So recently I read a really awesome collection of short stories by an Ohioian - KNOCKEMSTIFF by Donald Ray Pollock. If you want something short, dark, poetic and damn near immobilizing, pick this up.
The humor comes in when I attempted to renew my copy of KNOCKEMSTIFF and the public library was experiencing some computer issues. The librarian was slightly flustered, and talking a little more loudly than necessary (which is totally fine, as you can imagine I do that all the time - flustered or not). She glanced up at her screen in passing and said, "So you want to renew... what was it? Your book... Uh, Oh Okay, you wanted to renew your knockers?"
To which I immediately said: "I better, they get checked out a lot."