What are your favorite modern fiction books, and why? Asked by Justas Janauskas
Here are some lesser known gems:
The Contortionist's Handbook - Craig Clevenger - interesting look at mental health issues through a prism of mystery (fans of early works of Chuck Palahniuk will enjoy for sure).
Savage Girl - Alex Shakar - good example of postirony, candid and entertaining look at modern cool-hunters, marketing/pr influencers (coined the fascinsting concept of 'paradessence'). Decades ahead of its time.
Microserfs - Douglas Copeland - humorous, satiric, insightful look into the minds and lives of developers - the modern tech serfs toiling on their digital fields (while secretly building their passion projects at night). Again - decades ahead of its time.