Christopher Moore never disappoints, but Secondhand Souls is a special treat because it brings back all the wonderful characters from A Dirty Job and lets them play out the plot to its conclusion. If you haven’t read Dirty Job first, go directly to jail, do not collect $200. Or you know, go back to read it first. That’ll work too.
In my view the Dirty Job series is his best work aside from The Stupidest Angel – my all time favorite. I know a lot of research goes into his books set in the past, but I think his books set in the present let him really concentrate on his wacky characters and convoluted plots. If I want history I’ll buy me a nice Mark Kurlansky.
Folks who enjoy Christopher Moore should really try A. Lee Martinez.
Next stop Origins Games Fair in Columbus. Stop by the Blood & Cardstock Booth at the back of the 700 row for a free button and excerpt from Backstage.