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Ottessa Moshfegh
Knife Fight and Other Struggles
David Nickle
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon
The Good Lord Bird
James McBride
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More (New Edition)
Derek Bok
Dissident Gardens
Jonathan Lethem
Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s
Kim Newman
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
James Gleick
Complete Novels
Dashiell Hammett, Steven Marcus
The darkening - Stephen M. Irwin It's no The Last Wave, probably veering more toward The Wicker Man, but the spooky post-hippie one with Edward Woodward rather than the crazy Nic Cage one with bees.*

It's full of casually fine detail and witty prose, which makes up for it being too long.

It's genuinely creepy and freaky in parts, some gorgeously unpleasant and yet beautiful images, many involving spiders, and generically reminiscent of a few too many previous bad-things-happened-when-I-was-a-kid-but-now-as-an-adult-I'm-back-to-fight-that-evil storylines.

It's a fast read, and better than much contemporary horror fiction.

*image I got your mascot right here, baby.