William James’s The Varieties of Religious Experience meets a sort-of AA for people with “personalities incompatible with life” – a detailed character study.
Semi-academic treatise on man’s relationship with alpha predators: lions, tigers, bears, crocodiles.
Violent hard-boiled P.I. Fiction, set in New Orleans; this one’s about Nazi sadists.
Catholic priest, Alaska, Shamen, WWII, Balloons
Holocaust survivor’s tale, as graphic novel, by son
Improbable hack from the writer of Jurassic Park, etc.