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Yes, Moore has a delightfully prurient mind, and no doubt would rattle the morality c You know how it is when you finish a book and you actually wish it was an additional two hundred pages?
Yes, Moore has a delightfully prurient mind, and no doubt would rattle the morality code; wouldn't be surprised if his publisher has warned him to tone it down or would they?
Moore is basically the horny fifteen-year-old jester who sat in the back of class in junior high and lets his wry yet funny witticisms delight sniggering classmates and frustrate humorless teachers who secretly enjoy them even if they can't show it.
He just hasn't grown up, and we the readers are beneficiaries of his humor. We're not talking Shakespeare or Cormac McCarthy, no.
But we are expecting a fun frolic, and would have to say this is one of his better efforts, as I chortled at something on just about every page.
Loved the characters, from the regular crew to the Squirrel People. There also was a completeness to this volume, although I hope that doesn't mean he will end this story line as he usually does these in threes, though I wouldn't mind him tacking on new volumes to his other mini-series.
He is one of a handful of writers I find myself recommending to friends and acquaintances the most. The only sad thing about finishing this book is that now I have to go back into a holding pattern for about a year for the next one unless he is well along on a new bookwe can only hope.
The characters in this book are off the hook weird and funny. IMHO Dirty Deeds was a little more laugh out loud funny but this one had a great story and is a good Segway to the next in the series.
Clearly I've missed something by diving into the second book of a series, butChristopher Moore recaps previous events well and often.
What you have here is a world where people are 'chosen' to become Grim Reapers - yes, plural Grim Reapers, because it really is too big a job for one person.
Charlie was a recipient of theBig Book of the Dead last around, had the recommended kitty calendar, carried around a 2 pencil, and ultimately sacrificed himself to stop a Celtic banshee from destroying San Francisco.
Or, at least that's what the world believes. In reality, his Buddist nun girlfriend saved him from that fate, cobbling together a new body out of lunch meat and animal parts - a 14 inch body, with a 10 inch penis.
Yup, and we're just getting started. There's also a seven-year-old daughter, who used to be princess of the Underworld, but whose powers have deserted her along with the hellhounds who protected her.
Suffice to say, since his replacement couldn't be bothered to actually collect any of the souls that came so conveniently penciled in on his kitty calendar, it falls to Charlie to save the world.
Fortunately, he's not alone - aiding him in this insanity are the aforementioned horny Buddist nun and profanity-charged daughter, along with a tiny crocodile wizard, a gang of Squirrel People, a retired cop, a bridge painter, the weirdly eccentric Emperor of San Francisco, and a Goth girl turned inappropriate suicide hotline counselor.
The plot itself is pretty basic, with your requisite dark powers trying to take over the world, but it's really secondary to the characters and the comedy.
To be honest, I think we were halfway through the story before the villain even stepped onto the stage. It's a book that bordered on tedious or repetitive at times, but the frantic swing between satire and slapsitck, not to mention irreverence and political incorrectness, keeps you on your toes.
Secondhand Soulsis a book that certainly owes a debt to Pratchett and Gaiman, but which seems tailored more for a Hangover or Neighbors generation.
Funny, funny stuff, with scenes that will stick with you long after you forget what it was really about. Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins Disclaimer: I received a complimentary ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for review consideration.
This does not in any way affect the honesty or sincerity of my review. Look, I worship at the altar of Christopher Moore just as much as the next hilarious-yet-irreverent-fiction fan, but this just did not work for me.
A Dirty Job was already one of my less favorite of the Moore canon, so I guess I shouldn't have expected much from the sequel. But this literally read like a bad Christopher Moore fan-fiction written by a team of stoned college sophomores.
I laughed at the patented Moore-isms. I thought the dynamic duo of Mrs. Ling and Mrs. Korchev was No. Korchev was deployed to excellent comedic effect.
I was mildly intrigued at the plot link back to Coyote Blue. I was impressed at the breadth of dong jokes.
It was nice to see Abby Normal and Lilly in action together. I guess it was better than not having a new Christopher Moore book to read I would definitely have preferred this one didn't exist than that I felt compelled to read it.
Other than that there's nothing much positive to say. What the hell happened here? A Dirty Job was already seriously reaching for a coherent set of rules to hold together it's fantasy world plot.
But this one Lest I beat a dead horse I'll wrap this up. Let it never be said that I can't find fault with one of my favorite authors.
It's a sequel to a favorite book of mine, by a favorite author, with some of my favorite characters of his, set in a city I adore.
It's full of snark, and irreverence, and humor, and completely whacko situations, and a touch of philosophy. You expected I wouldn't like it?
Thank you so much to library thing and the publishers for sending this one my way. It came while I was ill, and everyone knows laughter is the best medicine.
