Borne, by Jeff Vaaaandeeeermmmmeeerrrr. In a post-apocalyptic city terrorised by a giant levitating bear, a drug dealer and a scavenger find a unique engineered life form. Amidst feral humans, toxic wastes, and genetically engineered horrors, there are mysteries to solve, history to discover and secrets to reveal. I'm not a massive fan of VDM's style, which I find a little nebulous and too heavy on the adjectives, it gets quite airy-fairy at times, but he weaves together something that, although sci-fi, feels more like fantasy. For all my quibbles, it's vivid stuff.
The Sellout, Paul Beatty. What do you do if, as a child, your life was made a living Hell as your father tried to understand the racism in society via experimenting on you? You bring back segregation, and you get yourself as slave. I haven't read Swiftian satire like this in years. Very much an acquired taste, with some uh, brisk language from the start, and certainly it's going to offend a few, but I can see why this won the Booker. Each page makes me laugh or wince.