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.
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....
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.
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.
I liked this book alot. I couldn't put it down at times. First book I have read from this author. Its about a rather dark subject but written in a funny and entertaining way. Charlie is the owner of a second-hand store and becomes a "death merchant". He helps people's souls move on and keeps from the underworld. I know it sounds odd, but it really is written in an upbeat manner.