If there's one series that does this for me it would be "The Gap Cycle" from Stephen R. Donaldson. It does so not necessarily because of the story or setting, but much more so because of the mood, the smell of things I would even say. It's a cold, ruthless and violent universe and that reminds me a lot of EVE. I strongly recommend the series if you have not read it.
But what about you! Have you read any novels that seem to capture a part of EVE? If so, then please let me know. I'd be very interested in having a look and then letting you know.