Book recommendation: Bug Jack Barron by Norman Spinrad
If have read Transmet, you should read Bug Jack Barron.
Though people always use Hunter S. Thompson when they talk about Transmetropolitan, Warren Ellis usually brings up Bug Jack Barron. An angry, twisted book that channels brings to mind the movie Network, the book actually pre-dates that movie in fact. But, looking for something both that channels the terrible impact the media can have and that feeling of total hopelessness that a lot of people are feeling, this book delivers.
A product of its time, I find it hard to say everyone will enjoy it, there were a few parts that left me a bit cold. That being said, the book still has a number of interesting and terrifying things to say.
If you can find it, worth a read.