VACATION BY JEREMY SHIPP
I just blogged about Jeremy C. Shipp's short novel Vacation on the Amazon book blog.
This is a startling first novel by a refreshingly sharp talent. I can't tell you there aren't some rough edges here and there, but that's trifling compared to the originality on display. It's what I kind of hoped Gray by Armstrong would be.
Anyway, you really should check this novel out. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Too few writers out there display the sharpness and satirical acumen of Shipp.