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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.

Published: HarperCollins on Jul 27, 2010
ISBN: 9780062005663
List price: $6.99
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Funny and a bit sad; an unusual contribution to the vampire genre. I loved the first half (ie the premise), but wasn't quite so thrilled about where the second half went (the focus of the story seemed to shift).read more
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I had no trouble getting into the book, and I finished reading it. . . but I can't honestly say that I liked it at all. I've been a fan of vampire novels for years. However, this book felt very flat and the characters seemed very underdeveloped. I wanted more about why Doug is really very mean. I wanted to know more about Sejal, too, as well as most of the other characters, especially Jay, Cat and Abby. Why do they do what they do? I got to the end of the book and felt like I really knew none of the characters - they all seemed quite one dimensional.read more
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This book was interesting and hilarious. I love how it was written, from a male point of view, which you don't see much. Also it was written by a male author.I knew from the moment I layed eyes on this book that I would enjoy it immensely and that I did. Right from the beginning, you were thrown into this geeky, fat boys world of trying to make it as a fat vampire. I felt for him during his hardships. He struggle in feeding, as well in other areas. I was glad to see he go help through a mentor. Through this he was able to learn more and of course become a better vampire. He also took a chance and finally step up to the plate, becoming the true vampire that he his. But in doing this, his ego went straight to his head and all of the sudden he was "BAD" He end up getting a girlfriend and used her badly. I was disappointed in his choice. While I was glad that he finally came who he was, he made a poor choice in it as well.In the end, Doug hardships paid off. He went off the find he friends attacker, dubbing him my knight and shining armor. I admit that the ending was a little confusing for me. I'm still not sure what to make of it.Mr. Rex, did a great job writing this. The plot, drama and suspense was written perfect. I enjoyed reading each and every page of it. Mr. Rex did a great job capturing the voice of a real teenage boy. I was happy as a reader to get a good insight on the character. Doug was not your typical teenage boy and for that I was grateful to see someone who was not popular, or cute from the start.read more
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Funny and a bit sad; an unusual contribution to the vampire genre. I loved the first half (ie the premise), but wasn't quite so thrilled about where the second half went (the focus of the story seemed to shift).
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I had no trouble getting into the book, and I finished reading it. . . but I can't honestly say that I liked it at all. I've been a fan of vampire novels for years. However, this book felt very flat and the characters seemed very underdeveloped. I wanted more about why Doug is really very mean. I wanted to know more about Sejal, too, as well as most of the other characters, especially Jay, Cat and Abby. Why do they do what they do? I got to the end of the book and felt like I really knew none of the characters - they all seemed quite one dimensional.
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This book was interesting and hilarious. I love how it was written, from a male point of view, which you don't see much. Also it was written by a male author.I knew from the moment I layed eyes on this book that I would enjoy it immensely and that I did. Right from the beginning, you were thrown into this geeky, fat boys world of trying to make it as a fat vampire. I felt for him during his hardships. He struggle in feeding, as well in other areas. I was glad to see he go help through a mentor. Through this he was able to learn more and of course become a better vampire. He also took a chance and finally step up to the plate, becoming the true vampire that he his. But in doing this, his ego went straight to his head and all of the sudden he was "BAD" He end up getting a girlfriend and used her badly. I was disappointed in his choice. While I was glad that he finally came who he was, he made a poor choice in it as well.In the end, Doug hardships paid off. He went off the find he friends attacker, dubbing him my knight and shining armor. I admit that the ending was a little confusing for me. I'm still not sure what to make of it.Mr. Rex, did a great job writing this. The plot, drama and suspense was written perfect. I enjoyed reading each and every page of it. Mr. Rex did a great job capturing the voice of a real teenage boy. I was happy as a reader to get a good insight on the character. Doug was not your typical teenage boy and for that I was grateful to see someone who was not popular, or cute from the start.
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This book is great for teens sick of the vampire freak-out happening in young adult literature. The story's vampire Doug is kind of a jerk, making it difficult to sympathize with his situation. Instead, the reader identifies more with the "normal" teens in the book, including the quirky Indian exchange student, Sejal. My favorite part is the "Choose Your Own Adventure" ending, pointing out that any number of things could happen but it isn't really that important what happens to Doug in the end...does he die...does he live....do we really care? This story wasn't as LOL as I thought it would be, but upon further reflection, I really appreciate the treatment of the vampire characters in this book. They are almost secondary to the real-life problems of the other characters.
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The main character, Doug Lee, is White. The author doesn't make this clear until 2/3 of the way through the book.

I wasn't thrilled with the choose-your-own-ending scenario.
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I felt like it had potential but the end was very unclear (and kind of disappointing). The story got better but I felt like there were parts that didn’t quite come together, or didn’t make sense. (Why were the jocks the werewolves?) It’s a unique and very interesting take on vampires, it could have been funnier though. Good cover. AHS/RM
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