A Dirty Job (Paperback)

By Christopher Moore

Harper Paperbacks, 9780060590284, 405pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2007

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Description

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.



Praise For A Dirty Job

“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)

“My top pick for laugh-out-loud reading . . . dark, dark, dark and funny, funny, funny.”
-Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Hilarious yet poignant.”
-Hartford Courant

“Outlandishly funny.”
-Syracuse Post-Standard

“One of the antic Moore’s funniest capers yet.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“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

“[A] wonderful, whacked-out yarn.”
-Publishers Weekly

“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

“[Moore’s] most speculative, tripped-out and deeply felt book to date.”
-The Oregonian (Portland)

“A bravura mix of the familiar and the hilariously original.”
-Denver Post

“[A DIRTY JOB] will keep a smile on your face long after you put it down.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Outstanding . . . The dialogue follows a zany illogic worthy of the Marx brothers.”
-Washington Post Book World

“Death, of course, is not usually a funny subject, but in the hands of Christopher Moore it sure is.”
-Hartford Courant

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