“I will slap the gloom off of you, rat shagger,” Jody said with a smile that was just a few degrees below being warm. -pg.280 You Suck, Christopher Moore
Over the past several days I read Christopher Moore’s A Love Story Trilogy. These are not the first books I have read by Moore and they certainly won’t be the last. I decided to read all three before doing a review and to review them as a series instead of individually because it felt right in this circumstance.
Christopher Moore is known for his comedic wit and wildly creative and somewhat over-the-top stories that are full of outlandish antics and lavish obscenities. I love his writing. It isn’t always a faced paced read but never-the-less, his characters are hilariously relatable and loveable and you can’t help but laugh out loud at the absurdity.
In the first installment, Bloodsucking Fiends, we are introduced to the Countess aka Jody Stroud, badass fledgling vampire in search of a minion to carry out daytime errands when she crosses paths with newly-arrived-in-town, aspiring writer, C. Thomas Flood. The book explores how she was made into a vampire, her blossoming vampiress abilities and the relationship between her and her new boy toy/minion, and their quest to survive Jody’s spooky 800-year-old vampire sire who seems to want them dead.
What I love about Moore’s writing is you never know what is going to happen. His stories are deliciously unpredictable. With each subsequent book, You Suck and Bite Me, Jody and C. Thomas Flood, with the help of their ragtag group of allies, confronts this new world of blood-drinking, vampire cats and rats, a blue hooker, and ancient vampires with high-tech yachts, the love story unfolds beautifully.
It is worth noting, as well, that some of my favorite characters in these books aren’t even the “main characters.” Moore has meticulously developed his supporting characters and in my humble opinion, none of the books would be quite the same or as good without them. Especially the Emperor and his men. I guess you will have to read the books to find out why! It is worth it!