Phat - quit spoilin' the manuals dude. The real cliffhanger with those is what chapter will finally put me to sleep! I had a boss who read them for fun. He was "special." Yeah, ITA about the career in IT - I wasn't feeling all that rewarded either.
I finished Biely's St. Petersburg tonight and started Augusten Burrough's Running With Scissors. I'm barely 10 pages in, but I know I'll probably finish it in the next day or so. One of the reviews on the back cover says it reads like Sedaris writing The Hotel New Hampshire, which is as apt description as I could hope to find.