A Dirty Job Grim Reaper #1

A Dirty Job Grim Reaper #1[Download] ➹ A Dirty Job Grim Reaper #1 Author Christopher Moore – Bluevapours.co.uk 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 ok Job Grim eBook ✓ 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 A Dirty PDF/EPUB or 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 Dirty Job Grim ePUB ´ the streets Charlie Asher it seems has been recruited for a new position as DeathIt's a dirty job but hey Somebody's got to do it.

Job Grim eBook ✓ Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction He grew up in A Dirty PDF/EPUB or Mansfield OH and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara CAMoore's novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary Dirty Job Grim ePUB ´ circums.

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  • Hardcover
  • 387 pages
  • A Dirty Job Grim Reaper #1
  • Christopher Moore
  • English
  • 03 September 2016
  • 9780060590277

10 thoughts on “A Dirty Job Grim Reaper #1

  1. Federico DN says:

    It's hard enough to be a parent that you also have to be Death incarnateOne day you are a parent trying hard to make things work the next thing you know you receive the big book of the dead and unwillingly become a taker of souls Charlie Asher is a highly insecure owner of a modest second hand shop has a little baby girl named Sophie and now he is a reluctant part time grim reaper It's a dirty job but somebody has to do it The big book clearly warns it Don't screw it up But when people accidentally start dropping dead all around him Charlie knows things are going to go south fast The deadly dark powers of the Underworld are rising and soon no citizen in the city will be safe Not his close ones not Sophie and certainly not him An entertaining humorous novel not great but fairly enjoyable Felt like a mixture of the 'Dead like me' tv series with the absurd 'Hitchhikers' humor but without the sci fi A noticeable abundance of dark humor and nasty jokes Not really suited for the easily offended Charlie Asher is one funny goofy character and I could certainly identify with his beta male personality pUntil next time Es suficientemente difícil ser padre ue también tenés ue ser la Muerte encarnadaUn día sos un padre tratando mucho de hacer funcionar las cosas y lo próximo ue pasa recibís el gran libro de muerte y te convertis involuntariamente en un tomador de almas Charlie Asher es un altamente inseguro dueño de una modesta tienda de segunda mano tiene una peueña hija llamada Sophie y ahora es renuentemente la parca a tiempo medio Es un trabajo sucio pero alguien tiene ue hacerlo El gran libro claramente lo advierte No lo arruines Pero cuando la gente accidentalmente empieza a caer muerta todo alrededor suyo Charlie sabe ue las cosas se van a ir rápidamente al traste Los mortales oscuros poderes del inframundo se levantan y pronto ningún ciudadano estará a salvo No sus nás cercanos no Sophie y ciertamente no élUna entretenida novela humorística no excelente pero bastante disfrutable Se sintió como una mezcla de la serie 'Dead like me' y el absurdo humor de 'Hitchhikers' pero sin el componente sci fi Una notable abundancia de humor negro y chistes sexuales No realmente apropiado para el ue se ofende fácilmente Charlie Asher es un gracioso y ridículo personaje pero ciertamente pude identificarme con su personalidad de tipo beta pHasta la próxima

  2. Will Byrnes says:

    Christopher Moore image from the Portland Mercury Charlie Asher is a pretty regular guy having a regular life until he sees death hovering over his wife following the birth of their first child Strange things begin to happen and it takes a while before Charlie learns that he has been selected as a Death Merchant a collector of the souls of those nearly or recently deceased The job comes with a rulebook which like most instructional manuals is of limited value It gets even weirder when he learns that his baby girl has a bit of power all her own Moore’s cast of uirky characters includes dueling babysitters middle aged ladies from China and Russia a goth 16 year old assistant and an ex cop who works for him in his second hand shop His lesbian sister is uite sympathetic even if she does keep stealing suits from his closet And oh yeah he is pursued by creatures from below sewer harpies who long to return to the land above for a little bloodletting with Charlie and his baby topping their menus This is literally laugh out loud funny He goes a bit too dark I thought in describing details of the harpies’ endeavors but this is a wonderful fun readEXTRA STUFFLinks to the author’s personal Twitter and FB pages plus his stand alone blog

