Title: Bite Me
Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: HarperCollins 2010
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Vampires; Local Library
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 mangahaired 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. 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 they're imprisoned in a bronze statue. Their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, wants to be a bloodsucking fiend, too, but right now she's really busy with other stuff like Chet, who's getting bigger and smarter—and thirstier—by the minute.
Before you can say "OMG! WTF?" Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby and the entire crew to hunt big cat and save the city. And that's when the fun really begins.
Another fun vampire story from Moore. This time told mainly from the perspective of Abby Normal (minion to Jody and Tommy in You Suck) and involved the threat of vampire cats (yes, you read that right, vampire cats). Interesting twist to the traditional vampire stories. Vampire cats roam the streets of San Francisco eating the homeless population and generally creating a scary threat. I am no fan of cats myself and can see the general horror if the population of feral cats were turned into vampire kitties. I would be screaming my way out of town in a hurry. Even with the creep out factor, the book was hilarious. I thoroghly enjoyed the romp.
The only downside: the voice of Abby Normal got very annoying after a while. I felt like I was back to reading back student papers with all the text language and "kayso"s thrown in. It was a cute gimmick in You Suck, but after awhile I longed for an adult (or even semi adult) voice to take over. Thankfully Abby's wasn't the only voice. Moore did allow some of the other characters to narrate chapaters and sections of chapters. For this slight annoyance, I had to knock off a point. I just didn't devour this book like I did the other two. But still, a great read!