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McGlue
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 Jennifer Morgue - Charles Stross Glorious fun for 100 pages, a parody mashup of Lovecraft and Fleming that had me at "the Deep Ones." But then... it keeps going. I liked the first in the series (The Atrocity Archives) a bit more, the game there to tease out the underlying similarities of HPL and the other spy form of occult knowledge. But honestly even there I think I appreciated the wit, and the lovely post-novel essay untangling that notion, more than the novel. Here I feel the same: I'd love to buy the guy seven pints and listen to him riff, but the novel begins to feel like I've neglected to enjoy my pints while he quaffs his. . . .