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Bite Me

by Christopher Moore

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | March 23, 2010 | Hardcover

Bite Me is rated 4.5556 out of 5 by 9.
The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public.

Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup. ''Cept there''s no whining. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they''re vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue.

Abby wants to be a bloodsucking fiend, too, but right now she''s really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D.-candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there''s that vampire cat Chet, who''s getting bigger and smarter?and thirstier?by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non . . .

Before you can say "OMG! WTF?" Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, Abby''s gay Goth friend Jared, and SF''s finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. And that''s when the fun really begins.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 7.8 × 5.38 × 1.09 in

Published: March 23, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061779725

ISBN - 13: 9780061779725

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great end This is the third and I think final book in Christopher Moores vampire series and I thought it was great, I will say I found it a little slower than the first two but this was still great. The storyline had some great moments and I still think Abby is a really funny character and it came to a great conclusion, I don't want to spoil anything but I will say the ending actually made me a little sad of how things turned out but thats alright, I also have to give props to Moore because he is really funny and has a great writing style. Overall this was a great series again slow in some areas but I'm glad I picked them up. :0)
Date published: 2010-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be bitten either by love or vampires The first Christopher Moore Book I read was Bloodsucking Fiends. It is the first book in this Love Story trilogy and one of four set in and around San Francisco. I absolutely loved it. When I reached the end of book 2, You Suck, I literally wanted to throw it across the room - I hated the ending so much. This one completely redeems it beyond all expectations. The fourth book set in the Bay area is A Dirty Job, and though a great story, and deserving of a squeal, it overlaps with this trilogy with a number of characters, and places. All are worth reading. But I don't think this book should be read as a standalone. This story continues a few months after You Suck. Abby von Normal is still running around desiring to become a vampire with her boyfriend, Stephen Fooman. But all hell breaks loose in the bay area. Vampire Cats are eating all the street people and others. Their hoard is growing and appears unstoppable. Jodi and Tommy are freed from their bronze encasement, but Tommy has lost his mind while encased in bronze and is missing. To make matters worse, a dark ship arrives in the bay with three ancient vampires who have come to clean up the mess. Moore states on his website that he wanted to write horror books. But people kept laughing at what he wrote, so he decided to write humour. He does indeed write with a humour bent and a very skewed look at life, and in this book life through a number of different characters eyes. The book is written as a series of first person narratives. Each character telling their experience of the events, so the story jumps time to time from person or storyline. Yet it all remains a complete and fluid composite whole. When you finish reading you feel satiated, satisfied and like anyone who has eaten too much maybe a little sleepy. The book proceeds at a break neck pace, and you find yourself not wanting to put it down. Bite Me does a great job of tying up the story lines from both the first and second books in the series. This book is witty, whimsical and somewhat sublime. Moore's humour is not for all readers, but if you like Douglad Coupland, Chuck Palahniuk or Irvine Walsh you will enjoy this humorous presentation of the other side of the coin. Moore is an excellent writer and his 11 previous books have garnered him a huge and loyal following. Anyone I have introduced to his writings has fallen in love with them. I even have a friend who is currently re-reading all of Moore's works in chronological order to experience the growth in Moore as a writer. As such, Bite Me is definitely a pinnacle in Moore's canon of literature. It is full of characters you will love and jokes you might even laugh out loud at. (First published in Imprint 2010-05-07.)
Date published: 2010-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of his funniest for sure! Ok, just as a warning, you will be laughing out loud quite frequently when reading this book. This one has got to be my favourite of the three with these characters, and is definitely some of Moore's best work. If anyone is looking for a laugh, this is a must read!
Date published: 2010-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Finish to A Great Series I just finished reading this book. Christopher Moore's funny and irreverant take on relationships, teens, vamp-cats, and vamps in general is to die for. Just as funny as the other three this book finishes off Moore's vampire trilogy. I couldnt put it down. From Abby's tail, to Foo's experiments. Thsi book made me laugh out loud, it made me cry a little in the end, and was over all a delight. I have reccomended Moore's works to all friends who are looking for something funny and light hearted. I only wish there to be more as I hate to see some favorite characters stories come to an end and look forward to reading more. Following Abbys thought can be a little chaotic at times, but over all a very satisfying and great read.
