I'm reading The Simoqin Prophecies again. Parts of it really crack me up. Sampler:
"You must remember that he's a very new Death"
"A new Death?"
"The old Death died"
"The old Death died?"
"He was a very old Death"
:). Also read "Keep the Aspidistra flying" by George Orwell. A book about a young poet who declares war on the Money God. Pretty good.