Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen-turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful undead redhead walks through the door...and proceeds to rock Tommy's life -- and afterlife -- in ways he never thought possible.
Reading Group Guide
Part love story, part vampire tale, and part murder mystery, Bloodsucking Fiends tells the story of an unlikely vampire, Jody, who, just discovering her various powers decides that she needs someone to carry on her various day-to-day, can’t-be-out-during-the-daylight tasks, and enlists C. Thomas Flood, more affectionately known as Tommy to help her out. Little do they know that the spark of love will hit them; so in addition to all of the joys and pratfalls of a new relationship, Jody must contend with the pratfalls of being the newly undead, and as if that weren’t enough, there’s another vampire on the loose who happens to be killing people left and right and arranging things so that Jody and Tommy look like the culprits. It is obviously not easy being a modern day vampire.
Questions for Discussion:
- Everyone has been exposed to Vampire Lore, either through books, movies, or television. How does Jody’s transformation into a vampire differ from how you always thought a vampire was created? In what ways was it similar?
- Jody and Tommy’s relationship moves at a rather alarming pace, and within a week of meeting each other, they are in love. Is love at first sight possible? Or in their case, at first bite? Why do they connect so instantly?
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