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Survival of the Fattest

(Fat Vampire #6)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  473 ratings  ·  41 reviews
The story of Reginald -- the world's slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire -- continues in this final installment of the FAT VAMPIRE series…

Forty years have passed since the end of the vampire/human war, and life is good. Vampires have taken over the planet and have settled in, making themselves comfortable in the infrastructure their predecessors built... making jus
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published October 19th 2013 by Johnny B Truant (first published October 13th 2013)
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J.G. Gatewood
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this series. The characters were fun, and I loved the nerdiness of Reginald. As for this title in particular, (view spoiler) All in all it was a lot of fun to ...more
May 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, uf-pnr, vampires
Forty years later, a bitter Reginald has given up on the Codex because it failed him at the first hurdle. Vampires have won and human blood farms are used to keep a captive blood supply. Reginald is rich thanks to his range of snack food for vampires tired of just taking blood. Claire is hiding in a vampire neighbourhood, pretending to be one of them to stay safe. Nikki is still in touch with a group of human rights activists.

But of course things can't stay quiet for long. Claire indicates that
eden Hudson
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think the Fat Vampire series might be the smartest vampire epic that exists. I didn't say "brilliant"—even though it totally is—because the word brilliant get thrown around a lot nowadays in a lot of different contexts. Survival of the Fattest, though, is really, really intelligent in its reasoning for how the human and vampire populations need one another and super-imaginative in the ways both species have evolved since Book 5. Book 6 is the perfect last piece of the puzzle, an awesome ending ...more
Brad Theado
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
good series, but glad its over.
Bonnie Dale Keck
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The Era of Nighttime Has Begun. Forty years have passed since the end of the vampire/human war. Vampires have taken over the planet and have settled in, making themselves comfortable in the infrastructure their predecessors built, with just a few adjustments to ensure a permanent night. Humans still exist, tightly controlled, because the alpha species needs to eat. But even after four decades of peace, Reginald can't shake his conviction that the war never really ended — that the
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book six

We have reached the end of the series. My overall impression is still that the six books need to be combined into no more than three books. When I bought Fat Vampire i was expecting something light and funny. That isn't what I got.
A grossly overweight guy gets turned into a vampire, befriends a girl that is half succubus, has a woman fall in love with him because he plays the piano, tries to stop a war and fails, tries to stop a second war that would lead to extinction and succeeds.
Natalie panda eyes
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
The only way it could’ve ended.

R.I.P Maurice. Vampires won the war. Forty years later and the humans have sharpened themselves and are ready to take back the planet. It’s laughable how stupid the vampires are. Poor Reggie has to suffer through negotiations neither side is willing to listen. Ended nicely and overall was a great series, just a little too over political for me. Walter was genius and Reggie finally stepped up.
Jennifer Whitlock
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good end to this series. All the questions I had about how they were going to survive have been answered. I like that it started 40 years later and went over what happened to the humans. I wish it was a bit different but if it was then Regionald and Clarie's parts wouldn't have panned out as good.
Kathleen Ford
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent series!

This series was far more engaging than many in this genre. Reginald is a badass in a purely intellectual way. There are never enough genius heroes these days. These books have sex, violence, humor, and thoughtfulness woven all through them.
Alexander Lemeshko
Sep 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Not worth it

Lots of loose end, logical leaps, long dialogues, and disappointing explanations. It can be predicted from book 3 that author will go for epic conflict and fail due to lack of skill and format limitations. May work as anime series but not in book form
Dick SantaCruz
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Series

Hits the mark on all the key elements.
Great character development, lots of action, great story line, a new twists on the vampire human struggle.
Hard to put down. But the series.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series

This is the first time I have enjoyed a vampire series EVER. The characters were superb and delightful, as well as funny. You grew to hate some and love others while always enjoying every word written. Down with the sparkly, sexy vampire, VIVA THE FAT VAMPIRE!
Karen Vincent
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Started reading this because the title was funny!

I'm so glad I was able to read all 6 consecutively. I always wanted to know what was coming next. And the books always surprised me. I've already downloaded more of this authors books.
James Tullier
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A lot of fun!

