Imagine, if you will, that Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett had a love child. That child turned out to be Christopher Moore. His godparents consisted of Douglas Adams, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost. Then you might conceive of the brilliance that is John Connolly's The Gates. Wickedly funny, awesome characters...reading this was like reading an offshoot of "Good Omens". I hope John Connolly continues to write books like this!