I just got In Defense of Food and 2666 in the mail, and I"m halfway through the former. Good stuff, so far. Michael Pollan is pretty close to the kind of writer I aspire to be -- informative, creative, funny, and concise. These books are welcome additions to my queue after I unsuccessfully tried to find some good science fiction. I'm not a big SF/Fantasy guy -- as in, hardly any -- so I went for the ones on the Kindle that seemed to get the best reviews, which were Perdido Street Station and Night Watch. I couldn't make it past 20 pages in either, which probably says more about my tastes than it does about those specific books. What are you reading?