Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace. Almost a month's gone by and I can still feel the hold some of the essays have on me. He's one of America's best living writers, and as my own writing tends to focus on nonfiction, it serves as an inspiration. Plus it was funny as heck.
Elsewhere in January (click to read):
- American Shaolin by Matthew Polly
- Ringworld by Larry Niven
- Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal by Vern
- Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller
- Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson