Secondhand Souls: A Novel by Christopher MooreSecondhand Souls: A Novel by Christopher Moore

Secondhand Souls: A Novel

byChristopher Moore

Paperback | May 10, 2016

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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 . . .

Christopher Moore was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1957. He studied at Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, an insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a DJ. His first book, Practical Demonkeeping, was published in...
Title:Secondhand Souls: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061779792

ISBN - 13:9780061779794

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun follow-up to the first Even stranger but still really fun. He writes the best characters!
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than the first This is the sequel to A Dirty Job and I found it to be better than its predecessor. There is more background given in the book about the mythological and spiritual elements it drains on. I also thought the characters were portrayed with more depth in this novel. I took one star away because I found the resolution at the end of the book to be rather abrupt. Other than that, I enjoyed the book and found Moore to be funny and thought provoking.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Didnt go where i expected I have ready every one of his books, and this one took a left turn I wasnt expecting. Took me w little longer to really get into it, but once i did i had a hard time putting it down. Great sequel to A Dirty job :) #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-16

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“Disturbingly hilarious. And vice versa.”