Speaking of great writing...here's a review I posted recently on Goodreads..I thought it needed to be here too as the sentiment definitely warrants repeating.
"The Deep Green Sea" by Robert Olen Butler
This book was absolutely amazing. The alternating male/female narrative really puts the reader into this very complex and compelling "situation" in a way that makes the reader uncomfortable and excited and anxious and angry all at the same time. It is a difficult novel to put down once you get started and the sensuality of this novel as a whole is, in my opinion, unmatched by anything else out there today.