I've been enjoying Cormac McCarthy's Suttree. His language is amazing. His character Suttree lives on a river and McCarthy captures the atmosphere and sounds of being on the water early in the morning beautifully. I grew up spending time on a quiet lake and can relate to his vivid descriptions.
Another wonderful recent discovery for me is the music of Bo Ramsey. His album Fragile is a minimalist masterpiece. The grooves and arrangements are subtle and potent. Check him out here: http://www.boramsey.com/