I thought I was so used to your humor that I was getting jaded, but this article had me laughing out loud. Great work!
"Most killer whales are just 4 tons of dufus dressed up like a police car."
Christopher Moore from the book "Fluke"
My co-workers think I am a little touched...
The thought I painfully force into my head when I see dads fawning over Disney princesses.
Terry Patchett (read all but the last few), Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, Carl Hiaasen, and Christopher Moore are currently on my read list, although I throw in some Stephen King and Dean Koontz whenever I need something a little darker.
It was funny when I noticed that Christopher Moore was using a technique I had used for comedic effect, namely old people talking vividly about things young people find uncomfortable.
My own first publishable novel is approaching 110,000 words (on the second draft) and going strong. I just hit the first major climax on the way to the major showdown at the end of the book.
If you have suggestions for which book(s) I should go for next, I'm all ears...
Definitely read Practical Demonkeeping, if you haven't already, and the Island of the Sequined Love Nun. And the vampire series is good, but be sure to read them in order -- Blood Sucking Fiends, You Suck, then detour to Dirty Jobs to pick-up some crossover characters, and Bite Me.
A few of Moore's books haven't done that much for me -- I read Coyote Blue once, but I've never been able to finish a re-read, which is unusual for me. And I haven't been able to finish Sacre Bleu at all. Fool was good, but a little tough to read. And while I'm looking forward to the Serpent of Venice, I hope the best thing about it isn't its title :-).