06 July 2016

     A quote from Christoper Moore's Bite Me, "working out is narcissistic bullshit".  I do like that thought, not that I haven't ever worked out; that is, if you include jogging as working out.  I have jogged in my lifetime, but I'm trying to think if I ever worked out as in "working out" and I can't remember a single instance.  Now if you are city folk and have no method by which you can obtain proper exercise like mowing the yard, gardening, digging, cutting, etc., then I suspect the temptation to "work out" is strong.  One's body does need a certain amount of activity to function properly and if you sit at a desk all day, you may not get what you need.  However this obsessive "working out" does seem to have an element of narcissism in it.  We need to look buff you know.

      Now I have known a number of inmates who muscle up while in prison, but I expect that is from boredom more than anything; either that or self-protection.  I give them a break.  I wouldn't call that narcissistic but more of a necessity.  In any event, go Christopher.

03 July 2016


     Being a vampire is not what it is cracked up to be.  I mean, really, you can't come out in the daytime which would be a drag for sure.  Yes, you do have super human powers and can live for hundreds of years if you make it the first year.  Apparently not all people who are turned can survive as vampires which is interesting to know.  In Christopher Moore's novel, most of the undead don't make it through the book thanks to some temporary vamps, two cops,  a vampire vigilante squad, and a really short Japanese guy who doesn't speak much English but has a big sword he uses to dispatch vampire cats and an occasional vampire.  

     The Emperor of San Francisco also has a hand in defeating the horde of vampire cats.  The Emperor is a street person who has the inside scoop of where the vampire cats hold up during the day usually with Chet a very big vampire cat slowly becoming human.  All in all, Bite Me, is a little hard to follow with all the characters including vampires, vampire wanna-be's, non vampires, people trying to kill vampires and save San Francisco, vampires turning to mist and intermingling, etc.

     But as the subtitle to the book suggests, it is a love story.