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 okay—until people start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence... show more
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.
Publish date: March 27th 2007
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
In the first in a series, Christopher Moore shows a whole new side of Death: Charlie Asher has one of the best and worst days of his life all on the same day. The day that his daughter Sophia is born is also the day that he looses the love of his life, Rachel, as well as become the newest Death Mer...
Congratulations, you have been chosen to act as Death. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. It is your duty to retrieve soul vessels from the dead and dying and see them on to their next body. If you fail, Darkness will cover the world and Chaos will reign. Welcome to Charlie Asher's ne...
It took me a bit to get into this one, but once I did I found it hilarious!
This book could have been so good but the liberal use of f-bombs and incessant cries for the main character to get laid made the book read like it was for a pre-pubescent male. I just couldn't finish it even though I wanted to know how the actual plot wrapped up. When the main character started to h...
Or should that be puerile Moore? I don't know why I enjoy his potty-mouth style of writing but I do. I guess maybe it's because, vocabulary aside, he spins a pretty good yarn and populates it with some pretty off the wall characters, especially the secondary characters and their attendant running ga...