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Another fine mess

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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
Heart of the Hunter - Deon Meyer A fast, sleek read--well-plotted, displaying a really fine sense of how to juggle a slew of scenes to maximize the suspense--made even better by a smart, subtle sense of social and racial politics in the new South Africa. If at times the story seemed a little too generically-determined, if on occasion the writing flattened out (which may be as much a function of translation, from Afrikaans, as an authorial slip), I was consistently impressed by the sense of history and place.

I've been reading more and more fiction from RSA, circling around some courses and potentially some writing I'd like to do... and I'm fascinated by the (fairly recent?) bloom of mystery/thriller fictions coming out there. Any other suggestions from goodreaders?