Bite Me: A Love Story
by Christopher Moore
Review by Gayle Surrette
William Morrow Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061779725
Date: 01 April 2010 List Price $23.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
One thing you know when you start a novel by Christopher Moore is that it is not going to be what you expect, even if you expect it to be mapcap, outrageous, silly, serious, and just darn good reading. Bite Me is the third of his vampire love stories featuring the same characters but even building on what went before there is no way to predict where you'll end up, or how you'll get there. From official release/information:
Product 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.
(Source: William Morrow)