One more fan bernhard; I have a bookshelf with all the PTerry paperbacks to date. If you like your antropomorphic entities to be as up-to- date with reality as can be be, hop over to The L-Space web for some introductions.
And if you are wondering about why PTerry's works are so special, maybe this dissertation on Postmodern Parody may go some way in explaining why so many of us like his work.
 However thin. Don't play with the fire of imagination, children. Reality is easily set alight!