normally, i like to read a variety of non-fiction and fiction. but lately i’ve been reading so much non-fiction, i decided to make this trip to new zealand a fiction-fest. as i type this, i’m in my third book. and the three i’ve read so far are all wonderfully different from each other.
first, i read christopher moore’s newest, you suck: a love story. it’s a comedic vampire love story. yeah. that’s what i said. if you’re not familiar with chris moore’s work, you absolutely must rush right out to your local bookstore, or click right over to amazon, and buy lamb: the gospel according to biff, christ’s childhood pal. i’d put it in my top 10 favorite all-time reads. since reading that book, i’ve become a bit of a chris moore junkie. he’s really one of the only authors for whom i’ll buy every book he releases and read it within a couple months of release. i’m still working on reading all the older chris moore books (i think i’ve read 5 or 6 so far, and have as many still to read).
now, this new book is classic chris moore. it’s drop-dead funny (ok, pun intended, i guess), hip, irreverant, goofy. the character development is wonderful and surprising. i do think it’s odd that the last two of moore’s books have involved the dead or undead, and are set in san francisco. in fact, there are a handful of minor characters who are in both books. it’s a bit of an insider’s prize, like gamers who discover easter eggs in games, or lost fans who find single-frame clues. in fact, they’re not really clues as much as feel-good morsels for insiders.
anyhow. you suck isn’t for the faint of heart or prudish. there’s language and, well, “adult situations”. but moore sure is entertaining to read.