Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday, Bite Me by Christopher Moore

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started and I found it on the Ravenous Reader blog. I agree it is a great idea. This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week I have found that there will be another bloodsucking fiends book! SOOOO DOES HAPPY DANCE! If you have not read Christopher Moore beloved series I suggest you do!

Here is a copy of Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program

By Susan Tunis (San Francisco, CA) - See all my reviews
Rawr is totally a thing..., January 22, 2010
In my rave review of Moore's last novel, Fool, I implied that his novels inspired by Shakespeare and the Bible are more substantive than his fluffier San Francisco/Pine Cove novels. This latest novel, Bite Me, has me rethinking that statement. Funny, it is. Fluffy, it is not. Bite Me is the third (and final?) novel in the Bloodsucking Fiends series. The first novel in a great series is always special because it's our introduction to a new world. That said, this latest installment just might be the best. What I can tell you is this: I found it to be darker, scarier, more suspenseful, and at least as funny as the previous novels. And in addition to all of the above, it's genuinely moving. These characters have been my friends for more than a decade now. I've grown to care about them.

The novel opens pretty much in the immediate wake of You Suck. The opening chapter is the first of many that are narrated by the unforgettable Abby Normal, self-proclaimed "emergency back-up mistress of the greater Bay Area night." Abby begins by providing a dizzying (and helpful) recap of the first two novels, but I'd strongly suggest you read Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story and You Suck: A Love Story before tackling this one. She and Foo Dog still inhabit the "love lair." Jody and Tommy are still encased in bronze. Chet, the huge shaved vampire cat is on the prowl. And all of our favorite San Franciscans are back: the Emperor, Bummer, and Lazarus; the Animals; cops Rivera and Cavuto; the folks from Asher's Secondhand Store; and others. And Moore fans, a beloved past character who's never shown up in San Francisco before makes an unexpected appearance in a supporting role. Be careful what you read about this novel. It would be a shame to ruin the surprise!

I don't want to summarize the plot. It's too crazy, it lurches in all sorts of unexpected directions, and why should I ruin your fun? What I can tell you is that I was completely surprised by the novel's ending. Earlier I said this novel is darker, scarier, and more suspenseful. (At this point I should admit that I'm a total wuss who's afraid of horror movies and rollercoasters.) Still, characters are placed in real jeopardy. Not all will survive. And I was definitely on the edge of my seat for large stretches of the novel. That Moore can maintain this level of tension while being spit-milk-out-your-nose funny is astonishing. I didn't actually spit any milk out of my nose. I read this novel while laid up with the flu. Every time I laughed out loud it started a coughing jag. I nearly coughed up a lung, but I just couldn't put it down! If that's not a recommendation, what is? Despite aphorisms about old dogs and new tricks, I have to say it: I think Chris Moore is getting better. I've been a hardcore fan for years, and that is saying quite a bit.

Thanks t0 Susan for such a great discription!~! There was no discription on Amazon for it soo I snictched hers..
Sooo needless to say I will be getting this one as soon as I can get my little hands on it.~!~ That's my Waiting on Wednesday what is yous??


  1. Great WoW. I loved the first two in this series. I can't believe he is FINALLY doing another one.

  2. Elie, I agree the first two were just hysterical. It sounds like this one is going to top them both.

  3. Hi Linda,

    You have a gorgeous blog! (And way more readers than me.) I could learn a thing or two from you.

    I'm flattered to have you borrow my Amazon review. It's a great novel! I'm hoping my review is deemed "helpful" enough to retain its high-profile position on Amazon. There are just some books that it's a pleasure to publicize.

    I hope that you and your readers enjoy Bite Me as much as I did.

  4. Thanks Sue for the complement!I marked you Helpful! Seriously I LOVE Abby Normal adn yoiur review makes me want it now.. Your are very eloquent!~!~

  5. I will now have to give his books a shot. Thank you.

  6. I love Christopher Moore! His character Abby Normal had me rolling on the floor. I adore his quirky characters and his unusual sense of humor.


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