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...David Foster Wallace's article about David Lynch is fucking BRILLIANT.
Just an account of how to balls everything up, as much as humanly possible.
It's unusual non-fiction in the sense that it is a novelised reconstruction of the inquest into the largest single loss-of-life event in the UK during WWII - which was a mass panic and crushing at Bethnal Green Tube during an air-raid warning (there was actually no air raid)
It's probably not really what you're after but it's quite fascinating
found it on a bookshelf on holiday a few years back.
(although I may have spelt that incorrectly).
The title makes it sound like a work of fiction, but it isn't. It's about a high-profile murder which took place in the Victorian era.
What makes it more interesting is that police detectives were still a relatively new and novel concept when the crime took place - and in the Victorian era the idea of having a stranger pry into your life to try and solve a crime was almost as shocking as the murder itself.
It's really good...really good.
i should know, i work with these people....
Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S Thompson. Brilliant book, obviously it helps if you've got an interest in US politics but it's hugely entertaining and savagely funny.