I love this book. It is a trip through absurdity. The hero steps up from driving a cab to becoming and literary agent and goes on to his present job as a secret slush pile inspector; all without losing an exaggerated sense of his own importance. If you want a light-hearted read, this is the book for you. If you ever wanted to be a slush pile inspector, this is the book for you. If you have a longing to be a literary agent, this is a book that will show you how not to go about it. Have fun.