I've just finished The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. Hilarious, bloody, unpredictable and absolutely awash in gallows humour. Inquisitor Glokta is one of the most memorable characters I've ever read, and a man after my own heart. Highly recommended.
Russian Stories : A Dual-Language Book
by Gleb Struve
Twelve tales by such masters as Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, others. Excellent word-for-word English translations on facing pages, plus teaching and study aids, Russian/English vocabulary, biographical/critical introductions, more.