11 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore

**This book comes out in late March 2010. Pre-order now. Just do it, k? I was thrilled when I was chosen to receive a preview copy of this novel. I think I told everyone, even people who didn’t know what the heck I was talking about. “Bite Chris Moore? What?” **

Oh, what a fun ride! I must first admit to being a Chris Moore fangirl. The man can do no wrong (well, not much anyway). This one, well, he knocked it out of the park. Most of the book is written from the perspective of Abby Normal, Tommy and Jody’s daytime minion. She’s a teenager, she’s annoying, she knows everything, and she uses words like “kayso” a lot. She’ll drive you crazy while making you laugh so hard you need to run to the potty before you wee all over yourself.

The book starts off with Jody and Tommy entombed in bronze (yeah, don’t ask, just read the series, really) and their minion and her boyfriend living it up off the money they stole from the big bad vampire. Oh, and there’s these pesky vampire cats everywhere and then there are rats turning into mist and OMG, it’s just a mess — yeah, so let me stop here and explain, if you cannot suspend belief of everything you have ever believed to be true, plus most mythical beliefs, you are going to have epic failure in trying to read this book. Just go with it, ‘kay?

Bottom line is that, for me, this was the perfect ending (?) to the series. I spent a lot of time giggling and laughing and saying “OMG, no way”. I know, right?

For true Chris Moore fans, you will love this. For those of you who don’t quite get the humor, well, we don’t like you anyway. So there.

This is the 3rd in the Jody/Tommy series. The first was Bloodsucking Fiends and the second was You Suck.

The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency back-up mistress of the great Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, 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. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they’re vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue. Abby wants to be a bloodsucking fiend, too, but right now she’s really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein(R) platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D. candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there’s that vampire cat Chet, who’s getting bigger and smarter — and thirstier — by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non . . . Before you can say “OMG! WTF?” Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, Abby’s gay Goth friend Jared, and SF’s finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. And that’s when the fun really begins.

Rating: ★★★★★

Book count for 2010: 14

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