|Plot Summary of Fat White Vampire Blues|
Jules Duchon, native New Orleans vampire—a 450-lb, working class, underachiever—is a rather oafish, free-range type of vampire—one who hunts for victims on the street, rather than one who operates some sort of racket to receive blood. (Other vampires in the book have devised ingenious ways to receive easy, regular blood donations without hunting and killing victims.) Jules has been in a slump over the past decade, but he does not seem to mind his existence, stagnant as it is. Then comes “Malice X,” a truly evil, sharp-dressing, black vampire, who threatens Jules to stop preying on black victims, or else…. Jules' journey to claim his territory forces him to confront his (also morbidly obese) ex-girlfriend, Maureen, who seemingly detests him for his obesity and his lack of suavity; and his old vampiric side-kick, Duddlebug, estranged by Jules since becoming a cross-dresser.
This synopsis report prepared by Dara
Ballantine, Jul 2003, 13.95, 352 pp.
Because of his nightly eating habits, Jules Duchon is very obese, weighing well over four hundred pounds. He knows he must cut out the fat rich blooded blacks that he enjoys because Jules concludes that over eight decades of this delicacy has led to his being one way overweight vampire needing to be on a strict low fat blood diet.
However, Jules has a new problem to face besides his weight problem as a black vampire has threatened him if he does not change diets to all white meat. Frightened Jules turns to the vampire that converted him, Maureen, also overweight, for help, as he cannot resist the call of fat laden blood.
FAT WHITE VAMPIRE BLUES is an amusing supernatural tale that pokes fun at the diet industry, race relations, and taking a bite out of the nosferatu legend. The story line never quite takes itself seriously even when it appears Jules might receive a stake through the heart yet still provides a strong message. However, the rich blood jokes do turn a bit stale after awhile, but readers who enjoyed Love at First Bite will want to read this humorous tale.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Fat White Vampire Blues|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 35%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 35%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vampires taking a quick bite
- blue collar worker
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- can change shapes
- mind control
- super strength
- can fly
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- weird alien sex
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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