2008: #34 – A Dirty Job (Christopher Moore)

13771795 Book #34 was A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore.  The back of the book reads:

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.

I thought this was great! But if you’re offended by language, you should probably steer clear. We listened to this on a car trip this weekend, and laughed out loud a lot. There’s so much to tickle you here, from Charlie’s “beta-male”ness to Sophie’s puppies to Lily and Ray, Charlie’s (mostly) loyal employees. I plan to read many more of his books.

Page count: 405 | Word count: 114,218

2007: The Lucky Ones (Rachel Cusk)
2006: Memory in Death (J.D. Robb)
2005: Dead Wrong (Mariah Stewart)

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