Graham Harman's Circus Philosophicus is one of the most interesting books of philosophy I've read in some time. Each chapter develops a different myth to illuminate the author's object-oriented philosophy.
The first chapter describes a ferris wheel which is miles in diameter. It carries many, many objects far above the earth and far beneath it. Relations are established between its occupants and its observers.
In chapter two: a bridge from which things are dropped and a series of "show trials" of pre-Socratic philosophers.
In chapter three: calliope as animalcule --circus music does Leibnizian metaphysics.
Fourth chapter: offshore drilling rig as reductive deity.
Chapter 5: a haunted boat in the waters near Hiroshima "is the basis not only of aesthetic experience, but of physical causation as well..."
Final chapter: "a theory of relationless entities" under the sign of a sleeping zebra.