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This is an auction for A DIRTY JOB, by Christopher Moore.

“Moore is superb in this mock epic of death and love. Smart people will be enormously amused.”
- a *** starred *** review in Library Journal (US)

“Moore has been winningly adulterating horror with comedy for more than a decade, and his last novel, This book trades in Moore's usual small-town setting for glamorous San Francisco, where ridiculously apprehensive brand-new father Charlie Asher runs a secondhand shop. Charlie obsesses that little Sophie won't draw her next breath. Instead, his wife Rachel doesn't, and Charlie blames the seven-foot guy in the mint-green suit whom he intercepts in Rachel's room. Charlie eventually learns he has joined a tiny band, to which the tall intruder already belongs, whose members must collect soul vessels and keep them until their proper, necessarily soulless, next human receptacles come along. The book unfolds as a struggle between Charlie, who thinks he's supposed to be the new big cheese of death, and demons.”
- Booklist (US)

“It's certainly original. Even the harshest critic can't begrudge Christopher Moore his vivid imagination, satirical plots, and humor. Like a good sleight-of-hand artist, Moore builds up a huge reserve of goodwill to pull off his most demanding trick yet: laughing at death. The already-strained boundaries of his previous works stretch even further to produce this tale that critics praise for its "improbable humor" (New York Times) and courage in "embracing what we fear" (Washington Post).”
- Bookmarks Magazine (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2006.

384 pages.

A previous owner's name on the flyleaf. Otherwise, very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $5.50.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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