Just finished reading Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery and let me tell you … bloody brilliant.
Think: Philip K. Dick channeled through Junot Diaz. Think: Pynchon writing The Hitchhiker’s Guide. The prose is fast and lucid and will keep you hooked until the last page.
The story revolves around Wendell Apogee and his chaotic quest to find his lover (subtly revealed) Manuel Gonzalez. Wendell drags himself through the underworld of New York as prophesies of doom (from the aptly named Church of Panic) start to come true when the Four Horsemen arrive. It’s a race against a winding down clock to find Manuel and stop the Horsemen from killing Wendell.
This unassuming sci-fi book never disappoints and is highly recommended by Stefan.