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The Sussex Downs Murder
John Bude
The Big Book of Jack the Ripper (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original)
Otto Penzler
Progress: 210/848 pages
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
Guy Delisle
Progress: 49/176 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 256 out of 402 pages.

Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear

I think I'll do another 50 pages of this later tonight; the aim is to finish it up sometime tomorrow, to clear the decks for something like Clubland, or the graphic novel I have lined up. we'll see. meanwhile, Gogol has provided some backstory for the buyer of dead souls, and I was not sure that was ever going to be a priority. I was happy to see it come along. I didn't even know if the book was going to move beyond visits to landowners to buy the souls, but the narrative moved beyond that a while ago. anyway, this sure is a unique read--the time, the place, the people--but I'm in need of something different, afterwards.