It's been too long since I read A Dirty Job , but this was an enjoyable sequel anyway. Still, it went on too long.
I would have enjoyed it far more if it had been quite a bit shorter. Like its predecessor, it's fairly forgettable.
It's just a funny-once kind of read. Very well narrated. I don't think I would have enjoyed it nearly as much in print.
The narrator really captured the characters. Love this book! I got it as an advanced reader copy and couldn't put it down!
I need more Sophie; she is easily my favorite character! The way she mouths off like a sailor but infinitely more creative than just the constant f-bombs and the wide eyed innocence only a 7 yr old can pull off, what's funnier than a mouthy kid or grandma if you're not the one having to discipline them?
I'm not sure if my favorite part was from her interaction with the drag nuns, or telling a strange man that she named Love this book!
I'm not sure if my favorite part was from her interaction with the drag nuns, or telling a strange man that she named the pony she was coloring Sparkle Darkle Glitter-tits just to get a reaction.
There was also a bit much fun with Wiggly Charlie, the affection name for Squirrel People Charlie, the poor over-compensated meat bag holding human Charlie's soul.
The rest of the cast was great support, but I'm really hoping this is followed up with teenage Sophie threatening to sic the "goggies" on everyone if she doesn't get chocolate and a date with a cute boy, or heaven forbid, "kitty" anyone fool enough to challenge her at the wrong time.
Christopher Moore's novels are additive. Besides the info in the "book description", it's a lot of fun reading the book!
The story is fascinating with out of the world imagination, which I got a total kick out of. His writing is good and dialogs are humorous.
Highly recommend. Why does this have to be so expensive?! View all 11 comments. Sophie seems to have lost her mojo at the same time that some freaky stuff starts going down again in San Francisco.
The Squirrel People are restless, ghosts are swarming the Golden Gate Bridge, and there's a man in a yellow suit drifting around stirring up trouble.
What's going on this time? What this feels like is a contractual obligation. My guess is that Christopher Moore signed a deal for a follow- Sophie seems to have lost her mojo at the same time that some freaky stuff starts going down again in San Francisco.
My guess is that Christopher Moore signed a deal for a follow-up to A Dirty Job , time was up, so he knocked this out.
I wasn't impressed. I may have chuckled once or twice this go 'round. Charlie's new body was funny at the end of the first book but once it's sustained for a while and some obvious drawbacks are pointed out, it just got disturbing.
Like, I-wish-I-could-scrub-this-image-from-my-mind disturbing. And, yes, thank you, I do actually have an overdeveloped sense of potty humor.
But too far is actually too far. The characters were just kind of more of the same. That should be good since I loved them before, but everybody changes at least a little bit over a year or so.
Not these characters. The bad guy s are back. Well, there's a different, surprising, leader but the rest is the same.
I think we got all the laughs we could out of beating these villains up the first time. I miss Mrs. They got a scene or two and they were amusing but that was it.
There was a lot more of Lily this time around, and she was funny. Abby Normal shows up for a couple of pages in a throwaway scene.
I could go on, but I guess I'll sum this up with "Same characters, only slightly different story. I was probably jet-lagged while I read this, so maybe I just missed it.
But they tell these long stories, some funny, some sad, some just random, for no apparent reason. Padding the page count? I don't know.
I saw absolutely no purpose. Somehow, A Dirty Job was funny and crass in a way that I liked but it still had heart. Charlie was doing his best despite being overwhelmingly unprepared for the job.
The Emperor is trying to save his city. Death is more than a punchline, and hospice workers are angels on earth. I found that all to be missing now.
I have loved Christopher Moore in the past, and luckily I still have quite a few books from his back catalog left to read, because I think I may be done with him now.
I haven't really enjoyed any of his work since Except for Bite Me. I do love Abby Normal. As I write this, the average rating on GoodReads is almost 4.
This one just wasn't for me. Christopher Moore fans will obviously read it. I'll just say it: Christopher Moore can pretty much do no wrong.
Enormous lizards? Artificial whales? Stupid angels and Jesus? Shakespeare, Impressionist painters For ultra-weird but extremely funny and even touching stories, you really can't beat the Author Guy's books.
Secondhand Souls is a sequel to A Dirty Job, which is just an awesomely funny, entertaining, vulgar, crazy tale -- and Secondhand Souls lives up to it, not quite perfectly, but awfully darn close.
The char I'll just say it: Christopher Moore can pretty much do no wrong. The characters we love are back, in different places in their lives and even in different bodies , but still themselves.
Plus, there are some memorable new characters, including a Golden Gate Bridge painter named Mike, a mysterious man dressed all in yellow, and a banshee, among others.
San Francisco itself is a star, and seeing such a crazy adventure unfold in our beloved city is at least half the fun.
