(Note: This recommendation was first published in September of 2013. You can see the original version here.)
The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak, caught my attention because of its quirky nature. Or what seemed to be a quirky nature, based on the summary. The presumption turned out to be correct, and I quite enjoyed it.
That said, the novel may not necessarily be one that everyone will enjoy. And I’ll admit, it almost didn’t appeal to me. It pulled through in the end, though, and I’m happy to say that I’d still recommend giving it a shot.