I find just about anything by Kurt Vonnegut impossible to put down... some of Samuel R. Delany's lesser novels from the 70s are also quite quick, absorbing reads as well.

Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggans is quite absorbing, as is The Time Traveler's Wife. I also found Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murikami quite hard to put down (in fact, I love all of his fiction).
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