Fat White Vampire Blues Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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The review of this Book prepared by Dara

Ballantine, Jul 2003, 13.95, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0345463331

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.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

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 Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Parody    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   mind control    -   super strength    -   can fly


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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?    -   Yes 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

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