well) Tommy Flood, the Animals who work with Tommy stocking shelves at the Safeway, the Emperor of San Francisco and his canine bodyguards, and the rest of the bunch. New characters, including Abby Normal, the goth girl who becomes Tommy's minion, are introduced. In an interesting note, Charlie Asher from A Dirty Job makes an appearance (setting up a possible crossover in the future?). As in most of Moore's work, the humor here is demented and occasionally scatological, but ever present and right on target. Along with the humor comes a dose of philosophy, in this case ideas about how we create family and the problem of being alone. But enough of the serious stuff: I'd avoid drinking anything while reading this, in case the reader inhales and sprays while laughing. -- Inanna

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