Book Review: You Suck, A Love Story, by Christopher Moore, Though Funny, Isn’t His Best

As it happens, that review would be based on a previous review of a book by Moore which I thought was incredible, and titled, Lamb or The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Best Friend. That book was truly sensational and written as a new gospel of Jesus’ life from the perspective of his childhood best friend who was there for those thirty or so years during which Jesus otherwise disappears. That book is fascinating, funny, well-researched and simply a great read.

You Suck, though amusing, was not the best. It took place in San Francisco and provided numerous scenes with rather detailed setting locations so that if you’re familiar with the city (and as I live here, I am) then it’s very enjoyable.

So the story is about a guy who is turned into a vampire by his girlfriend of a few months who was only recently turned into a vampire by a man who had been undead for centuries. Yes, that’s right, it’s a story about love and vampires. As this couple learns how to be successful vampires, they must contend with the elder vampire, the old crew they used to roll with that hunts vampires, their new minion, and then all the people that inadvertently get turned into vampires as this debacle goes down.

It’s light, quick-moving, amusing, and enjoyable and if you’re looking for something to be mindless with and chuckle at at the same time – and especially if you have a penchant for all things vampire, but aren’t too hardcore and serious about it – then this could be the book for you. No matter your penchants I highly recommend Lamb and do think that Christopher Moore is a very good and creative author.

Have you read any of his books? What did you think?

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2 Responses

  1. I thought this review was a bit silly. It started off talking about how the book was pretty mediocre and then launched into a rave review of its depiction of San Francisco locations, its creative but not overwhelming use of vampires, and its “very good and creative” author. All in all, I would say this was a fabulous review, and highly recommend it for anyone interested in (a) reading or (b) a review of existing Christopher Moore books.

    P.S. If you have the ability to write a review of books that do NOT yet exist by Christopher Moore, I would venture to guess that that would be even MORE engaging. No pun intended.

  2. I don’t think the title of this review was a very good overall portrayal of the review itself. It does indeed start out talking about how the book is a decent read and whatnot, and then it turns to praising the author and the descriptions of the different settings in the book. I have read many of Christopher Moore’s books, and have enjoyed them thoroughly, and though You Suck is not his BEST work, it is very well written.
    The review as a whole was flip floppy as it seems the reviewer didn’t have a solid opinion of their feelings towards this book.
    I would personally recommend You Suck to anyone who has previously read and enjoyed any other work by Christopher Moore, as the book is another funny take on love and vampires. Even ‘the Chronicles of Abby Normal’ alone, are enough reason to read this book.

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