Who am I kidding? It's all fun. The logic of the story gets a little thin at times, but it doesn't really matter. If you're a Christopher Moore fan, you need to read this.
And if you've never had the pleasure, I'd say put this one on hold and read at least A Dirty Job -- and possibly a few others -- before picking up Secondhand Souls.
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In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can't be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's delightfully funny sequel to A Dirty Job.
Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected.
Someone—or something—is stealing them and no one knows In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can't be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's delightfully funny sequel to A Dirty Job.
Someone—or something—is stealing them and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge.
Death Merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else. He's trapped in the body of a fourteen-inch-tall "meat" waiting for his Buddhist nun girlfriend, Audrey, to find him a suitable new body to play host.
To get to the bottom of this abomination, a motley crew of heroes will band together: the seven-foot-tall death merchant Minty Fresh; retired policeman turned bookseller Alphonse Rivera; the Emperor of San Francisco and his dogs, Bummer and Lazarus; and Lily, the former Goth girl.
Now if only they can get little Sophie to stop babbling about the coming battle for the very soul of humankind Get A Copy.
Published July 16th by Goldmann Verlag first published August 25th More Details Original Title. Grim Reaper 2.
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A bridge full of unclaimed souls, and a powerful Lemon threatening the world. Absurdity at it's finest.
A few years after Charlie's noble sacrifice, and the death of many other death merchants, uncollected souls keep pilling up, unable to re-enter the cycle of life.
These lost souls unbalance an already precarious death and life order, and new dark powers emerge to restore balance, by any means necessary.
The Morrigan threatening to strike again, and an almighty Lemon leading the way. A worthy se A bridge full of unclaimed souls, and a powerful Lemon threatening the world.
A worthy sequel. Some very good moments and a few laughs here and there. Humorous, yet not so much as to be hilarious. Although Charlie Asher still holds the spotlight, for me the Lily and Wiggly Charlie bits were the best of the book.
And Sophie's fierce directness was something beyond adorable. An entertaining funny read, and a nice ending to this weird duology.
Estas almas perdidas desbalancean un ya precario orden de la vida y la muerte, y nuevos oscuros poderes emergen para restaurar el equilibrio, por cualquier medio necesario.
Una valiosa secuela. Humorosa, pero no tanto como para ser hilarante. View all 27 comments.
I guess I am a Christopher Moore junky, I am compelled to read his books. I must. I needed to read. But I got this way for a reason — Moore can write, and his is an imagination that is twisted just right, like a Hunter S.
Readers find our old friends Minty Fresh, Inspector Rivera and Lily and the gang uncovering more paranormal hijinks and supernatural ins, outs and what have yous.
Moore, despite his penchant for profanity, irreverence and lowbrow humor is an erudite practitioner and his prose is crisp and moves along well.
Fantasy readers will also enjoy his inclusion of occult and mythological elements as well as a more than passing knowledge of eastern philosophy.
Good fun from a writer who knows all about writing entertaining books. View all 15 comments. I'm not feeling a long review for this audiobook, but I do feel that I should say something , so here it goes: 1.
Fisher Stevens is an excellent narrator and this audio performance is no exception. He did all the voices so well and with such gusto-I love this guy.
Christopher Moore is hilarious. Sometimes juvenile, but that's okay with me. With characters like Minty Fresh and Lemon Fresh and phrases like "Shy Dookie" that was a pet name for someone who could only poop at home , how can you n I'm not feeling a long review for this audiobook, but I do feel that I should say something , so here it goes: 1.
With characters like Minty Fresh and Lemon Fresh and phrases like "Shy Dookie" that was a pet name for someone who could only poop at home , how can you not succumb to laughter, even if it is a bit silly?
This audio book was a lot of fun and I recommend it to fans of this kind of humor! View all 14 comments.
Since I became a widow five years ago, death has been no laughing matter If you have a sense of humor, or even if you don't, Secondhand Souls is a marvelous read that is the best of Moore.
Along with King, Hiassen, Tim Dorsey, I sometimes worry about Moore's mental state but as long as he writes hilarious books like this one it's also a good meditation on death , I'll read the Since I became a widow five years ago, death has been no laughing matter Along with King, Hiassen, Tim Dorsey, I sometimes worry about Moore's mental state but as long as he writes hilarious books like this one it's also a good meditation on death , I'll read them and hope the shrinks keep their paws off his brain matter.
View 2 comments. Charlie and the other 'Death Merchants' of San Francisco, whose job is to collect souls from the dying and pass them on to new bodies, have been shirking their responsibilities.
Thus there are thousands of loose souls in the city, a situation that 3. Thus there are thousands of loose souls in the city, a situation that opens a door to the Underworld and allows weird and murderous creatures to come through.
