Another Monday Another Review…
Bite Me: A Love Story
By: Christopher Moore
I had a hard time writing this review. I also had a hard time reading ‘Bite Me: A Love Story’ it felt more like a chore than a pleasure. This is the third book in Christopher Moore’s vampire saga and the seconds best of the bunch. ‘Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story’, the first book, blew me away. It was dark, funny, laugh out loud writing with romantic twist. Then came ‘You Suck: A Love Story’… Maybe it was the twelve years in between sequels but You Suck which I’d happily anticipated wasn’t all that. It introduced the character Abby Normal. A character so obnoxious she alone quadrupled the time it took to read the second book just by being in the story and being so annoying.
Not only is Abby back in ‘Bite Me: A Love Story’ the books is FULL of Abby and she’s like, annoying… horribly annoying. Pages and pages of ‘net speak and Valley Girl style slang mixed with fake hip-hop/ghetto talk. It’s all like, horrible. Abby, it appears, is blogging her adventures. If I never see the word ‘Kayso in print again I’ll be a happy reader.
‘Kayso, the story here IS better than the story in You Suck. The characters (except for Abby) seem more rounded and fleshed out. The story moves well and the conclusion (you can almost see the question mark creepily fade in after ‘The End’ at the end of the book) was, for me, completely unexpected.
‘Kayso, sadly Abby and Abby alone drops this from a four (plus) star book to a three star rating (really three and a half.).
And I’m all, “Seriously, Chris, what were you thinking?”
Three (and a bit) Stars
Hawk (‘Kayso, bye!)