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A Dirty Job

Moore, Christopher (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Dirty Job


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Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy with a normal life, married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. They're even about to have their first child. Yes, Charlie's doing okay until people start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Charlie Asher, it seems, has been recruited for a new position: as Death. It's a dirty job. But, hey! Somebody's gotta do it.
Authors: Moore, Christopher, 1957-
Title: A dirty job
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, 2007, c2006
Characteristics: 400 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher Moore
Summary: Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy with a normal life, married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. They're even about to have their first child. Yes, Charlie's doing okay until people start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Charlie Asher, it seems, has been recruited for a new position: as Death. It's a dirty job. But, hey! Somebody's gotta do it.
Alternate Title: Dirty job : a novel
ISBN: 9780060590284
0060590289
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOORE 2007
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This stands alone as a fun read but can also be considered an interval in the Bloodsucking Fiends trilogy between You Suck & Bite Me.

Report This Jun 20, 2012
  • eatlizzardsdaily rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

At the Semi-Annual Used Book Sale at the Main Library Downtown, I picked up this title for .50 cents. I'd read Christopher Moore's "You Suck" and while it was entertaining I wasn't expecting a whole lot from "A Dirty Job." Holy twisted cheese doodle, was I wrong!! Charlie Asher is an average "Beta-Male" who has the unlucky fortune of receiving the calling of "Death Merchant." He's basically a soul-reclaiming Repo Man. As people die their souls are stored into one of their treasured possessions and it's Charlie's job to reclaim these soul items from the family of the deceased . This book was memorable because I laughed out loud the whole way through. Whether it was the Gothic employee Lily, with her charitable sexing; the squirrel people creatures in complete time-period costumes; or Sophie and her set of 400 lb. Hell Hounds; there were laughs to be had through all 384 pages. There was a fair amount of sex, a lot of swearing and copious amounts of violence. Like I said, fun for the whole family!!

Report This Apr 05, 2012
  • TriciaLogan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A book to compliment Moore's " Bloodsucking Fiends", "You Suck", and "Bite Me". Many crossover characters from said series, equally funny. I thoroughly enjoyed all of these books.

Report This Dec 22, 2011
  • JessicaLynne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book had me laughing so hard:)

Report This Aug 16, 2011
  • Pinupz0mbie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVED this book. I am Hooked! This was very, very well written!

Report This Apr 26, 2011
  • Bonnie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fun book with some interesting ideas. The book was predictable but thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless. Fisher Stevens does a fantastic job performing the audio book. Highly recommended.

Report This Apr 19, 2011
  • joannet2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I found this to be a thoroughly amusing and engaging read. It is a little bit predictable but that doesn't make it any less entertaining.

Report This Aug 02, 2010
  • Nutty rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not as good as some of Moore's other work. I thought the ending was very predicatable. I knew how the book would end about half-way through.

Report This Feb 28, 2010
  • nessbeth rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not as good as Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck.

Report This Jan 02, 2010
  • puih123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An AMAZING book! Great for laughs, as it's so effortlessly funny. Reading it feels natural, as if it's just everyday conversation that you're hearing, and you'll really feel a bond with the characters. A must read!

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Report This Dec 22, 2011
  • JessicaLynne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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