Christopher Moore’s Blood Sucking Fiends

Just before I left for SANSFire 2008, I decided to down one more of Christopher Moore’s hilarious books, Blood Sucking Fiends. This one, written in 1997, takes place in San Francisco, and centers around Tom, a small-town boy who moves to the city to become a writer, and Jody, who becomes a vampire early in the book and has to cope with her new “life” as an undead.

This book made me laugh, a lot. Moore manages to quickly give you enough background information on the characters that you can get to know them, without losing your interest in the main plot, and every chapter is entertaining. I really liked Moore’s take on the master vampire and his sanctum, which was an interesting spin on Dracula’s ghost ship.

Two thumbs up for Blood Sucking Fiends.

Christopher Moore’s “Practical Demonkeeping”

I just read Christopher Moore’s book, “Practical Demonkeeping.” It was a great little read. Think “Stephen King or Neil Gaiman with some of the seriousness replaced with humor” and that’s what you get. I believe this was Moore’s first published work, released in 1992. It mixes old legends and mysticism with a great plot that, despite having many characters, is easy to follow without leading you by the nose. Highly recommended.