For sheer manic energy, crazed imagination and incredible writing City of Bohane by Kevin Barry takes some beating. Set in a dystopian future city in Ireland of 2053 where power and food are in short supply, but gangs aint, its 100% mental. Ultraviolent but beautiful. Couldn't put it down. His language and dialogue is free range, a mix of past, present and future, gangland and gypsy, and reminds me a wee bit of what Burgess did with Clockwork Orange.