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A Dirty Job By Christopher Moore A Dirty Job 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
  • Title: A Dirty Job
  • Author: Christopher Moore
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  • A Dirty Job By Christopher Moore 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 recruitedCharlie 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.
    A Dirty Job By Christopher Moore A Dirty Job Grim Reaper, by Christopher Moore Charlie Asher is a highly insecure owner of a modest second hand shop, has a little baby girl named Sophie, and now, he is a reluctant part time grim reaper It s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it The big book clearly warns it Don t screw it up A Dirty Job A Novel Moore, Christopher Mar , A dirty job whilst not as accomplished is still excellent, managing to be a bit scary sometimes whilst keeping its bonkers side going It s cleverly of together plot and the characters, whilst of course a bit strange, are convincing enough to keep the story going. A Dirty Job A Dirty Job Christopher Moore Dizzyingly inventive and hypnotically engaging, A Dirty Job is like no other book I ve ever read Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Son A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, Paperback Barnes Noble Mar , Christopher Moore is the author of the novels Secondhand Souls, Sacr Bleu, A Dirty Job, and Lamb He lives in San Francisco, California. A Dirty Job Audible Audio Edition A dirty job whilst not as accomplished is still excellent, managing to be a bit scary sometimes whilst keeping its bonkers side going It s cleverly of together plot and the characters, whilst of course a bit strange, are convincing enough to keep the story going.
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    1. Christopher Moore

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction He grew up in Mansfield, OH, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.Moore s novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances Inheriting a humanism from his love of John Steinbeck and a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, Moore is a best selling author with major cult status.

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    1. Three and a half stars.If you threw Carl Hiaasen and Stephen King s brains into a blender and pureed them with nutmeg and cinnamon, drank it like a protein shake and decided to take up writing, your resulting book might be this You have death merchants, hounds from hell, grotesque monsters living in the San Francisco sewers and impending doom For Hiaasen you have a huge dollop of quirkiness Every character is quirky Hand me a handy wipe, for I have quirk all over my shirt.Charlie Asher is a beta [...]



    2. It seems to me that Moore wants to be a cross between Stephen King and Dave Barry, and for the first half of this book, he nearly succeeds But once he reaches the midway point, he falls into the trap of trying to squeeze in every one liner he can the result is that all of his characters end up speaking in the same, snarky voice, and no one really seems to be anything other than a generic, stock character This tends to be a consistent problem in all of his books I ve read to date he seems to valu [...]


    3. Let me preface this by saying I LOVE Christopher Moore L O V E If he wrote a grocery list, I d read it rapturously This book along with Lamb, which I will also review shortly is one of my absolute favorites of his A Dirty Job may be his funniest, wittiest book yet although Lamb is pretty close This book has the average Beta male, Charlie Asher, his dead wife, their newborn daughter, little old Asian and Russian babysitters, a jailbait goth girl store clerk, expensive suits, hellhounds, Death Mer [...]


    4. After the birth of his daughter, Charlie Asher, mild mannered Beta Male, finds his life upended and not just because he s become a new father Through a strange course of events, he finds that he has been selected to be a Death Merchant, harvesting the souls of the dead and helping them on their journey to transcendence The job, unfortunately, comes with a shit ton of problems, such as being suspected of murder hellhounds unexpectedly manifesting in his home sewer harpies taunting him at every tu [...]


    5. Such an odd story The only bit I did not like was the very imaginative ending I just can t deal with monsters and evil crow women or 50 creatures made out of mixed animal parts The characters were brillant Funny situations and funny conversations Loved the Russian and Chinese woman that looked after Sophie all the time strong like bear My favourite quote from the book has to be Mrs Ling covered Sophie s eyes to shield her from the abomination her fathers unwillingly journey into beastiliaty.


    6. Charlie Asher is a pretty regular guy having a regular life, until he sees death hovering over his wife following the birth of their first child Strange things begin to happen and it takes a while before Charlie learns that he has been selected as a Death Merchant, a collector of the souls of those nearly or recently deceased The job comes with a rulebook which, like most instructional manuals is of limited value It gets even weirder when he learns that his baby girl has a bit of power all her o [...]


    7. I wanted to read Moore s book Lamb, but it was checked out so I picked up A Dirty Job instead It maybe was a bad sample of his work, but as luck would have it, it s what I read, wanting to stop in several places, but hoping it would redeem itself No such luck The book was hard to follow timewise basically you don t know if action is taking place over a week or 6 years The characters are flat and annoying, and the dialogue is the same The book is also misogynistic and racist at points, which I m [...]


