(3 out of 5 Stars)

A Dirty Job is a fun, irreverent, and weird novel. Moore wrote some crazy, potentially offensive stuff in this book. The story line is off-beat and engaging, if a bit predictable at times. My only real criticism is I feel that Sophie (Charlie’s daughter), was generic, especially given her role. She doesn’t develop much over the course of the book (other than aging) and has little impact on plot development. Sophie almost feels like an after thought. The rest of the cast was compelling and ridiculous (in a good way). I laughed out loud during several scenes. Overall, the novel was enjoyable. This was my first Christopher Moore book, and I felt a real Stephen King/Dean Koontz vibe.

 

Author website: www.chrismoore.com

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