A Dirty Job (Compact Disc)
— Cole is always reading. You can trust what he says.
This book unveils the life of Charlie Asher after the passing of his wife and the discovery of a large green suited man standing over her. Learn and laugh with Charlie as he deals with being an owner of a thrift store, and a worker for death. Along the way he is thrown into the most dangerous situations of battling sewer demons and raising a daughter whose pets keep mysteriously dying, until of course she gets some dogs from the underworld. This book is not all jokes though, for along this gripping plot you’ll find Charlie Asher understanding the biggest conundrum of all: what is death and how do you deal with it? I rated this book so high for its magnificent combination of humor, mind boggling mystery, while still maintaining a serious approach on the philosophy of death." ~Cole
Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy, the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant. And Charlie's been lucky. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy, and who is about to have their first child.
Yes, Charlie's doing okay. That is, until the day his daughter, Sophie, is born. Just as Charlie turns to go home, he sees a strange man in mint-green golf wear at his wife's bedside, a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird. . . .
People start dropping dead around him. It seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it.
Bestselling author Christopher Moore now shines his comic light on the undiscovered country we all eventually explore -- death and dying -- and the results are hilarious, heartwarming, and a hell of a lot of fun.
About the Author
Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Fisher Stevens, a co-founder of the Naked Angels Theatre, has starred on Broadway in Torch Song Trilogy and Brighton Beach Memoirs; his extensive film and TV credits include Bob Roberts, Reversal of Fortune, Brother from Another Planet, Frasier, and Friends.