Create New A trilogy written by Christopher Moore about vampires and romance Although they are described as love stories, romance actually plays a surprisingly small role in these books. Advertisement: The first book, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, is about year-old Jody, living in modern-day San Francisco with her shallow and weak-willed boyfriend. The last nail is driven into the coffin of her crumbling relationship when she wakes up under a city dumpster with a horrible burn on her hand and a huge wad of cash stuffed in her shirt.
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Create New A trilogy written by Christopher Moore about vampires and romance Although they are described as love stories, romance actually plays a surprisingly small role in these books. Advertisement: The first book, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, is about year-old Jody, living in modern-day San Francisco with her shallow and weak-willed boyfriend.
The last nail is driven into the coffin of her crumbling relationship when she wakes up under a city dumpster with a horrible burn on her hand and a huge wad of cash stuffed in her shirt. Unable to do anything during the day, Jody enlists the help of Tommy, a year-old who had just moved to San Francisco in hope of finding inspiration to help him kick-start his writing career. He works the night shift at a supermarket along with a crew of other young men aptly named "The Animals".
The two move in together and start up a relationship. Jody ends up turning Tommy into a vampire. This means that she has to find a new day person and she ends up recruiting the teenage goth girl, Abby Normal. The main character of this book is Abby from You Suck. Advertisement: These books provide examples of: And I Must Scream : In the books, the characters most often neutralize vampires by encasing them in bronze.
It just leaves them trapped inside unable to do anything until the bronze wears away and they can turn themselves into mist and escape. Aura Vision : Vampires see the auras or "heat signatures" around people and can tell how healthy someone is and when the terminally ill are on their last legs.
It all hinges on the vampire wanting to take her in, in the first place. Bittersweet Ending : The third book Bite Me ends with the vampire hordes destroyed, Abby and Tommy saved from their eventual deaths as third-generation vampires, and the three vampire lords dead Blood Lust : Surprisingly averted.
Citizenship Marriage : Tommy is being courted by five illegal Chinese immigrants for this very reason. Curb-Stomp Battle : Jody beats the everloving crap out of a gang that intended to rape her and shouts "Forty-fucking-Niners!
Cursed with Awesome : Subverted. Jody loves being a vampire because it means that she can enjoy eternal life and feel completely safe walking down dark streets at night.
Later it turns out that he actually did. Flaw Exploitation : By his very nature the old vampire is lonely and bored. Even the old vampire tends to feed off people who are near death Genre Blindness : Despite reading a bunch of vampire lore, neither Tommy nor Jody figure out that to make a new vampire, a human must be bitten and then fed vampire blood. Some versions have anyone killed by a vampire come back, at least one vampire story has anyone a vampire even drinks from come back after death and the longer they lived after the bite, the longer it takes , some versions require the vampire to sleep with the victim Genre Savvy : Tommy.
After he finds out that Jody is a newly-turned vampire unfamiliar with her powers, he gets a bunch of vampire books, studies them and uses trial and error to figure out specific vampire strengths, abilities and weaknesses. Good Thing You Can Heal : Due to the fact that vampires collapse wherever they happen to be and basically turn into corpses when the sun rises, being able to heal instantaneously is almost a necessity.
On top of that a good chunk of her hair gets sloughed off by the constant water pressure. Good Thing You Can Heal indeed. Quite possibly the hooker is one of the most immoral characters. Horror Hunger : Generally averted. How Do I Shot Web? Subverted by the fact that this reaction can be thwarted by adding blood to the substance in question. Jody is overjoyed when she finds out she can still drink coffee.
Jody hates the bastard who turned her into a vampire, but generally enjoys being one. Her biggest qualms appear to be a not being able to drink coffee and b having it dawn on her that, thanks to immortality, she will never ever get to lose those last five pounds. And in the first book, Tommy. I Love the Dead : The coroner. Jody coming back to life after being defrosted literally gives him a heart attack.
Immortality Begins at 20 : For Jody at least. Being fed on repeatedly from a vampire can even make you stronger. Her scream makes the air vibrate and shatters the glass of a nearby window. The Masquerade : A group of vampires actually comes for the old vampire of the first novel because his careless and destructive actions are threatening The Masquerade.
Tommy in particular seemed to be looking forward to being a lecherous old man with a smoking hot girlfriend.
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The books are based on the imaginative vampire world of Christopher involving the life of Jody and Thomas among others. Christopher Moore grew up reading and started writing at an early age making writing his career at age sixteen. His inspiration into authoring has been pushed by his father and other principal authors such as Tom Robbins and Ray Bradbury. She wakes up on the street with superhuman strength, an aching back, a badly burned arm, and a nonsferatuan thirst.