Fat vampire series was full of unconventional vampire lore, which made it all the more entertaining. I was "compelled" to buy each book in turn. I highly recommend the entire series and recommend that it published as a box set.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun read.

I really enjoyed this series and was sad to see it end. I recommend that people read this book series.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This in the only vampire series I have ever finished.
Christopher Allen-Poole
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A satisfying ending

This series is far from literature, but I didn't want to put it down. I was definitely amused, but I am not disappointed that it is easier.
Andy Jimmy Rose
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great ending to a good series, number two was a bit naff after a good start but 3,4 and 5 were good followed by the finale which I proper enjoyed.
Paranormal Books R Us
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fat Vampire 6 Review

Interesting ending. I didn't expect the twist of how it all played out. And if course is was as crazy as all the other books in the series. I enjoyed it.
Jim Kratzok
A sort of happy ending

I suppose this was as good a way to end a series as any. Neither vampire nor human populations will ever be the same but that was the whole idea behind the angels getting involved. Shake things up and see what happens.
Blaine Moore
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Blaine by: Johnny B. Truant
A satisfying if relatively predictable end to the series, it was a lot of fun seeing exactly how it was going to play out even though the final outcome was pretty obvious in the previous book. You could definitely feel how frustrated Reginald must have been to continually have the meetings with the humans go wrong over and over and over again. I do wish that Claire had had a bigger role; I didn't particularly like the "grown-up" Claire and she wasn't fleshed out overly well for having grown up b ...more
Nihar Patel
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
The humor drops off a lot in the second half of this six part series. I found the big mystery at the end a bit boring, but I did like the journey getting there. I think if the books had focused more on humor it would have been better, because the story couldn't carry the series for six parts. It is not easy to write funny, but you can go for low hanging fruit and just provide simple entertainment.

I do like the book as something to deconstruct from a storytelling perspective. I listen to the auth
Amy Gregory
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
All's well that ends well

I really enjoyed reading this series. It was a nice break from the cliche supernatural fictions. This book was another page turner. Reginald and the gang are still trying to end the war between humans and vampires. The series of events that started in the very first book played a HUGE role in how the story ends. I am sad to see this series end but I must say I enjoyed the ride. So if you like books on supernatural beings then I suggest you read this series.
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
The rest of the books following the first were just as well written, but the plot and characters were much more filled out. I started reading this series as a joke, the first book was free and looked funny, so I thought what the heck? I'm so glad I did. I really enjoyed the twists and turns along the way while trying to figure out the underlying mystery. The only I wished was included was a peek into the underground human society, but since the story is told by a fat vampire I guess we can't all ...more
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The final book (awwww..) as the author says at the end "don't you hate it when you reach the end of a series). I have loved Fat Reggie and all of his mates.. and Just Look at Claire !! Woohoo..

The end was great! I sort of expected some of it.. But then it blew me away!! Hooray!!

Thanks for your great work, Johnny :)
Steve Sargol
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it

this series kept me interested the entire time. as a not so avid reader, this is really saying something! The characters were well thought out and the story moved along at a great place for me.
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pretty good ending to the series. It had me wanting to read faster to get to the end and slow down to enjoy these lay bits of it. I can't remember the last time I read a book with such a warm ending. very satisfied with this series and ending!
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I read a book, I always visualize what actors I would choose if the book was made into a movie. I can really see Jonah Hill playing Reginald and Krysten Ritter playing Nikki. Good ending to the series. I really enjoyed the read.
Emily  Kakolewski
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good series

Easy to read, but very interesting in a big way. It's funny, I read somewhere that the reason stories end where they do is because happiness is boring...I like it was outside of the box and provoked thought.
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This last book in the series made up for the 2nd and 3rd book being a bit lame. I'm glad I stuck to it when I was considering quiting.
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Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who, like the Ramones, was long denied induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite having a large cult following. He makes his online home at and is the author of the Unicorn Western series, the Fat Vampire series, The Bialy Pimps, and a handful of other properties and growing every week.

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