A Dirty Job: A Novel

by Christopher Moore | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060590270 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDavros-10wing from Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Monday, December 17, 2012
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Release Date: March 21, 2006
Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy. A little hapless, somewhat neurotic, sort of a hypochondriac. He's what's known as a Beta Male: the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant -- you know, the one who's always there to pick up the pieces when the girl gets dumped by the bigger/taller/stronger Alpha Male.

But Charlie's been lucky. He owns a building in the heart of San Francisco, and runs a secondhand store with the help of a couple of loyal, if marginally insane, employees. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. And she, Rachel, is about to have their first child.

Yes, Charlie's doing okay for a Beta. That is, until the day his daughter, Sophie, is born. Just as Charlie -- exhausted from the birth -- turns to go home, he sees a strange man in mint-green golf wear at Rachel's hospital bedside, a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird. . . .

People start dropping dead around him, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it.

Christopher Moore, the man whose Lamb served up Jesus' "missing years" (with the funny parts left in), and whose Fluke found the deep humor in whale researchers' lives, now shines his comic light on the undiscovered country we all eventually explore -- death and dying -- and the results are hilarious, heartwarming, and a hell of a lot of fun.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (March 21, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060590270
ISBN-13: 978-0060590277
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars (341 customer reviews)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Moore is the author of eleven previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, and Fool. He lives in San Francisco."

Journal Entry 2 by wingDavros-10wing at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Monday, December 17, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (12/18/2012 UTC) at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by PJLBewdy at Salamander Bay, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, December 29, 2012
I have just returned from our Christmas travels around New South Wales, visiting and bothering our loved ones. I now have the opportunity to journal BC Secret Santa presents that I have been fortunate enough to receive. Thank you so much for this book.
I read Practical Demonkeeping a while ago and haven't read any of his others so this book is very welcome.

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