    8. I struggled to find a pigeonhole for this book, so I did a quick internet search to find some help This just confused me take your pick of genres dark humour, supernatural horror, absurdist fiction, paranormal and Whatever it is, I found it to be funny.Is it my usual fancy Probably not I generally like my humorous reads to straddle the edge of believability, and this went a bit further than that I accept though the boundaries of other people s imaginations can stretch a lot further than mine.T [...]


    9. I am a big fan of Moore, he is witty, kooky, has a penchant for the occult and tells a good story Way back in HS I read Piers Anthony s On a Pale Horse, and this is a satirical, humorous variation on that theme Moore is stringing together elements of his other novels and has recurring characters, all the fun.A Dirty Job deals with the tale of Charlie Asher, the owner of an antique store in San Francisco who is a beta male as opposed to an alpha and he is raising his daughter alone following his [...]


    10. What is that, you might ask Well, in Moore s words When Alpha Males set out to conquer neighboring tribes, to count coups and take heads, Beta Males could see in advance that in the event of victory, the influx of female slaves was going to leave a surplus of mateless women cast out for younger trophy models, with nothing to do but salt down the heads and file the uncounted coups, and some would find solace in the arms of any Beta Male smart enough to survive The world is led by Alpha Males, but [...]


    11. A Dirty Job is a hell of a book.Get it Hell of a book Eh.Christopher Moore is one sick bastard That s the only explanation I came up with for the stuff he threw at me.And yes, that s a compliment This guy rocks.So what do we have here A total geeky Beta Male who becomes Death Check.Snoop Dogg aka Minty Fresh yes, that is his real name as a faithful sidekick Check.A baby who owns two hellhounds and kills with the word kitty Check.Hot bird creatures that give men hand jobs in dark alleys Check.Squ [...]


    12. It relies too much on a type of humor that won t tickle everyone The first section, 100 pages or so were almost exclusively this, without much plot While initially funny, I almost got tired enough of it to put it down, but there was just enough hope to keep me going I m glad I did After that, the plot developed nicely it was a fun read It s a neat world that Moore created with a fun mythology about Death he takes an insider look at San Francisco that will tickle any native, I think I d guess som [...]


    13. While I enjoyed the story line and found myself laughing out loud at some of the dialogue, this wasn t a book that kept me racing to the end I m happy I read it and would recommend it to others who are looking for a truly unique and weird read I plan to give Moore another try in the near futuret sure which book yet.


    14. 3 stars.Charlie I can prove it Just take me to the music store in the Castro You need to talk to Minty Fresh actual character name Rivera Of course, that clears things up I ll have a word with Krispy Kreme while I m there Somehow, this book kept getting pushed back in my reading list, even though I ve clearly remembered what it s about all this time how could I NOT when there s the Grim Reaper involved Honestly, this book would have gotten a full 4 stars if there weren t too many crude jokes The [...]


    15. SUMMARY funny dialogue great premise filled with plot leaks, story holes, and characters who start off strong and end weak The book started off with great premise for some unknown reason a guy assumes the office duties of DEATH It was reminiscent of On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony It s hilarious for the first 2 sections It reads like an action screenplay I pictured Paul Rudd 40 year old virgin as the main character, Asher All was well and then the book tanked in section 3 I don t know what happ [...]


    16. Don t read this book The characters are at best one dimensional and at worst the product of a racist white man who is unimaginative and unclear of the line between clever satire and misperception of the world around him The main character is a white man but the supporting cast are all drawn from offensive stereotypes racial and otherwise a big black man who is sassy, violent and who gets accused of pulling the race card for no apparent reason an old Russian grandmother who s always talking about [...]


    17. Confieso que me daba miedo leerlo porque no estoy acostumbrada a los libros esencialmente humor sticos, pero a las dos o tres p ginas se me pas el prejuicio y me di cuenta de que valen la pena, sobre todo cuando est s sepultada entre libros y papeles que se toman el mundo demasiado en serio Este no lo hace, por suerte, y le agradezco en parte que haya sido un respiro.Un trabajo muy sucioes divertido, r pido de leer y tiene un equilibrio envidiable desde el punto de vista de un escritor, claro es [...]


