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Another fine mess

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Currently reading

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 Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up - Wenguang Huang, Liao Yiwu, Philip Gourevitch Half-read (so far). These are excellent oral histories/narratives of people displaced, marginalized, oppressed, eccentric, and/or forgotten in the New China. In some ways reminiscent of the best of Studs Terkel's stuff, as many reviewers note, but the accounts seem more shaped, are certainly given more room to breathe and bump about. I think they're most appreciated as sipping whiskey, rather than swallowed whole, and now the damn library demands it back tomorrow.

But I'll reserve again, screwing the next patron. Mwah ha ha ha ha.