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Bite Me

(A Love Story #3)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  26,473 ratings  ·  1,695 reviews
“Christopher Moore is a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word.”
—Carl Hiaasen

The undead rise again in Bite Me, the third book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore’s wonderfully twisted vampire saga. Joining his farcical gems Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck, Moore’s latest in continuing story of young, urban, nosferatu style love, is no Twilig
Hardcover, First Edition, 309 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by HarperCollins William Morrow (first published 2010)
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Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, hoopla, library, 2016
Kind of embarrassing . . . I needed an audiobook to read and found this on Hoopla. Since I have read other Christopher Moore, I figured I would give it a go. Part way through and loving it, I went to add it to "currently reading" on Goodreads and discovered it is book three of a series. I was wondering why the first 20 minutes of it or so seemed like a recap . . .

So, I might go back someday and read the first two, but this one seemed to do pretty good on its own. I enjoyed the characters and the
Abby could be one of my favorite characters in literature!

My first exposure to Christopher Moore was Lamb (his irreverent, but funny take on the life of Jesus) and this was my 2nd book by Moore which sealed the deal. It is about Vampires and it is the last in a 3 book series. Still, it was the first one I read. The setting is San Francisco. There are Vampires in the city and Christopher's zany cast of characters abound. I like the emperor with his dogs. They show up in several series.

Abby is a
Dan Schwent
Oct 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, moore
A monstrous horde of vampire cats stalks the streets of San Francisco and only Abby Normal can save the city... with the help of Tommy Flood, Jody, the Animals, Foo, Jared, Cavuto and Rivera. Will Abby fulfill her lifelong ambition of becoming a creature of the night?

Bite Me is a pretty damn funny book. The chapters written from Abby's point of view were hilarious and Tommy and Jody's relationship progressed to the next step. The supporting characters were also good and Foo Dog's experiments wit
I love the cover. And the insults (and pretty much all of the colorful language). And the irreverent, doesn't take itself seriously at all humor. I'll have to read more by Moore.
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Mar 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, humor, vampires
So vampire cats are threatening the city in Moore’s third novel in this series. But all the characters are so focused on the evil kitties that they miss a much more dangerous problem. It seems like the time-space continuum is collapsing in San Francisco. The first book, Bloodsucking Fiends, was written and took place in 1995 and supposedly only three months have elapsed since the events in it. Yet everyone is texting on cell phones, using wireless laptops, blogging, playing X-Box and saying slan ...more
Sep 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
The third book in Christopher Moore's Love Story trilogy is on par with the second, You Suck but not as good as the first, Bloodsucking Fiends. But let's explore the really cool parts of this novel...

1) Vampire Kitties. (awwww!)

2) The "ewwww!" factor: OK, so vampire kitties are cute but as my father would say, "The problem with kittens is they grow up to be cats." One of the great things about the author is he can go from "awwww!" to "ewwww!" in the same paragraph. So you may think vampire kitti
Lyric Powers
Mar 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
While I absolutely love Abby Normal, and was very excited to have another tale narrated almost entirely by her, this did not quite live up to the standard set by 'You Suck'.

Was it funny as fuck? Of course. All Christopher Moore novels are. Did it feature a lot of well loved familiar faces? Certainly. Could it slap the crap out of 'Twilight' and leave it crying like the little bitch that it is, on the playground after school? You bet my sweet shapely behind it could.

But, something about this just
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Jackie says:

Forget Stephanie Meyer, THESE are the vampires you want to hang out with because they will make you laugh constantly. This is a fang-filled, free-for-all festival of sex, vampire cats, fringe science and teenage minion angst. It picks up where "You Suck" left off without missing a beat and it is of course full of Moore's stylistic raunchy humor that has made him a superstar to the slightly twisted reader like myself. FANGtastic read with a surprise ending--don't miss it!
Elizabeth Drake
May 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires
As the third book in this series, Bite Me, simply does not live up to the standards set by its predecessors. A considerable chunk of the character's time is spent trying to find one another, Jody trying to find Tommy, Tommy trying to find Jody, Abby trying to find either or both of them. This does little to enhance the plot and seems to be used more as a device to show the passage of time. When they finally did find one another, the characters were flat and boring. I missed the banter that left ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Fitting
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Steam
Thumbs Up: 3
Overall: Disappointed with the ending
Characters: Well written
Plot: Save the city at all cost
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Series Ender
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Tommy

