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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And apparently there are cameos of characters from other books in here, but I think Moore needs to ditch the self-referential humor. I did find certain key things to be quite predictable, and that’s why I’ve dropped a star off the rating, but overall, I really loved the book and would wholeheartedly recommend it.

Unfortunately, one person’s life is not always enough time in which to learn those important lessons. Suico was in when we pretty much knew un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore than to take cheap shots at all of humanity. He is mystified when giant ravens keep trying to attack him and possibly Sophie, and he hears threatening voices coming out of the sewer grates in the street. Really it’s just a lot of cartoonish pictures with such helpful tips as “In order to hold off the Forces of Darkness, trrabajo will need a number two pencil un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore a calendar.

This was the first Christopher Moore my I ever read and did not know exactly what to expect. The main character is a white man but the supporting cast are all drawn from offensive stereotypes racial and otherwise: See all 3 questions about A Dirty Job…. There are delightful one-liners peppered throughout, beautiful passages, and dialogue un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore has me snickering every other page. As comedic novels go, in this case Moore has taken a brilliant premise, then crafted a second or third-rate sitcom around it.

It reads like an action screenplay.


The Quill Award for General Fiction Just take me to the music store in the Castro. That cover, it intrigues me, it always has. Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction. You see, they seem to drop dead after she does it.

Jul 23, Scott Rhee rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, he tempers that humour with a compassion,a humanness, an ability to make one look at un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore truths and the human condition in this book’s case, death, dying, love, how we deal with our fears and the death of those we love, different tenents of world religions, destiny, the epic battle of good vs.

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.

That means his job is to find the souls of dead people. I sometimes feel that writers trying to go for quirky and funny generally step over the line into the Too Much zone. Go read this book. How stupid does he have to be? View all 6 comments.

Loved the Russian and Chinese woman that looked un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore 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.

I sometimes feel that writers trying to go for quirky and funny generally step over the line ssucio the Too Much zone. I can only assume this is satire, then. This book was hilarious and original.

A Dirty Job starts with a fun premise – a sad sap becomes a collector and placer un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore souls called a Death Merchant. Mug felt his entire body go to gooseflesh …He lit four more Ms, these with longer fuses, and tossed them trabaio by one into the drain. Dhristopher this book is set in San Francisco and is full of lovely little descriptions and anecdotes about the city which had me snickering and nodding as I love SF, but even if you don’t know the city, it will mooer you feel like you’d like to.


With human souls, the Dark Forces will become stronger, strong enough to decide who will be the Luminatus – the new, true Death. And I keep reading his work because there un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore always a lot of promise in the basic concepts. I’m going to read “You Suck” next. He also finds himself the newest recruit of Death. There is also the issue of the Hellhounds. Maybe I’ll appreciate Moore more after that.

It’s the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates. Do you want some?

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.

I’m counting the Squirrel People as zombies. Juy read this book!

A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) by Christopher Moore

They had their quirks, as per the Moore Standard, but they weren’t over the top. This was cute and fun and delightful I’m sure he’s a nice guy, though and does a fairly decent job, though I’d argue his voice for Lily, Ray, and the detective. They’re even about to have their first child. Charlie Asher, it seems, has been recruited for a new position: This is better than his earlier works, un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore you do kind of see the ending coming from really far away.

The only bit I did not like was the very imaginative ending. I haven’t read something un trabajo muy sucio christopher moore casually offensive in a long time. I th This was cute and fun and delightful I found the ending to be a rollercoaster, with a nice little twist at the end.

What can I say?