Interview with a Vampire was one heck of a good read so I really wanted Interview with a Jewish Vampire to be a nod to a great book, rather than a travesty against one. Rhoda Ginsberg isn’t your typical vampire novel heroine – but luckily Sheldon isn’t your typical vampire! Of course, as the title tells us, he’s Jewish. He’s also on the wagon, attending meetings to try and curb his addiction to human blood and counting every ‘sober’ day.
It really is a remarkably entertaining book, that just goes from one strange and ludicrous event to another. Dating a vampire? Weird. Dating a Jewish vampire? Even weirder! Trying to get your Jewish vampire boyfriend to turn your mother into a vampire? Well, what can I say to that… It should be frustratingly ridiculous and have you hurling the book into some handily placed receptacle but actually it’s so darn funny that you’re too busy enjoying it.
Sometimes, life is full of the serious and the sensible and a rare treat like this – full of smiles and silliness and laughter – is the perfect anecdote. It’s wicked, it’s funny, it’s naughty, it’s fabulous – and I thoroughly enjoyed it!This review was originally posted on Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave. I received a copy of the book in exchange for my fair and honest review.