Parasite Rex has made a very special list of books to read after you get dumped. To quote from Lemondrop over at the AOL collective:
Do you need something to so totally fill you with paranoia and fear that you can't even think about the worm that just dumped you? How about a terrifying book about worms! AGH! You'll never walk barefoot in the street again, plus you'll be so full of disgusting factoids that you won't even have time to mention what's-his-name at a party -- you'll be too busy grossing people out. FTW!
I would suggest waiting to find a new special someone until the book has cleared your system. I was still single while I was writing Parasite Rex, and the book made going out on dates very awkward. So, what's your next book about?Parasites, and why they're totally awesome. See, like, there's this worm that crawls across your eye...Check, please! On the plus side, it's a very quick test to see if your date shares your taste for the grotesque.