Jonathan Carroll





Jonathan Carroll

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January 26, 1949

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Jonathan Carroll (b. 1949) is an award-winning American author of modern fantasy and slipstream novels. His debut book, The Land of Laughs (1980), tells the story of a children’s author whose imagination has left the printed page and begun to influence reality. The book introduced several hallmarks of Carroll’s writing, including talking animals and worlds that straddle the thin line between reality and the surreal, a technique that has seen him compared to South American magical realists.

Outside the Dog Museum (1991) was named the best novel of the year by the British Fantasy Society, and has proven to be one of Carroll’s most popular works. Since then he has written the Crane’s View trilogy, Glass Soup (2005) and, most recently, The Ghost...more


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Finally finally-- I'm delighted to announce I've finished a new novel entitled BATHING THE LION.

It will be published in Poland by Rebis October, 2013 and in the US by St. Martin's Press (and elsewhere) in the summer of 2014. It took a long time to write this one, but I like how it came out. I hope you do too. More details as they arrive.



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The Land of Laughs
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 3,158 ratings — published 1980 — 30 editions
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Bones of the Moon (Answered...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,610 ratings — published 1987 — 18 editions
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The Wooden Sea
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,534 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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White Apples
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,569 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Sleeping in Flame
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The Ghost in Love
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,445 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Outside the Dog Museum
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,163 ratings — published 1991 — 14 editions
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The Marriage of Sticks
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,173 ratings — published 1998 — 12 editions
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Glass Soup
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 972 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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From the Teeth of Angels
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 891 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
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More books by Jonathan Carroll…
Bones of the Moon Sleeping in Flame A Child Across the Sky Outside the Dog Museum After Silence From the Teeth of Angels
Answered Prayers (6 books)
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“Dogs are minor angels, and I don't mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had ALL of them, we would call them angelic. But because it's "only" a dog, we dismiss them as sweet or funny but little more. However when you think about it, what are the things that we most like in another human being? Many times those qualities are seen in our dogs every single day-- we're just so used to them that we pay no attention.”
Jonathan Carroll
tags: dogs

“People who truly love us can be divided into two categories: those who understand us, and those who forgive us our worst sins. Rarely do you find someone capable of both.”
Jonathan Carroll

“I forgive nothing. If you stole my orange crayon in the fifth grade, you're still on my hit list, buddy.”
Jonathan Carroll, Bones of the Moon

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FEBRUARY FANTASY: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run-off poll for the February 2014 Fantasy Book-of-the-month.

 
  22 votes, 24.7%

 
  20 votes, 22.5%

 
  13 votes, 14.6%

 
  12 votes, 13.5%

 
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  7 votes, 7.9%

 
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