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Book Review: You Suck by Christopher Moore



Title: You Suck: A Love Story
Author: Christopher Moore
Year of Publication: 2007
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 352
First Line: “You bitch, you killed me! You suck!”

Summary: "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.

Review: This is such a disappointing sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends. The characters are skewed so much that they are un recongnizeable from the first book. Jody was so likeable in Bloodsucking Fiends, but in You Suck, she is turned into a unlikeable monster bitch. Another example would be The Emperor of San Francisco, who in the second book is so full of melancholy and guilt because he rats out Jody and Tommy to the police. The new characters in this book are incredibly lame (a goth girl who goes by Abby Normal? C'mon!). The villians are not mysterious or even evil, like the other characters they are pretty lame. The main new villian, a hooker named Blue, is trying to kill Jody and Tommy because they took her money and that is her only goal in the book. The relationship between Jody and Tommy was less intense in this novel. It just was not present, they fought in every scene and the only tender moment they share is the last scene they have in the book. Abby, says that their love is the greatest of all time, but it is definately not apparent in this book.
Again, this was a complete disappointment.

Worst part: That all the beloved characters from Bloodsucking Fiends become unrecognizeable.

Best part: Tommy is the only character who's personality remains intact.

Grade: D

Other Books by This Author: Bloodsucking Fiends and Fool.
Tags: genre: fiction, review, xxx author last name: i-q
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