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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
Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon Ah, man, go see Ceridwen's delirious praise or Eddie's more muted but still celebratory accounting.

I quite enjoyed this, as it reminded me of the way I finally found my path into Pynchonia (via Vineland)--goofy and allusive and elusive and knockabout slapstick and culturally-rich political riffs and paranoid and yeah. After Vineland I returned to Lot 49, which now made much more sense, and by god was so much more dazzling. And I've since gone way upstream.

My only complaint here might be that--unlike Against the Day, which sits on the shelf rebuking me, reminding me of so much unexplored territory--I felt with Vice like the sights along the shore were pretty familiar. It was fun to see them again, though now I've got the Pyncunchies and feel like grabbing Lot 49 again.