You Suck

You Suck

A Love Story

Book - 2007
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Tommy and Jody are two vampires in love who have to deal with a group of vampire hunters and the vampire who bit Jody in the first place.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2007
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060590291
0060590297
Branch Call Number: FIC Moore 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 328 p

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PearlyBaker
Oct 18, 2015

I actually finished my second book this week and didn't just quit reading another boring snoozer. Christopher M. Is hysterical, insightful and grasps the douche in both liberal and conservative alike. I love Abby Normal, the goth girl's diary and insight into middle upper class white naïveté and baseless, judgmental fear. She seems to have a firm grasp on the pseudo-intellectual, easy answered philosophy of the privileged class. I sometimes listen to these types and think to myself, "I would love to take you to see some of my clients near Hardesty and Van Brunt where white people fear to tread and prove to you that not only are we all the same but we're often less cultured than a lot of other people." We wrap ourselves up tight in the cloth of the NFL gods or NPR gods or NRA gods and forget that we are just one mistake away from living in a HUD housing project ourselves. Which sometimes actually looks like kind of nice to me with sweet little built in communities. It reminds me of friends I'd make in Mexico in my younger years and one in particular who took me to meet his parents when we first met. We broke bread and I was invited to a dance where I was the the only white boy out there shaking my bones. For the most part the only people I introduce to my parents are the ones I'm going marry. I love Christopher Moore and I don't think I'm even reading his best work yet. He makes me think and laugh and remember and if he could only make me cry he could quite possibly become one of my favorites.

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Aug 31, 2014

My hypothesis is that Moore is not altogether confident of his comedic skills, so he sets out to shock in order to get our attention. Witness the character Tommy, who manhandles his (unconscious, vampire) girlfriend into a cheerleader outfit, then has sex with her inert body. Apparently Moore's readers are expected to find this hilarious and to accept his premise that Tommy is actually a pretty good guy. There is a lot about this novel that is funny and even poignant; the Emperor of San Francisco and his courtiers, recurring characters in Moore's books, are armed only with justice and the desire to do good, but make fine stand-ins for a trio of super-ethical comic superheroes. Moore is also effective at providing a voice for Abby Normal, underfed Goth girl/wanna-be vampire. He has left no IM cliché or internet meme unmolested in his attempt to provide her with authentically snarky adolescent dialogue. However, Moore's humour is frequently undercut by what looks to me an awful lot like thinly disguised woman hatred and racial stereotyping.

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dtaylz
Sep 04, 2013

To make much sense and really be any fun, this vampire trilogy HAS to be read in order: (1) Bloodsucking Fiends (2) You Suck (3) Bite Me; with A Dirty Job as an interval between (2) & (3).

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pinky0203
May 18, 2012

I read this book in a day and a half and it only took that long because I had to sleep!! Honestly the book has some really really funny parts that will have you laughing out loud. I was out in public and people were looking at me as I was breaking up!!! This is a great sequel to Blood Sucking Fiends and I would recommend this book to anyone.

FangFiction May 07, 2011

Part 2 of Moore's Vampire Trilogy, this book is preceded by "Blood Sucking Fiends" and followed by "Bite Me." The highlight of this story is Jody and Tommy's new minion, goth-girl Abby Normal, whose diary entries are some of the funniest parts of the book. All of the quirky characters are back, including the hilarious pair of detectives who are trying to keep the rest of the police department from finding out about the vampires.

Funniest Parts: Jody and Tommy's adventures with Chet, the 35-pound cat; the licentious escapades of Blue and the Animals; Tommy's to-do lists; Tommy and Abby's initial meeting at Walgreens; and The Chronicles of Abby Normal (interspersed throughout the book).

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trombone17
Apr 08, 2011

Hilarious book. I just loved Abby Normal.!(:

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vitareader
Sep 28, 2010

I didn't think anything could be funnier than Blood Sucking Fiends. This is. It iso unusual to see a sequel that is as good as the first and this is better. Humour is hard, but Morre has done it.

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ck9aTony
Nov 11, 2009

Light hearted. Fun. Whimsical. Gotta love Abby Normal.

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darren_hagel
Sep 26, 2009

Not as laugh out loud funny as "A Dirty Job", but still a good read. Abby Normal's dialogue was the bright spot in this one.

SqueeGirl May 29, 2009

In Christopher Moore’s hilarious sequel to “Bloodsucking Fiends” all the usual lunatics are back. Newly created vampire Thomas C. Flood and his vampire girlfriend Jody are still in love but now have to face some new obstacles in their relationship. Jody has to teach Tommy about his new powers and they both have to evade several earnest vampire hunters. At least they have their very own minion, sixteen year old Abby Normal who does their errands during the daylight hours. Christopher Moore is at his best in this delightfully funny story of how being dead can really suck.

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cmills10
Aug 22, 2011

Violence: Biting, blood, attacking, burning flesh

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cmills10
Aug 22, 2011

Sexual Content: Sexual intercourse

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cmills10
Aug 22, 2011

Coarse Language: Common swear words

rad140 Oct 10, 2007

Coarse Language: F-word, various obsecenities.

rad140 Oct 10, 2007

Sexual Content: Sexual References, Sex, etc.

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