Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Book Review: Interview with a Jewish Vampire

by: Erica Manfred

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

The last thing zaftig middle-aged journalist, Rhoda Ginsburg, expects when she signs up for JDate is to fall for a vampire. But when she meets drop-dead gorgeous Sheldon, a Hasidic vampire, she falls hard. She rationalizes that he may not be alive, but at least he’s Jewish. Desperate to save the life of her terminally ill mother, Rhoda comes up with the crackpot idea of getting Sheldon to turn her and her little old Jewish lady friends into vampires. Who knew that they would “go rogue” and start preying on the young?

This story moves fast and it's cute and funny. There are moments when storyline is inconsistent, but in general you forgive just to sit back and enjoy the silly. Come on, a Jewish vampire???

Sheldon was turned by the infamous Vlad, himself. He talks about how Vlad was anti-Semitic and thought it a great joke to turn a Rabi into a vampire. Joke was on him when Vlad was staked, and Sheldon lived peacefully among the villagers. Now, after having lost his amassed fortune in a ponzi-scheme, he works nights as a diamond cutter and lives with a group of jewish vampires.

My favorite part, Rhoda is a plus size woman just like me. And truthfully plus, not bad-joke plus. And having someone desire you, is such a confidence boost, even if the guy is a vampire. She also sees a way to save her ailing mother, when she just can't bear the thought of losing her only family.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, this title made me giggle. I'm such a dork, I know ;-)


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