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by Jonathan Carroll

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  • ISBN 0600205975
  • ISBN13 978-0600205975
  • Language English
  • Author Jonathan Carroll
  • Publisher Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (June 24, 1982)
  • Pages 256
  • Formats mobi docx lit azw
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Fantasy
  • Size ePub 1188 kb
  • Size Fb2 1927 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 173


The Land of Laughs is a low fantasy novel by American writer Jonathan Carroll. It was first published by Viking Press in 1980 and is the author's first novel.

The Land of Laughs is a low fantasy novel by American writer Jonathan Carroll. The novel was notably reprinted by Orion Books in 2000 as volume 9 of their Fantasy Masterworks series.

The Land of Laughs book. This book was my introduction to the incredible writing of Jonathan Carroll. He writes these modern fantasies that are sometimes dark and usually humorous. I can't think of another author that I know of that writes like Carroll.

This is Jonathan Carroll's first novel, originally published in 1980 and now, thankfully, being reprinted

I envy anyone who has yet to enjoy the sexy, eerie, and addictive novels of Jonathan Carroll. This is Jonathan Carroll's first novel, originally published in 1980 and now, thankfully, being reprinted. I "discovered" Carroll a few months ago and have been trying to track down all of his books, so I was curious to see how it all started, and I was not disappointed in the least. It seems that, from the beginning, Carroll has been a skilled writer with an ear for dialogue and a talent for creating amazing characters in intense settings.

At long last, Jonathan Carroll's masterpiece, THE LAND OF LAUGHS is returning to print. This should be cause for celebration among horror/dark fantasy readers, especially those who haven't yet had the pleasure of reading this classic

At long last, Jonathan Carroll's masterpiece, THE LAND OF LAUGHS is returning to print. This should be cause for celebration among horror/dark fantasy readers, especially those who haven't yet had the pleasure of reading this classic. and deadly) has been well used since this novel was published. But Carroll's remains the best

Jonathan Carroll's first novel, The Land of Laughs, was dubbed by The Washington Post an "intricate, challenging . For connoisseurs of the strange and fantastic, a new book by Jonathan Carroll is something to be both anticipated and savored

Jonathan Carroll's first novel, The Land of Laughs, was dubbed by The Washington Post an "intricate, challenging, ultimately chilling tale. Voice of Our Shadow, in its imaginative power and delineation of terrifying pursuit, will be seen as an even greater achievement. For connoisseurs of the strange and fantastic, a new book by Jonathan Carroll is something to be both anticipated and savored. Ever since the publication of his celebrated first novel, The Land of Laughs, he has been delighting readers with his uniquely quirky characters and overflowing imagination.

Jonathan Carroll was born in 1949 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, to two artistic parents, Sidney Carroll, a screenwriter whose . Carroll's first novel, Land of the Laughs, was published in 1980 and was followed by Voice of Our Shadow. His novels are difficult to classify into one genre.

The family migrated between the east and west coasts, while Carroll was growing up, finally enrolling him in a boarding school in Connecticut. He developed an interest in writing while in high school and graduated cum laude from Rutgers University.

Have you ever wished the magic were real? Welcome to The Land of Laughs. A novel about how terrifying that would be.

Author: Jonathan Carroll. Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, New York, 2001. Have you ever wished the magic were real? Welcome to The Land of Laughs. Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey, unsure son of a film star, doesn’t know who he is or what he wants–in life, in love, or in his relationship with the strange and intense Saxony Gardner. What he knows is that in his whole life nothing has touched him so deeply as the novels of Marshall France, a reclusive author of fabulous children’s tales who died at forty-four.

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In a certain respect, writing THE LAND OF LAUGHS was a un . In a new notebook I wrote on the cover THE LAND OF LAUGHS, which was stealing the name of both a Chinese restaurant I once.

In a certain respect, writing THE LAND OF LAUGHS was a un, ithout-a-parachute, last gasp act of desperation. In a new notebook I wrote on the cover THE LAND OF LAUGHS, which was stealing the name of both a Chinese restaurant I once passed on a bus and a sort-of translation of a famous Viennese operetta. Months later back in Vienna I wrote the scene where a dog talked for the first time.

