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Secondhand souls por Christopher Moore
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Secondhand souls (edição 2015)

por Christopher Moore, Christopher Moore

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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 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 puppet" 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 . . .… (mais)
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Título:Secondhand souls
Autores:Christopher Moore
Outros autores:Christopher Moore
Informação:New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
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Avaliação:****
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As much as I enjoyed reading this book, it's pretty obvious that it doesn't quite stand up to the first book in this series (A Dirty Job). The plot is a bit more wander-y (swapping viewpoints randomly, going back to rehash events, etc), and the joke's are clearly not his best material (the best ones happenned the first time around, so these sound a little more contrived), but thankfully the characters are just as entertaining to keep us engaged. I hope that Moore does another stand-alone novel for his next effort though, as that seems to be where he is at his best. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
There is something going on with souls in San Francisco but nobody really knows what it is or how to stop it so they just spend a long time trying to get a dead guy trapped in a "meat puppet" a new body. This book tries so hard to be hip, absurd, and funny that it ends up being uncomfortable rather than any of the things it's trying to be (like when a stand up comic is bombing but just keeps on going on with his act). There are, lots of penis and boob references, kids swearing for no reason, mythological creatures, and hipster references but not much character development or plot. The ending was entertaining and a couple of the characters were fun, but I felt like most of the book was just trying to make a transition from where the previous book in the series left off to where the new story would start and secondary stories that the author was trying to tie into this book's plot. I'd rate this book 2.5 stars if Goodreads allowed half stars. I receives a free ARC of this book through Goodreads First Reads Giveaways.
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  SteveKey | Jan 8, 2021 |
"Bitches love cushions"
words of wisdom from the gods
I need a Hellhound. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
Charlie Asher lives as a resurrected soul in a miniscule meat puppet that his Buddhist nun girlfriend made for him. He used to be a Death Merchant before getting killed by one of the Morrigan, and now that his seven-year-old sailor-mouthed daughter, who happens to be "the Big D" (i.e. Death), is in danger from a new sinister, lemon-color clothed Big Bad, he needs to figure out how to get a life-sized body again so he can save her. There are also a crap-ton of ghosts stuck on/in/around the Golden Gate Bridge, with only a bridge painter and a frustrated former goth girl to help them. So, yeah.

I love Moore so much. His plots are absolute insanity, his characters perfectly weirdly human (and therefore delightfully lovable), and his dialogue is so clever and funny it makes me giddy. ( )
  scaifea | Apr 24, 2020 |
Part two to "A Dirty Job". The return to Charlie Asher, his family and friends. You will have to read the previous book but if you are a Moore fan, this series will entertain. Again, another battle between death and forces darker than death. A perplexing mystery surrounding who has the rights to collecting and dispersing the souls of the dead.
  Don2020 | Mar 26, 2020 |
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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 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 puppet" 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 . . .

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