  3. Jeff says:

    Three and a half starsIf you threw Carl Hiaasen and Stephen King’s brains into a blender and pureed them with nutmeg and cinnamon drank it like a protein shake and decided to take up writing your resulting book might be this You have death merchants hounds from hell grotesue monsters living in the San Francisco sewers and impending doom For Hiaasen you have a huge dollop of uirkiness Every character is uirky Hand me a handy wipe for I have uirk all over my shirtCharlie Asher is a beta male there’s a funny addendumuiz at the back of the book that lets you test to see whether you’re a beta male which puts him slightly above average in the human pecking order Charlie has also been appointed to be a death merchant That means his job is to find the souls of dead people They’re encased in a variety of objects which glow red Poor Charlie also needs to run his business grieve for his late wife take care of his newborn daughter battle monsters and deal with lots of uirky peopleThis is a funny book with a few memorable characters sarcastic Goth girl Lily and a seven foot black man who dresses in a green suit and goes by the name of Minty Fresh to name a few – yeah uirky; however if it was half the length and had half the uirk I’d have liked it even

  4. ttrygve says:

    Go read this book Now It's hilarious you will not regret it That is all the review it reuires

  5. Todd says:

    It seems to me that Moore wants to be a cross between Stephen King and Dave Barry and for the first half of this book he nearly succeeds But once he reaches the midway point he falls into the trap of trying to sueeze in every one liner he can the result is that all of his characters end up speaking in the same snarky voice and no one really seems to be anything other than a generic stock character This tends to be a consistent problem in all of his books I've read to date he seems to value his own cleverness as far as crafting one off jokes rather than trusting that humor will naturally arise from well crafted situations and characters As comedic novels go in this case Moore has taken a brilliant premise then crafted a second or third rate sitcom around it In short it feels like a first draft rather than a completed novelHowever his books do continue to grow in popularity which should be no surprise to me given that Two and a Half Men is consistently in the Nielsen top 10 And I keep reading his work because there is always a lot of promise in the basic concepts Next time I hope he has a strong editor that will send him back to tighten up his plotlines and clearly define his characters so that his next novel will live up to the description on the book jacketEven meh

  6. Rebecca says:

    I wanted to read Moore's book Lamb but it was checked out so I picked up A Dirty Job instead It maybe was a bad sample of his work but as luck would have it it's what I read wanting to stop in several places but hoping it would redeem itself No such luck The book was hard to follow timewise basically you don't know if action is taking place over a week or 6 years The characters are flat and annoying and the dialogue is the same The book is also misogynistic and racist at points which I'm sure the author saw as gentle teasing but in actuality was uite disgusting In the end my interest in reading any of Christopher Moore's other books has been permanently put to rest

  7. Shan says:

    Let me preface this by saying I LOVE Christopher Moore L O V E If he wrote a grocery list I'd read it rapturously This book along with Lamb which I will also review shortly is one of my absolute favorites of his A Dirty Job may be his funniest wittiest book yet although Lamb is pretty close This book has the average Beta male Charlie Asher his dead wife their newborn daughter little old Asian and Russian babysitters a jailbait goth girl store clerk expensive suits hellhounds Death Merchants Three Fingered Hu the drycleaner and his granddaughter Cindy Lou Huget it??? suirrels in tutus Filipino she male dating sites and a seven foot tall black record store owner driving a Cadillac Eldorado and dressed in green suits whose name is Minty Fresh AND it is dedicated to hospice workers and the important work they do How could you not love it?? Moore has a smart comical way of writing that just tickles my brain in that oh so delicious way that makes me just love language even and this book does not disappoint His surreal absurdist humor is sublime However he tempers that humour with a compassiona humanness an ability to make one look at universal truths and the human condition in this book's case death dying love how we deal with our fears and the death of those we love different tenents of world religions destiny the epic battle of good vs evil etc When one looks past the comedy one can see so much in his novels His writing is irreverent wickedly fun engaging thoughtful and leaves you smiling satisfied giggling and groaning and full of all sorts of metaphysical thoughts Moore thoroughly draws you into his uniue world and completely engages you And this book is set in San Francisco and is full of lovely little descriptions and anecdotes about the city which had me snickering and nodding as I love SF but even if you don't know the city it will make you feel like you'd like to I'm one of those people who when I read a book I enjoy this much love to jot down the poignant funny smart lines that really struck me or made me say now THIS is writing; with this book it was just too big a task There are delightful one liners peppered throughout beautiful passages and dialogue that has me snickering every other page All in all this book vies for the title My Favorite Moore Book and definitely for one of the funniest books I've ever had the pleasure of reading Try it you'll giggle you'll sigh you'll think Trust me Like Bear giggle snort