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Dogrel
I often think that no one ever feels more like god than the author of a novel. An author creates characters, gives them their destiny, essence, their very souls; creates places and events for them to experience. In THE LAND OF LAUGHS, Jonathan Carroll’s fictional author Marshall France goes way beyond that because he populates an entire town with characters who come to life. Next, he defines each person’s destiny, and even their afterlife. The town is Galen, Missouri. The citizens are - for the most part - humble, and their lives are really pleasant, though uneventful. They have no afterlife. All is good until France dies. He thinks he’s planned it all out for everyone… written journals that detail the rest of their lives after he’s gone. They all know everything about themselves and are happy with that. Then things start going wrong. Enter our hero.

Thomas Abby doesn’t know about any of this, all he knows is that he loves the works of Marshall France, thinks France is the greatest writer who has ever lived. Wants to write his biography. He has a relationship with a young woman, another “Francophile” named Saxony. Together they go to Galen seeking permission to write the bio. The author’s daughter, Anna, turns out to be sweet, charming, sexy, seductive and very willing to let Thomas tell her father’s story. Abby dives into it enthusiastically, and that’s when things in the little town start to become unusual, then mysterious, and then deadly dangerous.

Carroll uses an unassuming narrative style that feels right in describing the rural life of a Midwestern town. Thomas Abby is quite direct in confiding his initial excitement and later his confusion, ambivalence, and growing fears. The inventive plot-surprises suck you in and keep you turning pages. There are moments of simple but amazing hilarity. But above all, it’s the characters and their interaction in the face of a topsy-turvy world that are so entertaining.

The godlike nature of authors is something a lot of authors like to write about, of course. The idea that their characters become real isn’t new either. What is unique here are the characters themselves, their seemingly straightforward uncomplicated relationships that you just don’t understand fully until the very end. Also, the events are surprisingly unexpected, never seem to add up but finally do… perfectly. THE LAND OF LAUGHS is a very easy and rewarding read, one that’s very difficult to put down or stop thinking about.
Uyehuguita
This is the first time I have read Jonathan Carroll but it definitely won't be the last. Carroll's protagonist, Thomas Abbey, is the son of a famous author who has grown up to be an English teacher at a prep school in the Northeast. But the true love of Abbey's life is an author, Marshall France, who wrote his favorite childhood books who died of a heart attack in his forties. Abbey decides to go to France's hometown of Galen, Missouri, and do a biography of France. Before he goes though he meets a woman in a bookstore where they both want the same rare title of one of France's books. This woman's name is Saxony Gardner and she tells Abbey she will be his research assistant on France's biography, thus their adventure begins.

Together the happy couple arrive in Galen and instead of the cold shoulder they were expecting they are received with open arms, even France's daughter, Anna, is happy they are there. Pretty soon Anna lets Abbey have access to all of France's materials, i.e., letters, postcards, journals, old pictures, any and everything available. But before long Thomas and Saxony realize this town is not what it seems. The magic of Marshall France has reached far beyond the printed page. It becomes quite a page turner after this with ups and downs and the reader wondering what is going to happen next.

I understand that this is a reprint of his 1980 book but it is still fresh, timely and inventive. Carroll is a wonderful writer and I am so glad I have found him and can't wait to read his other novels. I don't care if you haven't read a book in 10 years or more you must go out and find a copy of "The Land of Laughs" and read it immediately, you will not be disappointed.
Coron
This was the first Carroll novel that I read, and I will be following up with his later work as a result. I came across this book when I was reading a review that compared this story to Gaiman's "A Game of You" arc in the Sandman comic book series, and I can certainly appreciate the similarities. This is an (Anglo) American version of magical realism at work here, and the story is very enjoyable even if the narrator is not entirely likeable (his views of women and relationships may put off quite a few readers, and his understanding of commitment seems antiquated in an era when cohabitation without marriage is increasingly the norm for straight and gay couples alike). In any event, I do not want to give too much away when it comes to the plot and the themes of the novel, but if you enjoy Gaiman and other contemporary fantasy authors with a "literary" bent, you will enjoy this work.