A Dirty Job
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large print edition.
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.
I started out really enjoying this book. A death within the first few pages compounded with the mystery of a strange man looming over the corpse - what a hook! (Especially when the seven-foot-tall black man seemed just a tad familiar to a reader who had JUST read Coyote Blue!) And the fact that the story was set in San Francisco made this really fun; I enjoy a good book written on my home turf. Also, the beta male analysis asides cracked me up EVERY TIME.
But as the book went on, and the Morrigan made their appearance, the plot seemed to lose steam and get confused. Then it stalled out. Charlie Asher started getting on my nerves, and it's never good when you can't stand the protagonist OR the villains. But as I got closer and closer to the ending and things weren't wrapping up fast enough, I realized it was not going to be good...and it wasn't. The plot lurched to a halt at a horrible, tasteless joke, after a weak attempt to wrap everything up rather neatly. I'm so bummed, Chris. I mean, I was really digging it until the last 2-3 audio CDs, but once Audrey showed up I felt like she was the shark A Dirty Job had to jump over to make it to the bitter end.
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