Fat Vampire

A Never-Coming-of-Age Story
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100010268
Released: Jun 30, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061995255
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Doug Lee is undead quite by accident-attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it's just not the same. Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her-hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated-it's not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings...? Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today.

Author(s): Adam Rex
Original Publish Date: Jul 27, 2010

All formats/editions

Author(s): Adam Rex
Product Number EB00298025
Released: Apr 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: #9780062005663

Professional reviews

"Doug Lee is an overweight dork nicknamed "Meatball"--and he'll stay that way forever because he's just become a vampire. Narrator Kirby Heyborne highlights the abundant humor and irony in Doug's situation. Heyborne's ability to create teen voices helps him distinguish a large cast of youthful characters through nuances of pace and pitch, which keep them--and the plotline--straight for listeners. Whether portraying serious, well-meaning Indian exchange student Sejal (Doug's love interest), Doug's jaded vampire mentor, or the 15-year-old fat vampire himself, Heyborne's narration adds dimension to the story. Doug bumbles along, neither the story's hero nor its victim, earning both exasperation and compassion from listeners. Rex's offbeat story encourages listeners to think in new ways about teenagers, vampires, and the problems of immortality. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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