I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
And now we have a pet death.
Also: I hope that, on top of everything else, Robin's pets don't die of starvation while she's trying to hide from the bad guys.
ETA: I posted too soon - it got worse. The bad guy then shot the dead pet in the head in front of his owner, to make things extra gory. You know, it's a good thing this wasn't my first book by Scalzi, or I'd probably be reluctant to read anything else by him.