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A Dirty Job: A Novel de Christopher Moore
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A Dirty Job: A Novel (2006 original; edició 2006)

de Christopher Moore

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Charlie Asher, a neurotic and anxious hypochondriac who hates change, confronts the challenges of being a widower and a single parent when his wife dies of a freak medical condition on the day his new daughter, Sophie, is born.
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Títol:A Dirty Job: A Novel
Autors:Christopher Moore
Informació:William Morrow (2006), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 400 pages
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Ooh, I hated this. Oh, you guys, I hated it. I hated the repetitive Beta Male bullshit, the cutesy attempts at edgy humor, and the shocking amount of aggressive hipster racism. And worst of all, a great idea was completely squandered with a meandering plot and samey dialogue. I'm stunned at how much I hated this since I really liked the last Moore book I read (Lamb). Honestly this has made me leery to try another one. Bad, bad, bad. ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
It’s been a long time since I read A Dirty Job, but damn it’s still a pretty funny book! There are definitely some problematic elements (what book doesn’t have them), but it’s impossible not to get caught up in the drama of the recently widowed, newly made Death Merchant Charlie Asher! What I like about the book most, besides its comedy and continual action, is how much it reframes the concept of death through its discussion. Moore deftly blends elements of funerary culture from various religions (Jewish, Celtic, Buddhist, to name a few that I actively recognize), holding absolutely none of them sacred in his interpretations, and gives us a perspective the reinforces the natural elements of the life cycle without focusing on the religious aspects of things too much. Asher does, after all, redistribute souls through what is essentially a junk shop, and this is 100% okay because it’s part of the greater cycle of life and death and everyone gets where they need to go in the end. Ultimately it’s a strange little novel when you dig into the thematic premises, but that’s part of what makes it so fun! ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Oddly enough, this is the book that Lamb (by the same author) should have been - a raucous comedy that takes its subject seriously (albeit in a subversive fashion). I think this book succeeds where Lamb ultimately failed because the story is Moore's own and isn't tied to history. The looming crucifixion effectively drained all of the comedy out of Lamb, whereas the ultimate showdown in A Dirty Job managed to be a serious matter and absurdly funny at the same time. This is easily Moore's best book, and I look forward to what he has in store next. ( )
  unsquare | Feb 16, 2021 |
My expectations may have been too high due to Lamb, but this just didn't click for me. I anticipated a much funnier, laugh-out-loud book, which it wasn't. I gave it about 50 pages before putting it down. Just wasn't interested.
  JustZelma | Dec 20, 2020 |
So fucking awesome. Hilarious. ( )
  Cliff_F | Sep 11, 2020 |
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What you seek, you shall never find.
For when the Gods made man,
They kept immortality for themselves.
Fill your belly.
Day and night make merry,
Let Days be full of joy,
Love the child that holds your hand.
Let your wife delight in your embrace,
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This book is dedicated to Patricia Moss, who was as generous in sharing her death as she was in sharing her life.

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To hospice workers and volunteers all over the world.
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Charlie Asher walked the earth like an ant walks on the surface of water, as if the slightest misstep might send him plummeting through the surface to be sucked to the depths below.
Thing settled in the City of Two Bridges, and all the dark gods that had been rising to erupt out over the world remembered their place and returned to their domains deep in the Underworld. (Epilogue)
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'I don't even want to make her eat her green beans for fear she'll KITTY me.'
'I'm sure you have some kind of immunity.'
'The Great Big Book says that we're not immune to death ourselves. I'd say the next time a kitten comes on the Discovery Channel my sister could be picking out caskets.'
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