Hmmm, let me use this to drop in a recommendation for Robert Rankin. If you like Pratchett, but want to go darker, he's you're man.
in reply to The sort of fiction you're most likely to find me reading:
Particularly the Brentford Trilogy and the Armaggeddon Trilogy - is there anyone who doesn't find the idea of Elvis travelling in time with a Brussel Sprout called Barry an interesting idea? Yes, "Nostradamus ate my hamster", "The dance of the voodoo handbag", "Raiders of the lost car park". And who can forget "The sprouts of wrath".
Ahhh, the classics...