White Noise, Don DeLillo
"Funny, lacerating, and stunningly brilliant, White Noise is an invaluable view of how man faces the apocalypse (rare) and how man faces the apocalyptic elements of life in America (pretty common). I was 19 when I read it, and I always remember this otherwise unassuming bit: "What’s your hurry? You’re nineteen years old. You'll find hundreds of ways to die that are better than snakes."
—Sloane Crosley, New York Times best-selling author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake and the upcoming novel The Clasp (FSG, 2015).