Better than Twilight – which, lets face it, pretty much everything is

You know how I feel about vampires.

I’m all for this one:

And not so much for this one:

But there is a series of books about vampires that I did like, because it wasn’t about some weak girl having to be saved by a vampire all the time and blah blah blah. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Sookie Stackhouse series – though I prefer True Blood even more because HAVE YOU SEEN JASON STACKHOUSE?

About a year ago, a friend suggested I read this book called “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal.” It’s an – obviously fictional – account of Jesus’ childhood, teenage years and the other history we don’t see in the Bible, told from the point of view of his funny, rebellious, less-Christlike best friend, Biff. The writer, Christopher Moore, hooked me with that book and in the five other books of his I’ve read since, I’ve liked more of them than I’ve hated – three in particular. And guess what they’re about? Vampires.

The trilogy – “Bloodsucking Fiends,” “You Suck, A Love Story” and “Bite Me” chronicle a young couple turned into vampires and the problems that come with it. All three of them – especially “You Suck” kept me up reading way past my bedtime in an effort to finish them as soon as possible, they were that good.

They – and “Lamb” – aren’t for everyone. But if you have any sort of sense of humor and like your vampires a little less dramatic and frowny and Kristen-Stewart-less, you should check ’em out.

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