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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Start - Sucky Ending, March 2, 2007
This review is from: You Suck: A Love Story (Hardcover)
Have you ever been reading a book and completely loved it, only to have the author make a boneheaded twist in the plot and you went from loving the book to hating it? Unfortunately, that is what happened with this book. This book started off so well - the first words in the book are: "You bitch, you killed me! You Suck!" This book is a sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends. Our hero is Tommy Flood, known by his pen name C. Thomas Flood.

In the previous book, he was in love with a vampire, a tall sultry red- head who woke up one day a vampire, and Tommy was in love with her and her protector. This book begins with Tommy waking up and he is now a vampire also. At first he thinks it is cool. But his conscience gets the best of him. He likes the power, and the greater abilities, but he does not like the taking of life, or even just taking blood.

This book also overlaps with Moore's A Dirty Job. The focus of this story is the changing life of Thomas Flood and his girlfriend Jody, and there is a second parallel story of Abby Normal, vampire wannabe, who is a servant of the vampire flood. She fetches coffee, finds new lairs and such.

It's hard to write a hate-it review, when what you hate is the ending of the book, without spoiling it for those who are reading it or will read it. But I can state with all sincerity, that of all of Moore's books, this is not more fun, it is not more entertaining and it is not more Moore. It was in fact far, far less.

Like most of Moore's books, this one is at times incredibly witty and always funny. But without spoiling the ending, the last chapter makes me hate this book. There are so many other ways he could have ended the book, yet he chose a cheap and easy way out. The end of this book is so poor that you regret having spent the time and effort reading it. What should have been a light fun romp through the nightlife of San Francisco, becomes a flop because of the ending.

(First Published in Imprint 2007-03-02 as 'Hate It' from the 'Love it/Hate it' book review column.)
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Initial post: Sep 2, 2009 11:40:00 PM PDT
I totally agree! I adored this book, especially Abby's insane rantings, but the ending made me furious. What a poor, choppy way to kill a book. I was so into it... and Moore just destroyed it. You are left looking at the last page, saying "...what?? really????"

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2009 10:30:22 AM PDT
Philip says:
Apparently Moore left it open because he's writing a sequel.
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