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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore: Book Review

Bite Me: A Love Story #3
by Christopher Moore
William Morrow (HarperCollins)
ISBN: 978-0-06-177972-5
Published March 8, 2011
Buy from Indigo

Description: The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater 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® 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.

Before I get to the review, I just want to let you know I had no idea that this was a 3rd book in a series.  I am going to review it now and than again when I read the 1st and 2nd book.  I really think for this one I seriously needed to read the 1st two  books

The Good Stuff
  • The dialogue is so hilarious and outrageous, you won't be able to stop yourself from laughing out loud
  • Vampire Cat -- enough said. I'm thinking Mr Moore is a dog lover
  • Loved the names of the characters
  • Very unusual story
  • Can I say once again the dialogue is frickin awesome, sort of reminds me of an episode of my beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Not so Good Stuff
  • I think this might have gotten a higher rating if I had read the other books in the series first
  • The passages written by Abby Normal are difficult to read from a 40 yr old women's perspective, it was like she was speaking some foreign tongue
  • Honestly, I think this one would appeal to be more in an audio-book format
  • Storyline jumps around a lot and their are way too many POV's
  • I really wanted to like this one more, but I kept putting it down because I was irritated and confused -- however, the dialogue at times kept me wanting to finish it (That and I am way too stubborn to give a book a DNF)
Favorite Quotes/Passages

"Sometimes it's best to turn the tables and start asking questions when your argument sucks ass."

"Resistance is futile," said Clint in a robot voice.
"I thought you were Christian," said Cavuto.
"What, I can't love Jesus and Star Trek?"

"I should have been born in Wuthering Heights times. Although if I was Cathy, I would have hunted down that Heathcliff guy and beat him with a riding crop like a sado-hooker with his Black Card on file. Just sayin'."

What I Learned
  • Must read the whole synopsis before agreeing to review a book  - than I might have noticed it was part of a series
Who should/shouldn't read
  • This will be more appreciated by the younger set (and I mean those over 19 but younger than me)
  • Fans of quirky novels will enjoy
  • Will be interested in what Natasha thinks of it
  • Not for the prudish btw
3 Dewey's (Will review again after I have read the first 2 books)

I received this from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review (Sorry guys will get my hands on a copy of the 1st 2 books in the series so I can give a more indepth review)

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