I know a lot of people do not like reading from a monitor screen,
but I took my old copy of Balzac's 'Lost Illusions' with me to read
while waiting for my family's order at the Chinese take-Away
and have spent the past eighteen hours engrossed in it - not
even sleeping more than a couple of hours.
Sure I'm a sucker for stories like these, but please, try it out !
It's free on project gutenberg.