Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Vampire book :Adam Rex's 'Fat Vampire'

While I'd call myself a vampire fan, I'm not obsessed with bloodsuckers the way some folks are.
However, a new vampire-themed young adult book devoured my attention so completely that I almost missed my stop on the subway last week. Adam Rex's Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story is funny, dark, surprising and jam-packed with unexpected pop-culture references. (You won't find shout-outs to Dame Darcy's Meat Cake and Rocky Horror in the Twilight series.)
And yes, it's about a chubby vampire -- specifically, a poor dude named Doug who is doomed to spend his life as an awkward 15-year-old. His human best friend Jay is the only person who can help him deal with major crises, like when he turns into a bat.

Read on