"The Night Land" ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Land "H. P. Lovecraft's essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature" describes the novel as "one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written". Clark Ashton Smith wrote of it that "In all literature, there are few works so sheerly remarkable, so purely creative, as The Night Land. Whatever faults this book may possess, however inordinate its length may seem, it impresses the reader as being the ultimate saga of a perishing cosmos, the last epic of a world beleaguered by eternal night and by the unvisageable spawn of darkness. Only a great poet could have conceived and written this story; and it is perhaps not illegitimate to wonder how much of actual prophecy may have been mingled with the poesy."
I wondered about this same question. I downloaded quite a few free ebooks. A lot were interesting, but none held my attention. One I found was from Phillip K.Dick, who died years ago. It was toooooo close, it was about a man obsessed with his computer and not his wife and family. I felt about that one, its something we all need to do. To get a book you like, without specific titles or authors (hint, hint) given, just pick a likable one from the ebook listing, there are many, and skimming a few paragraghs may help you. You like books, pick one! Also don't forget the subject matter. If more people in libraries looked at the card catalog, and used it, we'd be in better shape in this world ... !