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.
Topics: Death, Funny, Supernatural Powers, San Francisco Bay Area, Black Humor, United States of America, Dark, Grief, Macabre, and The Afterlife
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Fast forward to College and I discovered this amazing HBO show "Dead Like Me" about a bunch of people who become reapers. They get the first name of the person who is going to die on a POST IT NOTE and have to claim the soul before they die.
Fast forward to me reading this book. Kind of disappointed. The similarities to "Dead Like Me" (come on, Moore! Seriously!) and "On a Pale Horse" I had to force my way through the beginning. This is my problem with Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse. Love Sookie and Love True Blood but Twilight just isn't different enough to make me interested in it.
The premise of "A Dirty Job" is different enough that it can exist on its own but unfortunately for me I think that I've spent far too long in the realm of Literature and had a hard time taking the book lightly. It's difficult for me to let go and just enjoy a good "fluff" book.
That being said, I enjoyed reading it even though it was a struggle and I would highly recommend this to anyone who is not a boring book snob like myself. At the end of the day it's hilarious, a light read, and a fun one at that. :)more
I've found a new favourite author, someone who makes me laugh as much as Terry Pratchett, Tom Robbins, or Douglas Adams yet wears his learning very lightly.
I never felt that I was being lectured at, but saw underneath the hip cynicism a sacred respect for the dying.more
Although the ending was kind of predictable.more