April 4, 2018 at 5:57 am #4880
Ya’ll know I hate anything vampire, so I’m going out on a limb for this quirky story…
“Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching neck, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her.
Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that’s where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen-turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful undead redhead walks through the door … and proceeds to rock Tommy’s life — and afterlife — in ways he never imagined possible.”
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April 4, 2018 at 2:46 pm #4881
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Ha ha! I had to do a double take. Never would have been a book I thought you’d pick out. 🙂April 7, 2018 at 5:57 pm #4885
I know, right!?! My step dad gave me a bunch of Neil Gaiman books, and these Christopher Moore books that he & my mom read. He said I might find them humorous and kind of irreverent, etc. About the Christopher Moore books, I said to him “are there actual vampires in these books?” Haha! He described them as being off-the-wall, so I was really looking to do something different. Definitely challenging myself with this one!April 15, 2018 at 5:12 pm #4914Anonymous
I saw the thread title and stopped to think who might have been making this month’s pick, lol. Completely not what I expected.
I read this a few years ago but I don’t remember my thoughts other than maybe it wasn’t my favorite Moore book. Have to see if I did a review on GoodReads or not.April 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm #4921
I’m currently working on this book.
That’s cool you already read it Kat. Your homework is already done then 🙂 He has a new book out called “Noir” I think.April 20, 2018 at 9:42 am #4922
I’m bummed my library doesn’t have a copy of it.
How are you liking it so far?April 24, 2018 at 6:08 pm #4925
I’m liking it so far. It’s not “ha-ha” “laugh out loud” funny, but it’s definitely comical. Like a dark comedy. Which I really like. My issue has been struggling to find time to read this month, so my reading flow is super slow and it makes me feel like I’m going at a snail’s pace.April 25, 2018 at 9:42 am #4927
I ordered a used copy on Amazon. Just waiting for it to come in. 🙂 Hopefully it’ll come before this weekend since we’re headed to Lake Tahoe for a mini getaway.May 3, 2018 at 11:03 am #4952
Almost done…May 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm #4993
Done! Was finally able to knock this book out. I thought it was a very quick, easy read. Nothing too heavy or complicated. I just had trouble getting through it quickly because I had setbacks with my schedule and my health. Once I was on a roll, I knocked it out.
I am glad that I read the book for fun. I didn’t have a lot of expectations for it. I can’t say I loved it, because it’s just so outside of what I would normally read, and I just don’t have the time to fit books like this into my reading time.
I can’t say I loved any of the characters. They were all pretty silly and cartoonish, that I didn’t feel there was a lot of depth there, or anything to relate to. Tommy seemed like a teenage kid most of the time, with his shallow thoughts and musings. I enjoyed how the characters were just basically smart asses for the majority of the book. Definitely lots of silliness going on.
Probably my favorite part of the book was Bummer the dog haha! He was a little character unto himself.
It was fun to read about San Francisco in such a cooky way!
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