Spaceman Blues: A Love Song - Brian Francis Slattery
I tried with Spaceman Blues, really I did, having two separate attempts over the past few months to read it, but could never really get into it despite those efforts.

Manuel Gonzalez, New York resident and all round party animal, mysteriously disappears and his lover and best friend Wendell is determined to find out what happened to him. What happens next will forever remain a mystery to me as I never managed to get past about page 70 or 80 on either attempt.