if you like sci-fi, then your dislike of detailed description may narrow your choices a touch. Personaly i am a huge fan of Ian M. Banks's sci fi, and also his non sci fi work that he publishes merely as Ian Banks.
Isaac Assimov is a good read also.
Arthur C. Clark is fantastic, but can be heavy going.
Outside of Sci Fi, you might try 'Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance' by Pirsig- a very thought provoking and entertaining read. Then there is 'fear and loathing in Las Vegas' by Hunter S. Thompson, and also his account of life on the road with the Hells Angels is cracking stuff.
I am a big fan of William Burroughs, but much of his prose is experimental in structure and you either love it or hate it, so borrow it before you buy
Poppy Z. Brite wrote some wildly decadent horror stories in the 90's 'Lost Souls' is a definitive vampire story, and 'Exquisite Corpse' makes Hannibal Lecter look like Ned Flanders.
If you like graphic novels, and Watchmen pushes your buttons, then you should investigate 'The Sandman' series by Neil Gaiman and 'Preacher' by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon