History Literature / ADirtyJob

24th Nov '15 1:51:05 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Taken UpToEleven in "Secondhand Souls", wherein they take down [[Main/CrazyAwesome an entire Subaru, *and* the kayaks and assorted other shit inside for good measure!]]
12th Oct '15 12:15:24 PM UnitOmega
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Has a sequel, entitled ''Secondhand Souls''.
28th Sep '15 7:20:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Expy}}: Of Tom Flood from ''Literature/BloodsuckingFiends''. In the third book of the ''BloodsuckingFiends'' series, Jody lampshades the many, many similarities between Charlie Asher and Tommy Flood.

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* {{Expy}}: Of Tom Flood from ''Literature/BloodsuckingFiends''. In the third book of the ''BloodsuckingFiends'' ''Literature/BloodsuckingFiends'' series, Jody lampshades the many, many similarities between Charlie Asher and Tommy Flood.
18th Sep '14 7:52:20 PM TVRulezAgain
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A novel by ChristopherMoore, published in 2006. It deals with [[DeathTropes Death]], {{Psychopomp}}s and loss.

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A novel by ChristopherMoore, Creator/ChristopherMoore, published in 2006. It deals with [[DeathTropes Death]], {{Psychopomp}}s and loss.



* {{Epigraph}}: [[ChristopherMoore Moore]] quotes ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' at the start of the novel.

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* {{Epigraph}}: [[ChristopherMoore [[Creator/ChristopherMoore Moore]] quotes ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' at the start of the novel.



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: The "Beta Male" theory is explained in detail by ChristopherMoore. It boils down to the observation that the [[DoggedNiceGuy nice-but-average guys]] who make up most of the population win in the end after girls get kicked to the curb one time too many by the JerkJock and cutthroat businessman.

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: The "Beta Male" theory is explained in detail by ChristopherMoore.Creator/ChristopherMoore. It boils down to the observation that the [[DoggedNiceGuy nice-but-average guys]] who make up most of the population win in the end after girls get kicked to the curb one time too many by the JerkJock and cutthroat businessman.
24th Mar '13 8:43:56 PM LongLiveHumour
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Meet [[UnfazedEveryman Charlie Asher]], content and loving husband and owner of a thrift store in SanFrancisco. This all changes when his pregnant wife [[DeathByChildbirth dies after giving birth]] to their first and only child, Sophie. After her death Charlie finds that things are just [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore not the same]]. For starters, objects from his shop start to glow, he starts getting attacked by giant ravens and people start dropping dead all around him.

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Meet [[UnfazedEveryman Charlie Asher]], content and loving husband and owner of a thrift store in SanFrancisco.UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. This all changes when his pregnant wife [[DeathByChildbirth dies after giving birth]] to their first and only child, Sophie. After her death Charlie finds that things are just [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore not the same]]. For starters, objects from his shop start to glow, he starts getting attacked by giant ravens and people start dropping dead all around him.
13th Nov '12 4:49:03 PM shimaspawn
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* EyesOfGold: Minty Fresh.
21st Oct '12 4:15:48 PM Nocturna
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* IncrediblyLamePun: Minty Fresh grudgingly admits he was named after toothpaste.
22nd Jun '12 3:30:48 PM FELH2
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A man in a [[Literature/CoyoteBlue mint-green suit]] contacts Charlie and tells him that this is all happening because he is a Death Merchant, a sort of GrimReaper tasked with saving souls from the Forces of Darkness.

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A man in a [[Literature/CoyoteBlue mint-green suit]] contacts Charlie and tells him that this is all happening because he is a Death Merchant, a sort of GrimReaper tasked with saving souls from the Forces of Darkness.
Darkness.



* {{Epigraph}}: [[ChristopherMoore Moore]] quotes ''{{The Epic of Gilgamesh}}'' at the start of the novel.

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* {{Epigraph}}: [[ChristopherMoore Moore]] quotes ''{{The Epic of Gilgamesh}}'' ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' at the start of the novel.



* PleaseWakeUp: Averted in wherein Charlie's daughter Sophie [[spoiler: cries and tells him not to go when he leaves to fight the Morrigan but after it is finally officially revealed that she is the Luminatus (aka Big Death) simply says "Goodbye, Daddy" as Charlie passes on.]] Most. Tearjerking. Scene. Ever. [[spoiler: He got better. Kind of.]]

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* PleaseWakeUp: Averted in wherein Charlie's daughter Sophie [[spoiler: cries and tells him not to go when he leaves to fight the Morrigan but after it is finally officially revealed that she is the Luminatus (aka Big Death) simply says "Goodbye, Daddy" as Charlie passes on.]] Most. Tearjerking. Scene. Ever. [[spoiler: He got better. Kind of.]] ]]
27th May '12 8:36:31 PM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: Plenty. For one, Charlie goes to meet an old Chinese man named Three Fingered Hu. His grandaughter is named [[HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Cindy Lou Hu.]]

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* ShoutOut: Plenty. For one, Charlie goes to meet an old Chinese man named Three Fingered Hu. His grandaughter is named [[HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Cindy Lou Hu.]]Hu]].
24th Apr '12 7:26:22 PM strathadam
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** Also an example of FluffyTheTerrible.
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