Full Title: Fat Vampire: A Never Coming
of Age Story
Length: 8 hrs., 25 mins.
I remember when I first spotted this title while working for a bookstore in 2011-12. The idea behind it was funny, especially if you have read about the wonderfulness of Twilight-esque vampires.
This book kind of flips vampires and wolves on its head, and Doug is the protagonist and hates what his fate has served him. 15 years old, and short, and overweight, and – a vampire.
I enjoyed this novel and its mix of characters. An Indian foreign exchange student who is suffering from “The Google” and comes to small town America to get away and find herself. Doug was a relatively normal teenager when at some point over the summer he is attacked by a vampire (by mistake). All the while there’s a second-rate vampire hunting TV show that is investigating a strange number of strange vampire-like appearances throughout the states, slowly their investigations are leading the crew to Doug’s own backyard.
The “Eff” bomb is dropped very often after the half-way point of this book, but I think teenagers might get a kick out the idea of vampire hunting, and vampires hunting vampires. I was, however, disappointed in the ending because I never truly understood whether Doug dies or if it is purposely not mentioned. If you’ve read this book and caught what I might’ve missed, please let me know in the comments below.