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A Dirty Job
A Dirty Job
Author: Christopher Moore
Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy, the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant. And Charlie's been lucky. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy, and who is about to have their first child. — Yes, Charlie's doing okay. That is, until the day his daughter, Sophie, is...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060590284
ISBN-10: 0060590289
Publication Date: 4/1/2007
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 291 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 10
So I was having the worst day. The movers screwed up on my contract and called to check in, and also let me know they were coming a day after the contracted move date. It was a paperwork snafu, certainly not the fault of the guy calling me, but rather the guy in the office, but nothing could be fixed over the holiday weekend and they wont be coming the day we planned. Of course this sets off tension at home so husband and I are not happy. I needed to escape. Off I go to the mall, crowded and miserable on a holiday weekend. I duck into Borders and there is "A Dirty Job." Just what I need. I'd pay twice the retail for the relief it brought to my stressed mind. Enjoyable story, funny and looney as only Moore can do. I finished it in bed and turned off the lamp and imagine my surprise to see the cover glow! It's a glow in the dark cover! How cool! Fun book and saved a really miserable day from becoming a miserable week.
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Helpful Score: 6
Christopher Moore has written the ultimate guide to death, dying and the sewer system of San Francisco. Intrigued? You should be. If you've read Moore's books, you know you are in for a laugh-out-loud ride. If you haven't been introduced to him, fasten your seatbelts....
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Helpful Score: 6
Irrverent and off-kilter. The book combines humor, morbid curiosity and a smidgen of Tibetian death philosophy. It was entertaining for most of the book, but got addictively interesting at the end. I stayed up til 2am to finish rather than leave it for the next night. You can see the final punchline from a mile away, but it's still a fun ride.
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Helpful Score: 4
Moore's back at the top of his game with this book. I *loved* "Lamb" but the follow-up, "Fluke" left me lukewarm. Well, the mind of Christopher Moore is alive and 'well' again -- HOW DOES HE THINK UP THIS STUFF? From the time that Charlie learns he's "Death" to the final page, I found myself laughing at some of the zaniest characters and events ever put on a page. Loved the hellhounds and the squirrel people -- once you read it, you'll understand.
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Helpful Score: 3
Hilarious book with laugh out loud comedy in a very dark, gothic way. Watch out for the special cover, it might scare you.
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This was my first introduction to the humor that is Christopher Moore! I could not wait for more! This was honestly one of the funniest books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I laughed the entire way through the book! I felt bad for the main character in some ways, but he was such a hoot readig about, that I could not wait for more. I am now hooked to Christopher Moore and his books!
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So, this author is a loon. I am always half afraid to crack open one of his books, for fear it will turn my stomach. It's like watching your child pick his nose, while at the same time laughing hysterically because he's doing it in a really funny way. There is nothing comfortable about reading any of Moore's books. That being said, this was the best I've read so far. It had a great plot, was very entertaining and really not too gross overall. I loved the beginning, the middle, AND the ending (so many times the best you can hope for is two out of three).
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Another genius book by a genius author. Highly recommended!