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You suck : a love story
Christopher Moore
Adult Fiction MOORE

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Moore's latest (after 2006's A Dirty Job) is a cheerfully perverse, gut-busting tale of young vampires in love. Nineteen-year-old Tommy is a bewildered hipster recently relocated to San Francisco from Incontinence, Ind. His sarcastic redhead (and bloodsucking) girlfriend, Jody, brings him into the fold of the undead ("I wanted us to be together," she says). Tommy, understandably, has mixed feelings; vampirism has its perks (you can turn to mist, live forever and the sex is awesome), but sunlight is death and blood hunger makes you do some pretty foul things. Also, the duo is hunted by Elijah, the ancient vampire who "turned" Jody and wants her back, and a band of Safeway stock boys/amateur vampire hunters known as the Animals (with whom pre-dark side Tommy once rolled). With the assistance of their devoted minion, goth girl Abby Normal, whose hilarious diary entries form part of the narrative, Tommy and Jody evade their pursuers, feeding at night and conking out at dawn, all the while learning how vampirism complicates love. Moore writes with the jittery energy of a brilliant, charming class clown, mixing sex and gore and a potty mouth with a goofy-sweet sensibility to deliver laughs on nearly every page. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Tommy loves Jody so much he'd die for her which he does, sort of, when she bites him. Jody, you see, is a vampire. Unfortunately, the older vampires don't like all this new blood entering the ranks. With a 17-city tour; one-day laydown. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Jody Stroud
Age: 20s
Fledgling vampire; dating Tommy.

C. Thomas "Tommy" Flood
Aspiring writer; nightclerk at Safeway; dating Jody; became a fledling vampire.
Grocery clerk

Born again; friends with Tommy; hopes to save Tommy from his new fledling vampire life.

Elijah Ben Sapir
Jody's mentor.

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