These deadly creatures include a banshee - who warns of trouble and swipes a stun gun; The Morrigan - a trio of women demons who eat souls to become solid; And Lemon Fresh - an Underworld honcho who favors yellow suits and a yellow car.
The first order of business is to get Charlie a human body, which turns out to be Mike Sullivan - a well-built, nice-looking fellow whose job is to paint the Golden Gate Bridge.
For various reasons Mike was planning to jump off the bridge anyway Other members of Charlie's team include a Buddhist nun, a retired cop, a crisis-center counselor, a homeless man, a book store owner, and others.
Also on hand is Charlie's seven year old potty-mouthed daughter Sophie who happens to be the 'Great Death' who can kill with a word and Sophie's two goggies enormous black hellhounds.
Sophie and the 'aunties' and 'grannies' who take care of her are some of the funniest characters in the story.
Other entertaining characters are ghosts at the Golden Gate Bridge who have stories to tell and the 'squirrel people' made of animal parts that live under the Buddhist center.
All kinds of kooky and sometimes deadly occurrences eventually lead to the story's climax, where Charlie's team goes head to head with the Underworld creatures.
Though the story is a sequel it can be read as a standalone. I thought the book was fun and entertaining and I'd highly recommend it to readers who who like off-beat humor and out-of-the-box characters.
View all 6 comments. Want Banshees? Want rodent people possessed by the souls of the dead? Want a list of heroes including a goth chick, a Buddhist monk, a police detective, a two foot tall alligator-mutant with a foot long.
Moore is always so wonderfully wired and wacky. This book and the dualogy that it is part of are so nonsensical, but so perfect at the same time.
Sometimes when I read authors that are "out there", I Want Banshees? Sometimes when I read authors that are "out there", I quickly loose interest, but Moore just usually does it right.
Be sure to read A Dirty Job before this one or you will be totally lost. A Dirty Job was one of my first Moore books, and also my favorite, so I was excited to find out there was a sequel in the works, and when I saw my library had it, I just had to get it.
So it's with some level of disappointment that I must report that I didn't really like it all that much. One of the big disappointments was that Sophie, who you would expect to be a pretty main character in this story, is pretty much relegated to second-tier player, again, and doesn't really do all that much - becau A Dirty Job was one of my first Moore books, and also my favorite, so I was excited to find out there was a sequel in the works, and when I saw my library had it, I just had to get it.
One of the big disappointments was that Sophie, who you would expect to be a pretty main character in this story, is pretty much relegated to second-tier player, again, and doesn't really do all that much - because reasons.
As to the story itself, there is both too much going on, and not enough. There are several subplots which all tie in together, but none of which felt actually developed or all that interesting.
I mean, the first half of the book barely even had the bad guys. It's mostly just Charlie and Co sitting around and talking about stuff going to happen, and waiting for things to happen.
And I didn't like Lily. Lily is no substitution for Abby. I barely even remembered Lily from before. I did, however, enjoy Wriggly Charlie.
Oh, speaking of before, this books reminds us of what happened in the last book - which is good, because it's been awhile and I'd forgotten some details - but the problem is it keeps reminding us.
It's almost like a bunch of old friends sitting around, drinking a beer, and remembering their glory days These days are not the glory days.
Anyway - Lastly, the humor. Moore has always been a mixture of wry one-liners and potty-humor. I tend to prefer the former, but Fool had a good deal of the latter, and I still enjoyed that, a bit, in its context.
But this book just didn't have any laugh-out-loud moments, and only a handful of chuckle-worthy moments.
I mean, the highlight of the humor seemed to be that view spoiler [the alligator body Charlie was stuck in had a giant schlong that was too big for his body, and he would pass out if he got erect.
Overall - just not impressed and ultimately disappointed that this was to follow up to 'Dirty Jobs'. View all 4 comments. I got into Christopher Moore years ago after picking up a copy of Lamb at my old job, and I loved it.
I quickly devoured the rest of his books that we regularly got in, and while there were some gross missteps in those spurts of binge reading Fluke, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove , I generally thought that his books were funny, irreverent, and with a lot of heart.
I actually would tell people to go read both Lamb and Good Omens because despite their different senses of humor, I thought tha I got into Christopher Moore years ago after picking up a copy of Lamb at my old job, and I loved it.
I actually would tell people to go read both Lamb and Good Omens because despite their different senses of humor, I thought that they compliment each other well.
As I mentioned, I had loved A Dirty Job when I first read it, and I still think that there are some good elements to the idea of that story—specifically, the idea of dealing with and gradually accepting death by encountering it on a daily basis.
A seven-year-old former Death who regularly curses is funny the first few times. At all. Especially with Sophie referring to Lemon Fresh as she does and the entire existence of Mrs.