Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sink Your Teeth Into This!

Christopher Moore
Long before there was Twilight, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and True Blood, there lurked Christopher Moore.
No, he's not a vampire – he's a nutter! In the nicest possible way. He writes books that're bizarre, irreverant, risque and wickedly funny. A friend sent me his first three books: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue and Bloodsucking Fiends... and I've been bitten ever since. He doesn't just write about vampires (although his, Bite Me - part three of his vampire trilogy - is due out April 2010) but here's the synopsis of Bloodsucking Fiends: cover of Bloodsucking Fiends 'Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up in an alley with an aching neck, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her. Making the transition from the 9-to-5 grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing however, and that's where Thomas Flood fits in. Tommy 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.'
Ok, so you can tell this isn't serious or scary writing, right? You'll have a good laugh over this and more from Moore. Even the titles are great: how can you not be amused by a book called The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove or Island of the Sequined Love Nun??!!
He's a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word!

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