Craig Davidson's collection of short stories "Rust and Bone" is a phenomenal read that I think a lot of you would enjoy.
Advanced praise by Chuck Palahniuk:
"Davidson smudges the line between comedy and horror, cruelty and mercy. His remarkable stories are challenging and upsetting...Don't look for comfort here."
I just wrapped it up myself, and I must say it's probably one of the better books I've read in awhile.
Word on the street is that Davidson is into the weightlifting scene, as well.
Check out his blog: