Yes, it does. I tried. I really tried. I know that Moore has the tendency to "satire" race stereotypes in his books and it doesn't usually stand in my way. I read all of A Dirty Job and loved it. The difference between this and that though is a good story. The long and short of it is that I dislike the main characters. I dislike them so much. So what you have left are somewhat interesting side characters and racist stereotypes. Even the vampire lore is less than fun. How is it possible not to have fun with that?