One of the most exciting books I've read recently is The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick. I don't have time to go into a lot of detail right now, but it's a novel, graphic novel, and film hybrid.
For a slideshow of the opening images, click here. For me, the book was quite a magical experience. And a fast read, too. Its 550 pages took me about a day to finish.