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I’ve enjoyed this series and for the most part I enjoyed this installment. I wasn’t pleased with the beginning or end. But the middle had me laughing at that was what I was looking for. The silliness continued, so much for that
Nov 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those looking for a vampire comedy that's witty, raunchy, and irreverent
Shelves: signed-by-author
I heart Abby Normal (which of course is not her real name but the one she gave herself after watching "Young Frankenstein") However, she is the most bad-ass teenager that has ever been turned into a Nossssss-fratu as well as the most comical of them all. Why do I like her so much, well let me give you a glimpse into her crazy goth, emo, punk rock head:

I came leaping out into the living area, my claws ready to rend flesh and kick ass.
And I was all, "Rawr!"
And who do I see there but the vampyre Fl
Apr 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: american
Okay let's be really honest here. Why the fuck do I read Christopher Moore? They are reasonably mediocre. I mean they aren't bad, but they certainly aren't very good either. Basically as I said to someone when I began this book. Moore is the stupid version of Tom Robbins. My problem here is not even that I eventually read him, I mean I periodically read a kathy reichs book or a terry pratchett, but that a new book comes out and I literally jump on it. I stopped reading palahniuk when he stopped ...more
Mar 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
I picked this up (not realizing that it was book #3 in a series) because I have always liked Moore's wicked use of ironic humor. Still it took me a while to get into the text. He does a rapid fire synopsis of "all that went before" in the voice of one protagonist, a teenage girl who does a cross between valley-girl speak ("kayso I was all like...") and chat speak (Tnx L8rz bi) that was hard to read. I think the biggest obstacle to smooth flow of the storyline was that Moore switches voices const ...more
Aug 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
I tried really hard to like this book, because pretty much all the reviews for it rave about how good and funny it is...but I couldn't even finish it. Not even half of it, honestly, and that's not something that ever happens to me with books; I always try to finish them to see if they get better near the end. I just couldn't with this; I couldn't stand it. This book was not good at all. I absolutely hated the writing style; it made me want to claw my own eyes out, and I found myself so annoyed a ...more
K.D. McQuain
Feb 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, vampire
OK, I started the series on book three. Luckily it works as a stand alone. At first I found the language really anoying and was close to abandoning it. But it was funny and snarky so I stuck with it and was happy that I did. I was a bit confused by the changes in perspective, it jumps between a third person narrative and a first person blog, but once you get used to it it works alright. I'm now starting book two, I figured I'd read the series in reverse. ...more
Tami Hough
Sep 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
So... or should I say "'kayso" I didn't actually finish reading this book and I don't intend to. Usually I like a good fun vampire book, but this one was just not good or fun. ...more
Kara Babcock
Previously, on Ben’s reviews…

… the characterization of the two protagonists is much improved. The other characters? Not so much….

Fridging women is not OK. Joking about fridging dead whores is also not OK.

Yes, this entire book is a sitcom about moving to the apartment down the block.

And now, the conclusion…

Well, I did it. I read Bite Me, because I am a sucker (gaaaaaah, vampire puns again) for punishment. And also I like my trilogies like I like my modifiers: undangling.

So, we pick up with Thomas
Apr 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Where do I start? I have not laughed so hard since I read the first book in the series, Bloodsucking Fiends. I hadn't even realized that Bite Me was part of a trilogy and that this was the third book in the series. It really didn't matter that I read the books out of order.

