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Cat Rambo
Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits
Hansi Singh
Metro 2033
Dmitry Glukhovsky
Southern Gods
John Hornor Jacobs
Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural
Robert Louis Stevenson, Orson Scott Card, Jack London, Tanith Lee, Walt Whitman, Guy de Maupassant, Isaac Asimov, Ivan Turgenev, Johann Ludwig Tieck, Marvin Kaye, John Dickson Carr, Bram Stoker, Tennessee Williams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Matheson, Johann Wolfgang
Howdunit Forensics
Garnethill
Denise Mina
The Autopsy and Other Tales
Michael Shea, Laird Barron
Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies
Victoria Dunn
Blood & Water
Hayden Trenholm, Camille Alexa, Claude Lalumière, Derryl Murphy, M.L.D. Curelas, Kevin Cockle, Douglas Smith, Jean-Louis Trudel, Julie E. Czerneda
Night Watch  - Stephen Briggs, Terry Pratchett Read this five or six times, now, and hadn't realized I hadn't put it in Goodreads until now.

It's the seventh Watch book in the Discworld; I think it probably requires a little bit of background. This is a shame, since it's a book I love enough I would like to be able to recommend that people read it with as little wait as possible.

It's about fear, and the problems inherent in trying to manage people, and secret police, and what you are and are not willing to give up for the right thing. History and revolutions and how many of the things you want will be there in the morning--from Truth, Justice, and Freedom, all the way down to a hard-boiled egg. All the things you didn't know soon enough, and all the things you know now that it was easier when you didn't know.

And cigar cases, and spoons, and the sprigs of lilac on the Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May.

It's a very sad book, and a very happy book, and I would say the protagonist is a shining example of nobility in the face of crushing odds except that I think calling Sam Vimes noble is the sort of thing that gets lumped in with gilt armour and a plume allowance. But he is a good man. This is too rare, and too quiet, and very fine.

It's a lovely book. One of my favourites.