Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fat White Vampire Blues

This book is by Andrew Fox.

Book Blurb:

Vampire, nosferatu, creature of the night - whatever you call him - Jules Duchon has lived (so to speak) in New Orleans far longer than there have been drunk coeds on Bourbon Street. Weighing in at a whopping four hundred and fifty pounds, swelled up on the sweet, rich blood of people who consume the fattiest diet in the world, Jules is thankful he can't see his reflection in a mirror. When he turns into a bat, he can't get his big ol' butt off the ground.

What's worse, after more than a century of being undead, he's watched his neighborhood truly go to hell - and now, a new vampire is looking to drive him out altogether. See, Jules had always been an equal opportunity kind of vampire. And while he would admit that the blood of a black woman is sweeter than the blood of a white man, Jules never drank more than his fair share of either.

Enter Malice X. Young, cocky, and black, Malice warns Jules that his days of feasting on sisters and brothers are over. He tells Jules he'd better confine himself to white victims - or else face the consequences. And then, just to prove he isn't kidding, Malice burns Jules's house to the ground.

With the help of Maureen, the morbidly obese, stripper-vampire who made him, and Doodlebug, an undead cross-dresser who (literally) flies in from the coast - Jules must find a way to contend with the hurdles that life throws at him ... without getting a stake through the heart. It's enough to give a man the blues.

I have been so looking forward to reading this book. I had it built up in my mind to be one of the best books I would ever read. And based on the above blurb - who could argue with that assumption?

Well it was not all that I had hoped. Honestly the book had funny moments - a lot of funny moments - but it was also offensive in some area's. Not quite PC.

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.



Cecile said...

Nice and truthful!!! I liked that... At first I was interested in it because of the setting... New Orleans... (I live around there)... but as I read... it did not seem like my cup of tea. I thank you for your honesty in the matter.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Michelle!

I haven't heard of this author or books before, but if you only give it a 2 out of 5, maybe it's a good thing! Thanks for sharing, I love a good review!

Dottie :)

Michelle G said...

Cecile and Dottie,

Thank you. I always give my honest opinion - but like anything, opinions differ. One of my friends on Myspace just raved about the book. LOL I guess that's what makes the world go round. :)

Thanks for stopping by ladies. Have a wonderful weekend. :)