#WickedGoodReads With Scary Jobs

Wicked Good Reads With Scary Jobs


People can get into some sticky situations in books because of their occupations. Here are 4 books where the jobs would scare the heck out of me.

Rotters, Daniel Kauss

Grave Robber. I don’t think anyone starts out wanting to become a grave robber (or do they?), and in this book, it seems that if you do it long enough – you start going a little bat-shit crazy … that’s just reason #5,449 NOT to become join in this line of work in the first place. I mean, who in their right mind would actually want their kid to get into this gig?! And let me tell you “Baby” creeped me the fuck out.

Dust & Decay, Jonathan Maberry

Zombie Fighter. Dust & Decay shows that even if you survive a zombie apocalypse – being around in that kind of World means you’ve got to develop some zombie fighting skills real quick! It isn’t just killing the zombies, but in a World where you have to kill often – well, some of the living thrive in a mean & despicable way. They’re dangerous too.

Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake

Ghost Hunter. This is the classic “dangerous job.” Ghosts like Anna, are MEAN! You have to be a really bad-ass to be able to fight them, and slightly crazy to actually seek then out. Unfortunately, I don’t have skills like that – and I don’t think my mehtod – “close my eyes and pray they go away” – would work.

Cosmic Forces, Gregory Lamberson

Private Detective. Private investigator Jake Helman has battled a demon, his minions, the walking dead, and beings from the dimensions of the Sphere of Light and the Dark Realm. Is that all in a days work?! If so – count me out!!!

Is there a book you recently read that features someone with a dangerous job?

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  1. Maija Reads

    Oct 10

    I read Poison Study last month, where the protagonist is a poison taster. Yeah, not a great career. Also, the special agents in the Chew graphic novels seem to have it pretty rough.

  2. Anna freaked me out! She was feisty! I would not want that job.

  3. The hunters and scavengers in China Mieville’s Railsea 🙂

  4. Pamela D

    Oct 09

    In Feed by Mira Grant, bloggers have a pretty dangerous job, because most bloggers report on the zombie apocalypse

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