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Christopher Moore is zany. Wacky. I don’t really know a better word right now, but he’s good for when you need a break from heavier stories. But I can’t read him too often because I tend to like my fiction a bit more serious, I guess, and by that I mean not all about the laughs. I’m not expressing what I mean very well. Here…reading books like this is kind of like being in a room with an extrovert who has had too much caffeine (coming from someone who’s not and doesn’t). No, I’m still not getting at what I mean. I guess I just like characters who feel real to me. And his stories are just too out there to feel real.
HOWEVER. I did like this story. Now, I was starting to feel just some annoyance at one point with it, because I wasn’t able to bond with the characters. (A horny, 19 year old vampire and his girlfriend, so y’know…) BUT. Then he introduced the character of Abby Normal, the little goth girl who becomes their “minion” and she humanized the story for me (not to mention made it even more fun). Her teenager diary entries about serving her “Dark Lord” and his mistress are as hilarious as . . . looking for the right simile . . . watching Young Frankenstein? Yeah, that funny. She needs her own book! She stole the story. It wouldn’t have been very good without her. The kid is precious.