Dave Eggers. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Vintage, 2001 (originally published 2000). 530 pages.
A significant chunk of the book is great, if somewhat depressing. Much of the rest of it, while usually clever, isn’t particularly interesting. Amusingly, Eggers is not only aware of that, but comes right out to tell you at the start of the book which parts are good and which parts ‘you might want to skip.’ I had taken the warning as a joke, but it turned out to be frustratingly accurate.