Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Bloodsucking Fiends Bite
All in all, I thought this was really enjoyable. I loved Jody, and I loved the shenanigans, and even though I wanted to hurt Tommy at times (see note below), I liked him for generally being the one to cause the shenanigans.
I think Moore is really good at creating memorable characters and borderline caricatures that don't really irritate, or are lovable even when they are irritating. I loved the Emperor and his Men, and the Wongs and their wooing of Tommy. Good stuff. I'm curious to see where he goes with the sequels, and I will eventually read them. As for the romancey, sexy stuff: it was quirky and funny, and a good shake-up, I think. I read an excerpt of the scene just after Jody and Tommy's first sexual encounter as my teaser for the book. Funny stuff.
A note on Tommy (or, Jody, what the hell is wrong with you?): Really, Jody? Really? Okay, I get that you are completely co-dependent, but you couldn't have picked someone who, I don't know, doesn't try to drown you, then freeze you, then BRONZE you? And all of this is fine? There's never much anger or even consequences for being an utter dumbass. And though yes, he's funny, and yes, he easily accepted your "condition" and is willing to be your minion or sorts, some day he's going to get you killed. For real.
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