Elliot Allagash, by Simon Rich. Very funny novel. bizarre characters, particularly Elliot who spends his life trying to fudge the system proving that money can buy you everything, except of course, happiness.
Welcome to Heaven, Inc., where the founder and CEO has been phoning it in. When God decides to retire, he announces that he'll destroy Earth--unless two hardworking angels can answer one prayer before the scheduled Armageddon.