Date published: 2010-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not his best, but still really funny. The novel opens pretty much in the immediate wake of You Suck. The book is mostly narrated by the unforgettable Abby Normal, the emergency back-up mistress of the greater Bay Area night. Abby provides a helpful recap of the first two novels. She and Foo Dog still inhabit the "love lair." Jody and Tommy are still encased in bronze. Chet, the huge shaved vampire cat is on the prowl. And all of our favorite San Franciscans are back: the Emperor, Bummer, and Lazarus; the Animals; cops Rivera and Cavuto; the folks from Asher's Secondhand Store; and others. The plot goes in fifty different directions so you have to pay attention as Moore keeps you guessing. Moore's writing is so enjoyable and easy to read that you can literally go through this book in two days max. I love Moore's stories and I would recommend this and all his other books. But before reading this story you should read Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck so you can fully enjoy the characters and the stories. If there were half leaves, I'd give it 41/2. I bought the book, so should you.
Date published: 2010-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bite Me is a good read Just finished this latest by Christopher Moore which is the sequel to You Suck: A Love Story. Not his greatest work but a very enjoyable weekend read. Continues from the previous book pretty well and ends but could have a sequel to the sequel, always leave loose ends for just that reason. If you have read Chris' other books you will enjoy this, if not read You suck before this. Highly recommend, Lamb, Fool or Fluke very amusing. GO FOR IT.
Date published: 2010-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insanely Hilarious Reason for Reading: Next in the series and I read every new book Moore publishes. Summary: The first sentence pretty much covers the plot: " The City of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge, shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public." Comments: Christopher Moore manages to bring back everybody (that isn't really dead) from the previous books, adding a new character, and inserting a couple of characters from previous books for extra measure. Abby, Foo Dog and Jared have much bigger parts this time around leaving some of my favourite characters from the previous books with much lesser page time. The Animals don't even go turkey bowling once! That said the story is hugely comical with plenty of typical Moore laugh out loud moments. I love all the characters in this series and really enjoyed the Emperor and the two cops having bigger roles in this book. As to Jody and Tommy, I won't say much but I will say the ending is surprising and I didn't like it very much as someone who really cares about these characters. One thing I love about Moore's books is that he manages to reward his constant readers by bringing in past characters for cameos and this time Lily the Goth girl from A Dirty Job shows up and there is a certain white Rastaman Kona who pilots a ship who has got to be Rastaman Kona from Fluke (especially with the "Bite Me" connection). I love his character! In all, a whole lot of insane hilarity with vampyre cats, an old samurai Japanese guy, and the usual main crowd of eccentric characters. A definite read for Moore fans. If you haven't read the other books in the series I suggest you start at the beginning with Bloodsucking Fiends for the most enjoyment.
Date published: 2010-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yikes! Vampire Cats I LOVE this book. It totally rocked my stripy socks! Abbey Normal is one of the funniest characters ever created. I love that she got to her own story! Although I thought this book was not as good as You Suck, i still really liked it. We finally get a conclusion to everybodys story. Great book!
Date published: 2010-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and fun!!! I love a good vampire book. I've read the twilight series, the sookie stackhuse series and the vampire diaries series and they are all good series but they all seem to be based on brooding vampire males which after years of watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I'm getting kind of tired of. Bite Me is the third and final book to the 'A Love Story' series by Christopher Moore. It starts off with Abby Normal and Foo Dog having a problem dealing with the evil vampire cat chet. Abby, minion to Jody and Tommy have encased them in bronze statues. Chet is growing an army of evil vampire cats and hunting down humans. As he does so he gets bigger and bigger and his personality is no longer that of just a cat. He obtains human characteristics through his vampirism and starts getting really really horny. I always loved reading Abby's diary inputs in You Suck but near the end of Bite Me I found them to be a little annoying. Jody is of course the best vampire female ever written in fiction(in my own opinion of course!). New characters are introduced and the old ones return such as the Emperor and his two loyal and faithful companions and of course the cops Cavuto and Rivera. Bite Me is everything I wanted it to be: laugh out loud funny, full of weird twisted adventures mixed in with a little bit of sadness but not in a brooding way.
Date published: 2010-03-28

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Bite Me

by Christopher Moore

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 7.8 × 5.38 × 1.09 in

Published: March 23, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061779725

ISBN - 13: 9780061779725

About the Book

While some young lovers are born to run, Jody and Tommy are born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they're vampires, in this newest hit from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "You Suck" and "Fool."

From the Publisher

The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public.

Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup. ''Cept there''s no whining. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they''re vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue.

Abby wants to be a bloodsucking fiend, too, but right now she''s really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D.-candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there''s that vampire cat Chet, who''s getting bigger and smarter?and thirstier?by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non . . .

Before you can say "OMG! WTF?" Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, Abby''s gay Goth friend Jared, and SF''s finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. And that''s when the fun really begins.

About the Author

Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me.He lives in San Francisco, California.

Editorial Reviews

“I can’t emphasize enough how funny BITE ME is.” (Bookreporter.com)
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