Damned If You Do: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jul 7, 2000 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Hades is dead and the Agency needs a replacement, a new apprentice to carry on its good work. After a vote, corpse number 72 18 9 11 12 13 49 is selected and promptly yanked from his grave, to serve a seven day trial sentence. Each day our hapless narrator is to assist Death in the killing of one unfortunate soul, but as he encounters each victim, and as he begins to grasp the functions of Death and the other three modern-day Horsemen, he begins to unlock strange memories of his own prior life. It is not until he understands the backhanded politics of the Four Horsemen's run-down row house, and the sinister circumstances of his predecessor's demise, that he can recognize his true purpose in, well, er, life...

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A brash and often gruesomely funny debut novel from England, offering the first-person testimony of a zombie.The nameless narrator is the loser in a lottery held by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaylol - LibraryThing

Well thought bit not I did not enjoy that much the way it's written. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Gordon Houghton attended Oxford University and currently lives in England. He is also the author of the novel, The Dinner Party. Dammed If You Do is his first book to be published in America.

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