In case one hadn't noticed, everyone here is big into music. Nick Cave is one of the many favorites spanning from his time with The Birthday Party and onto The Bad Seeds.
Some of his best work, though, is found through his work as an author.
And The Ass Saw The Angel is a perennial favorite and a constant reread that blends Cave's dark story telling sensibilities (who doesn't love Tupleo?) into a Southern Gothic setting that forces you into a wild, dark, and gruesome narrative.
This is a great video of Cave circa '92, reading an excerpt from the novel:
You should really add this to your reading list and make some use out of that e-reader you got for Christmas.