  8. F says:

    Such an odd story The only bit I did not like was the very imaginative ending I just can't deal with monsters and evil crow women or 50 creatures made out of mixed animal parts The characters were brillant Funny situations and funny conversations Loved the Russian and Chinese woman that looked after Sophie all the time strong like bearMy favourite uote from the book has to be Mrs Ling covered Sophie's eyes to shield her from the abomination her fathers' unwillingly journey into beastiliaty

  9. John Martin says:

    I struggled to find a pigeonhole for this book so I did a uick internet search to find some help This just confused me take your pick of genres dark humour supernatural horror absurdist fiction paranormal and Whatever it is I found it to be funnyIs it my usual fancy? Probably not I generally like my humorous reads to straddle the edge of believability and this went a bit further than that I accept though the boundaries of other people's imaginations can stretch a lot further than mineThe book is slickly written and it tweaked my funnybone uite a few times It is a good story with some wonderfully bizarre characters which I very much like I was fine with the sexual referencesI confess it took me six weeks to read this book But my sluggishness had much to do with my busy work schedule than the ease of the read Having cleared my work commitments I ripped through the last third of the book today I found the ending to be a rollercoaster with a nice little twist at the end

  10. Amanda says:

    After the birth of his daughter Charlie Asher mild mannered Beta Male finds his life upended and not just because he's become a new father Through a strange course of events he finds that he has been selected to be a Death Merchant harvesting the souls of the dead and helping them on their journey to transcendence The job unfortunately comes with a shit ton of problems such as being suspected of murder; hellhounds unexpectedly manifesting in his home; sewer harpies taunting him at every turn; encounters with an army of small nattily dressed chimera; the perpetual threat of the Forces of Darkness rising if he fails; and the disconcerting knowledge that his daughter can kill by simply pointing and uttering that most powerful and fear inducing of words kitty Plus Hi I'm Death With the big 'D' doesn't really work as a pick up line with the ladies He's got ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one His guide to his new lifestyle is The Great Big Book of Death which really isn't that big Or informative Really it's just a lot of cartoonish pictures with such helpful tips as In order to hold off the Forces of Darkness you will need a number two pencil and a calendar Death shops at Staples Sucks to be CharlieThere are a lot of words that I could throw around about Moore's writing zany wacky demented hilarious But let's go ahead and toss poignant on the list Trust me everything you expect from a Moore novel is here but one of the things I admire about his stories is that for all the strangeness getting stranger there's a well spring of compassion and respect for humanity in his work that can surface when you least expect it It should be no surprise that people die in a book about death but what may catch many off guard is the genuine respect Moore demonstrates for the passing of a human life and a keen understanding that Most of us don't live our lives with one integrated self that meets the world we're a whole bunch of selves When someone dies they all integrate into the soul the essence of who we are beyond the different faces we wear throughout our lives Moments like this are what elevate Moore's work above pure screwball comedic writing He has a keen understanding that life is absurdity and that humor is the best coping mechanism we haveCross posted at This Insignificant Cinder

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