A Love Story, Book #2
By Christopher Moore
Review brought to you by OBS Staff member Heidi
You suck is the second installment of Christopher Moore’s A Love Story series, which is his take on a vampire love story. This series is its own animal; it can be crude and humorous and there is nothing like it that I’ve read. Think vampires meets Janet Evanovich meets a men’s locker room.
You Suck starts off with vampire, Jody, and her boyfriend, Tommy, fighting after he wakes up and discovers that she has turned him into a vampire. Now they are faced with the problem of who will run their daytime errands that Tommy can no longer run for them. Not to mention they had told the police they were leaving town and need to find a new place to live.
Tommy ends up finding them a minion in the young teenage goth chic, Abby, who wants to be turned into a vampire herself. She finds them an apartment down the street from their old one and everything is going great until Elijah, the vampire that turned Jody, is released from his bronze statue prison and is ready to get his revenge.
When I started reading this series, I didn’t think I would like it, but was pleasantly surprised by Moore’s unusual and funny writing style in the first book of the series, Bloodsucking Fiends. Unfortunately, You Suck did not live up to my expectations. I didn’t like how it kept going from what actually was happening when most of the characters were narrating to more of a journal entry when Abby was narrating. I found it very hard to switch between the two styles of narration and it made it hard for me to follow and stay interested in what was actually going on.
I found this book to have no real point and found myself rushing through it just to get it done, not really enjoying it at all.
There is one more installment to the series, Bite Me, and I haven’t decided if I’m going to read it or not. If I do, it won’t be any time in the near future.