Wow - you aren't in the land of Harry Reids. You're in the land of Robert B Parkers!!
But speaking of Reids, I'm reading "The United States of Europe" by T.R. Reid. It's required reading for a course I'm taking, but it's really really interesting and doesn't feel like an assignment at all.
I started "Webmage" by Kelly McCullough last night. It's really fascinating and I like the mix of science fiction and fantasy.
Some days ago, I finished 2 Christopher Moore books: "The stupidest angel" and "Dirty job". Both were hilarious and quite clever. I especially liked "Dirty job". The (often morbid) humour was irresistible.