What makes this book special is the attention to all of the zany, eccentric, and absolutely crazy characters. You have humans, and all sorts of vampires -- vampire cats, rats, and parrots. The humans in Bite Me include a homel
Forget Stephanie Meyer, THESE are the vampires you want to hang out with because they will make you laugh constantly. This is a fang-filled, free-for-all festival of sex, vampire cats, fringe science and teenage minion angst. It picks up where "You Suck" left off without missing a beat and it is of course full of Moore's stylistic raunchy humor that has made him a superstar to the slightly twisted reader like myself. FANGtastic read with a surprise ending--don't miss it! ...more
Edwina Callan
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-book, 2018
This book is rip-roarin' hilarious!
A *must read* for fans of Christopher Moore.
David Katzman
Jul 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
For Halloween this year, I went as a bad standup-comedian vampire. I wrote some jokes that followed typical standup subject matter but entirely without punch lines. My style was Steven Wright minus the payoff. I dressed as a vampire, wore realistic fangs, too, and performed the routine at two parties with a plant in the audience each time directed to shout, after four jokes, “You suck!!!”

I killed.

Hahahah. Well, I kill me, anyway.

So a while back a friend loaned me the novel, You Suck because
May 21, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
When we last saw Jody and Tommy, the star crossed vampire lovers of author Christopher Moore, they'd just defeated a vampire queen and had been encased in bronze after being told to leave the city. They'd also transformed their cat Chet into a vampire.

"Bite Me" picks up where the last installment left off, though Moore seems to have forgotten that while he and the world have aged, the story should still be set in less modern times when various characters don't have things like X-Boxes. (It's a m
Oct 28, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
I meant to write a review for this at the time of finishing but it skipped my mind so I hope I can remember enough to explain my feelings.

I guess that is a good introduction to my thoughts on this book. I barely remember it and it's only been a week. I love Cristopher Moore. I am grateful for his books, for his style and characters and darkly sarcastic humor. This book seems to conclude Moore's vampire trilogy, a series that started out so much better than it finished.

The main narrator of this
Nov 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: american-lit, fantasy
Did I just stop finding Christopher Moore funny, or did he actually stop being funny? I still really like Bloodsucking Fiends, the first book in this now-a-trilogy about vampires and the people who love them, but its follow-up, You Suck, um, sucked. (You set yourself up there, Christopher.) Bite Me is better than its predecessor, but not by much: there are fewer blue hookers (good), but there's a ridiculous family of ancient vampire assassins who can't seem to manage to assassinate anybody, and ...more
Feb 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-2010
Classic Christopher Moore,For those of you that have not had the pleasure, Classic Christopher Moore = Laugh out loud funny/campy/and at times (more othen then most red-blooded men will admit)very touching. If you can find fault in this book or any one (Even Fluke)of his books you really need to lighten up, life is short so, Laugh Damn It Laugh. All Jokes aside this is one of his best I hated the ending and still think it is a great read. Way to go Christopher... you knocked another one out of t ...more
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm kind of sad to close this series, so many great characters ending. The cool part was this audiobook was narrated by Siri (Susan Bennett) and she totally rocked Abby Normal.
I will listen to this again some day when I need a laugh.
Feb 27, 2012 added it
I stopped reading Bite Me on page 38. Just wasn't feelin' it. ...more
Vampire cats?
Why yes, yes thank you!
Such a great book.
Another home run for Moore.
Jessica Haider
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, humor
Funny stuff! I definitely found this funnier than book 2 in the series.This book was a very satisfying ending to the trilogy.
I mean a pack of vampire cats wreaking havoc on San Francisco...what's not to love?!?

What to listen to while reading...
Vampire Girl by Valerie Richman
We Only Come out at Night by The Smashing Pumpkins
The Lovecats by The Cure
Vampires by Bat for Lashes
Dead Inside by Muse
Jun 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
I could not get into this all.

I found the dialogue by Abby Normal to be off-putting. "Kayso.." is not a word. It just isn't. The writing was clearly designed for hipsters and the authors continued attempts to sound like a less awesome Buffy episode got on my nerves.

I heard Christopher Moore was funny and that this book was the answer to the unmitigated trash that is Stephanie Meyer, which at the very least doesn't require a teenage speak translator. I feel like I missed some really gr
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Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction. He grew up in Mansfield, OH, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.

Moore's novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circums

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