Friday, May 14, 2010

2010 book 123

Christopher Moore's A Dirty Job
After a man's wife dies and he's left to raise their infant daughter with the help of his sister and some eccentric widows that live in their building, he finds out he's been appointed as a Death Merchant--a person who collects souls to try and stave off the forces of darkness. Kind of like that show Dead Like Me, only he's not dead. It takes place in the same world as his vampire books and has several of those characters (most notably, the San Francisco cops who have to deal with a lot of weird crap), which is entertaining. Moore is kind of like a Californian Terry Pratchett with his world-building, though not quite as awesome. B+.

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