First book I ever read from Terry Pratchett. Laughed since the first line!! Any others I have read have been just as awesomely funny from the Discworld series. Lately he's been writing for young readers. A bit more serious but really good, too. funny contrast! :) moving-pictures-2.jpg (479×800)
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman are major deities of writing. Though perhaps they'd prefer major devils instead. Either way, they're awesome. You'll need a healthy dose of irreverence and a rather open mind regarding witches, heaven, hell, mutability of objects, and intelligent design (in a very broad form).