    18. Yeah I m counting the Squirrel People as zombies Adorable, perfectly dressed little animal part zombies Anyway I chose this book for my upcoming Real Life Bookclub because, well It s Christopher Moore He makes me laugh, and since this bookclub happens to fall the day after my 31st birthday, I figured some laughing was in order Because otherwise, there would be crying Lots, and lots of crying Side note I have stumbled across a surefire way to tell when you re old Watch 15 minutes of Youtube video [...]


    19. Charlie Asher Beta Male suddenly finds himself widowed after the birth of his daughter, Sophie He also finds himself the newest recruit of Death No, he is not The Death, he is simply to collect the souls of the recenly departed and store them until they are ready to be placed with a new body He is a Death Merchant, or at least that is the name coined by Mr Fresh, the record store owner who collected his wife s soul.As if all of this wasn t enough, poor Charlie has to figure out how to keep his l [...]


    20. This is a lot of silliness blended with charm and heart and it could just be what the doctor ordered The medicine was strong for me I can only take so much laughing in one sitting, and the drug starts to lose its power The madcap plot takes you over the top into a land where a bumbling sweetheart Charlie Asher, a junk dealer, becomes some sort of assistant to Death It takes him awhile to figure out his assignment as communications were bollixed He s the owner of Asher s Secondhand Store in San F [...]


    21. This was cute and fun and delightfuluntil it wasn t.Here s the weird thing about this book That cover, it intrigues me, it always has I see it and think, I want to read that but then I never do.Or do I Because I popped this audiobook into my super modern six disc changer that resides in the trunk of my car seriously, how did anyone ever think that was a good idea and immediately felt a sense of deja vu which lasted for, oh, I dunnoybe 7 discs I think I know what happened I think I checked the CD [...]


    22. Kitty Poor Charlie Not only is he an awkward beta male who lost his wife, but he also has insubordinate employees, an unhelpful sister and sewer harpies to deal with To cap it all off, his infant daughter can kill people with an innocuous word and he thinks he s Death This book made me laugh It also made me cry way than I expected a Chris Moore book ever could, which either means that he is a genius or that I am, in fact, a weep bag A Dirty Job is set in Moore s San Francisco universe, the one [...]


    23. This is my third Christopher Moore book The first was Lamb, which I recommend to anyone who s heard of a guy named Jesus The second I can t even remember, only that I couldn t finish and it was about vampires or something This one is about as good as the second I read.A Dirty Job starts with a fun premise a sad sap becomes a collector and placer of souls called a Death Merchant Then it deteriorates as evil forces come after him, giving him hand jobs in alleys and speaking to him from the sewer S [...]


    24. 4.0 stars This was the first Christopher Moore story I ever read and did not know exactly what to expect I was laughing out loud in the first 10 pages the opening hospital scene was just great The main character is Charlie Asher, self described beta male who owns a second hand store in San Francisco Following the unexpected death of his wife, Charlie takes on a new job, that of retrieving the souls of the dying with hilarious results Smart and very funny but also emotionally touching An excellen [...]


    25. If you re into the comedy horror a la Ghostbusters or Zombieland , Christopher Moore may be your cup of tea, This review is from 2012Christopher Moore is wack Funny wack, not disturbingly mentally ill wack although that might explain a few things As an aside Do people still say wack or was that, like, so 2004 Just wondering, haven t heard people use it much any A Dirty Job is spot on hilarious, as one has come to expect from Moore In this one, Charlie, a mild mannered widower and single dad di [...]


    26. If you have not read this book, you must put down whatever you re doing, sign off this computer, and find a copy Apart from giving the precise sociological explanation of a beta male to which women are not initially attracted, but to whom they really will enjoy being married , this book explains in a comforting, eloquent, and humorous way what happens to your soul when you die Toss in the spawn of Satan as a baby, a couple of indestructible Hellhounds, a handful of Harpies, and the end of the wo [...]


    27. Charlie inherits his father apartment building with vintage shop on the first floor That is the most luck Charlie has had in his life Well, there is also Rachel, but that is short lived However, in exchange Charlie gets Sophie, the Iluminatus, and a couple of hellhounds after a succession of pets that don t quite make it past one day Making an apperhance are also abby Normal and Minty Fresh The former only for a short passage, but Minty is on for most of the book The Emperor also gets a couple o [...]


    28. A Dirty Job is a very strange but hilarious paranormal urban fantasy novel, following the tale of an ordinary but unfortunate man whose life goes crazy the minute his child is born It has similar tones to works by Tim Burton or vaguely Wes Anderson.



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