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Laughing Man

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Jack Erthmun does not believe that the dead actually speak to him, but in their own way they tell him so much. Jack is a New York City police detective with his own very peculiar ways of solving homicides, and those ways are beginning to frighten his colleagues. He gets results, but at what cost? What's happening to Jack Erthmun?

This may be Jack's last case. He's assigned
Mass Market Paperback, 306 pages
Published February 11th 2003 by Leisure Books (first published February 2003)
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Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
I got to chapter 25 and I had to give up. This one was just not holding my attention. A cop who talks to ghosts, I thought it would be a good read. Unfortunately, not.
Nov 23, 2011 Bandit rated it really liked it
There is a strange hypnotic quality to T.M.Wright's work. It's sort of held together by dream logic as in when you dream and have the most bizarre dream and things makes sense so long as you're dreaming, but once you wake up and try to recall the events and the reasons behind it, it doesn't really make sense. It's definitely something one has to be in the mood for, but I must have been, because I liked this book, despite its oddness and vagueness. I even liked the ending and found it quite ...more
Mar 05, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
This is a really weird book. There are a million separate threads in it- a cop who's going insane, a serial killer, weird humanlike creatures in the woods, a criminal who eats people, ANOTHER serial killer who isn't human, etc. I kept wondering how the author was going to tie everything together and explain it so that it all made sense- and he didn't! He just left everything completely confusing and weird. I hate that. I would give this one star, just for the ending, but the truth was I liked ...more
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Jul 14, 2013 John Bruni rated it liked it
A very strange book that's kind of hard to get into your head. The main character, Jack Erthman, is really off as a human being, and it's easy to like him and hard to like him at the same time. I don't know about the wisdom of having a protagonist with echolalia, since it gets really annoying. Not only that, but at many times, it makes this book look like a vaudeville act. However, it fits very well with the plot, and it leads to not only one, but two very creepy scenes. This book is definitely ...more
The audiobook of Laughing Man is now on sale! What a trip it was producing and narrating it. I hope you'll check it out!

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Terrance Michael Wright (AKA T. M. Wright) is best known as a writer of horror fiction, speculative fiction, and poetry. He has written over 25 novels, novellas, and short stories over the last 40 years. His first novel, 1978's Strange Seed, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and his 2003 novel Cold House was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. His novels have been translated into many ...more
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