Hmmm tis a tough one. Most of the classical stuff I have read is kind if dark... Dickens etc. And the russians can be fairly bleak too. But if you dont mind a bit of that, I reccommend Ana Karenina by Tolstoy. It's about a fancy lady and her fancy affairs, which might sound kind of boring but it is really quite incredible.
Edit - and oh shir I cant believe i didnt think of the count of monte cristo and don quixote as someone recxommended above, that's probably exactly what you are looking for!
Hmmm fifa committee has now officially suggested that the 2022 world cup in Qatar take place in November / December because of the heat, under a shortened schedule. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/24/football/qatar-2022-world-cup-winter/index.html
This is going to cause massive upheaval to the domestic leagues world wide. The 2022 world cup is shaping up to be a massive clusterfuck.
I envision a future where Mr DeLia somehow spins his momentary internet fame into gold and riches but ends up strung out in a dingy hotel room, coming out of a stupor to find the lady he spent the night with stole his wallet and the last of his angel dust. He then embarks on a restorative journey that culminates in a daring rescue at an E3 besieged by terrorists.