Once again Christopher Moore has delivered a funny,clever and totally believale book about a dark topic. Well developed plot and characters. This book was fun to listen too.
Sure, I'd love to hear your story....
I am so pleased Christopher Moore is slightly askew. Because he's not normal he writes the most entertaining books around. "A Dirty Job" is just the latest in what are some the most surprisingly unusual and funny books I've had the complete pleasure to read. Add to that a fabulous job by the narrator and this is just a delight. Don't expect normal, just enjoy.
It is very hard to give this book ONE star--but I did not see an alternative. I am so tired of the so-called supernatural being used with mortals with "no story" to back it up. What a waste of credit and money.
Maybe I'm just a fan of Susan Bennett's narration but I did not find this book entertaining in the least. The story was cute and I laughed out loud maybe once. I found myself daydreaming about other things, not paying attention to the audiobook, and not caring about rewinding and replaying the parts I missed. I'm a huge fan of Moore but I don't think I would pay for the sequel to this book if/when it comes out.
Thought the idea for the story had promise. Little did I know that the narration was going to be done in the most annoyingly whiney voice. I wasn't able to listen past the first chapter. Fortunately, this was not my first listen or I might have reconsidered the value of audible altogether.
Daddy, baby, Death
The equanimity with which the characters accept the fantastic things that happen. That, and Charlie hollering at the Morigan at sewer grates.
Oh, that's hard. I like Lily because she's such a good kid and wants not to be, so she's my favorite--today.
When Sophie shows up to save Charlie in the battle under the city.
This is a fun and entertainig look at death and Death that lets you read for pure entertainment or delve for deeper meaning. I'm an entertainment girl myself.
Wow. I guess Christopher Moore hates Asian people. Seriously folks, I haven't been this uncomfortable since I watched Mickey Rooney portray a Japanese guy in Breakfast at Tiffany's. It's that bad. In terms of horrible Asian stereotypes, the gang is all here in this book. There's a Chinese grandma who will cook and eat anything, including dead pets. There's a guy who runs an illegal fireworks shop in the back of his dry cleaning shop (a twofer, if you will). This same character's youngest granddaughter is named Cindy Lu Hu (just couldn't help yourself, could you, Moore?). Oh, and don't worry, there's a long, cringe-worthy scene at an Asian massage parlor. The list goes on, but you get the idea.
In short, don't give this racist jerk your time and money.
Dark, funny, enjoyable
Sophie for her potential!
Read very well, engaging and hilarious!
It made me laugh out loud
A divine book with dark humor, a must read for anyone needing a laugh!
One of my very favorite. I've probably listened to it half a dozen times.
Lamb, another Christopher Moore book. They are some of those rare books that make you laugh out loud until you start to cry. The characters are full and rich and you begin to experience the story from their sick and twisted point of view.
Blessed are the Beta Males
If you like to laugh when you read. Pick up a Christopher Moore book. Any book.