Book #34 was A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. The back of the book reads:
Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy with a normal life, married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. They’re even about to have their first child. Yes, Charlie’s doing okayâ€”until people start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Charlie Asher, it seems, has been recruited for a new position: as Death.
It’s a dirty job. But, hey! Somebody’s gotta do it.
I thought this was great! But if you’re offended by language, you should probably steer clear. We listened to this on a car trip this weekend, and laughed out loud a lot. There’s so much to tickle you here, from Charlie’s “beta-male”ness to Sophie’s puppies to Lily and Ray, Charlie’s (mostly) loyal employees. I plan to read many more of his books.
Page count: 405 | Word count: 114,218