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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Chris Moore book,
This review is from: A Dirty Job: A Novel (Paperback)Laugh-out-loud, snort-liquids-out-of-your-nose-and-dribble-them-down-your-chin, giggle-like-a-moron funny, this book manages to transcend the limits of its plot line (single male raising a baby discovers he is "Death") and not only deliver genuine moments of insane hilarity (the protagonist's sheer panic when his daughter develops a deadly finger, his mind-blinding astonishment when hell-hounds appear in his home and demonstrate their hell-houndliness) but also genuine pathos as this beta-male tries to live with his calling, his daughter, and a couple of dogs who eat toasters. Insanely good.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!,
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This review is from: A Dirty Job: A Novel (Paperback)I am commenting based on my boyfriend's opinion of the book. He loved it! He said it was funny and dark at the same time. Easy read, also.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT READ IN PUBLIC,
His books should be mandatory for anyone copntemplating suicide.
Keep up the marvy work Chris!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fast, Fantastic!,
This review is from: A Dirty Job: A Novel (Paperback)What a great view point made on death!
From hell hounds to sewer harpies to squirrel people... the city of San Fransisco happens to be the best backdrop for something this wild and crazy to actually happen in.
It holds some really soft points to ponder and with the wit of Christopher Moore, this story kept me up late at night enjoying an amazingly fun read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Are you new to Christopher Moore's world?,
This review is from: A Dirty Job: A Novel (Paperback)I was. I had read You Suck without knowing it was a sequel and totally enjoyed it. I thought I would give A Dirty Job a chance. Suspend your disbelief and enter this world of monsters and death in a green linen suit and you'll enjoy the ride. His characters are real, well...characters.
Charlie and his great family and neighbours as well as his quirky staff will have you smiling and laughing out loud. It also has some seriously creepy action (involving well dressed little beasts and sewer dwellers) and some seriously creepy sexy scenes. You'll be on the edge of your seat everytime someone's name is written down.
4.0 out of 5 stars Christopher Moore gets darker!,
This review is from: A Dirty Job: A Novel (Paperback)Although the storyline has its flaws and the author hits on a few "groaner" jokes, A Dirty Job aims for a target much lower on the cutesy scale that some of Moore's other books. This approach takes readers on journey to a dark, crude yet wildly intelligent, tongue-in-cheek place where horror-worthy creatures are made comical by his trademark perfect-punch-line sense of humor. He's one of the few authors to consistently make me laugh out loud, and this extra-dark addition to my Moore collection is no exception.
4.0 out of 5 stars funny,
the only negative comment i have about the book was that sometimes i felt like the author was trying to shock me with what he said, or the emotions in a certain passage seemed fabricated or covered by a smugness or disdain, but this was a faint undertone and isn't really representative of the book on the whole, but you can pick up on it if you look for it. but again, thats such a small part of the book that its almost irrelevant, but because of that fact i couldn't give it a five, but i guess its a 4.5,,, or 4.3. but it was a good book, my first by him, but it wont be the last. i recommend
5.0 out of 5 stars Sent Me Into Giggle Fits,
This review is from: A Dirty Job: A Novel (Paperback)Wow! This was a fabulous book. It was just so much fun! We start with an incredibly exciting and delicious demon story complete with hellhounds and The Morrigan. Then Moore has added an element of humour that is unmatched in anything I've read before; the only thing I can think of to compare it to is Monty Python humour. Very dark, dry, non-PC and sent me into occasional giggle fits.
The characters were pure joy. I really enjoyed Lily the goth girl. As I read this book I actually pictured it as a movie in my head. Maybe Joss Whedon could direct?
I read this in just over a day and could not put it down. I cannot wait to read another Christopher Moore book and if it's anywhere close to as good as this one, I know I will be reading all of his books. In fact, I'm going to go buy a copy of this book (this is a library copy) so I can read it again.
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow - quite the sense of humour!,
This review is from: A Dirty Job: A Novel (Paperback)Laughed out loud throughout and picked up alot of new sayings. This guy is funny and imaginative! First I've read of this author and I'm getting some more now - hope they are as good. Was nice and refreshing after "The Glass Castle" read (which was great - but a little heavy). When you need something light that's not about shopping or martini's or kids - this is the book for you - A definate original idea - I have never read one quite like this before - it's getting passed around my circle of friends as i write.
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A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore (Paperback - Mar 15 2007)
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