I'll third the recommendation for Blood Meridian which was an amazingly good read, and also throw a vote toward Child of God one of his lesser known books that was also really good. Blood Meridian was a slow starter for me. It was good, but took a long time to gel and really capture my attention, but when it did, it had me hook, line, and sinker.
Child of God is another short, fast read. I read most of it on a flight from Houston, TX to Atlanta, GA and back. So, probably... 4 or 5 hours tops? (padded the time for the little I read of it in a hotel room.) Really liked the book though and plan to read it again.
The Road was my favorite book that I read last year, easily.
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