A Dirty Job
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.
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About the Author
Christopher Moore is the author of the novels Secondhand Souls, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and Lamb. He lives in San Francisco, California.
"Hilarious yet poignant."--Hartford Courant
"Makes you laugh in the face of death."--Rocky Mountain News
"[Moore] is superb in this mock epic of death and love. Smart people will be enormously amused."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Moore's signature tossed-off humor is in full effect, and it's easy to care about his warm, lumpy, honest characters."--Entertainment Weekly
"To keep a straight face while reading this book, one would have to be dead already ... Grade: A."--Rocky Mountain News
"Outstanding . . . The dialogue follows a zany illogic worthy of the Marx brothers."--Washington Post Book World
"Outlandishly funny."--Syracuse Post-Standard
"[Moore's] most speculative, tripped-out and deeply felt book to date."--The Oregonian (Portland)
"[A] wonderful, whacked-out yarn."--Publishers Weekly
"Dizzyingly inventive and hypnotically engaging, A DIRTY JOB is . . . like no other book I've ever read."--Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Son of a Witch
"One of the antic Moore's funniest capers yet."--Kirkus Reviews
"Death, of course, is not usually a funny subject, but in the hands of Christopher Moore it sure is."--Hartford Courant
"[A DIRTY JOB] will keep a smile on your face long after you put it down."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A bravura mix of the familiar and the hilariously original."--Denver Post