Life dies and then you suck.... Kind of.
Melvin Morton loves vampires – the beauty, the power, the pop culture awesome of it all, and knows that his boring, lonely life as a night security guard in a mall would be so much better if only vampires were real.
That changes when a strange, pale girl grants Melvin’s wish with one accidental drop of her blood.
Turns out that Hollywood lied. Melvin doesn’t sparkle, he isn’t handsome, and the sight of blood? Gross! Fangless, blue, and utterly naïve, Melvin must find a way to survive while being stalked by a shadow demon and vengeful ghosts. His un-life un-death takes a sinister turn when he stumbles into an underworld civil war where a clan of goblins want to finish killing him, and not in a good way. With the dubious assistance of a reluctant spirit guide, a voodoo priestess, and a sweet, but psychotic, best friend intent on helping him become the most awesome vampire ever, Mostly Dead Melvin has to navigate the narrow path to redemption between sorta-life and un-death, without a map, a net, or a clue.
Set in the eccentric center of the Northwest, Portland, Oregon, Mostly Dead Melvin is a pop culture satire of the modern vampire mythos.
This review is from: Mostly Dead Melvin (Kindle Edition)
I'm not completely finished with this yet, but I had to say - this book is great. I was a little put off by the idea of another vampire novel and I was wrong wrong wrong. Had my head stuck in the dystopian fiction section for so long, forgot that vampires can do more than suck. (badumDUM)
I'm planning on finishing the book tonight and I know that I'll end up staying up too late again. Couldn't help it, Mostly Dead Melvin is a seriously hilarious look into the life of someone with the worst luck possible. If you find that everything you touch turns into that stinky brown stuff, you'll identify with the main character.