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by Jonathan Carroll(Author)
Hardcover, 73 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Mobius New Media
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more afterlife-themed speculative fiction from jonathan carroll!! no one has more variations on this theme than he does, but he always usually manages to make them so compelling, so "of COURSE that's the way it is, why didn't i realize it before now??" here we learn that hell is filled to capacity, and the soul-overflow is being sent up to the world, to live as our neighbors on our suburban streets, bringing with them their own personal versions of hell. many things are revealed - the nature of ...more
Potrei dire che il valore di questa novella è fondamentalmente collezionistico, e vale i soldi che ci ho speso solo perché un pezzo limitato in mille copie e con doppio autografo di Carroll e McKean.
In realtà, la sostanza c'è. La storia è tipicamente carrolliana, con sfumature un po' horror e un po' surreale; il tipico intreccio di Carroll, in cui da un esordio apparantemente normale un'improvvisa reazione a catena di eventi assurdi strappa via la realtà, strato dopo strato, ma non smette mai di
Another mystery wrapped in an enigma from Mr Carroll. I actually put this one up there with his best, despite a somewhat looser, even more casual style than some of his others. This one packs in most of Carroll's favorite themes: alternate cosmology, good vs evil, men and women, sex and its glorious disappointments, bizarre characters, life turning weird in the blink of an eye. Readable, lovely, and weird. Worth tracking down.
The Heidelberg Cylinder is a rare novella written by Jonathan Carroll, my favorite author. However, I dont' find this to be one of Carroll's best works. It is rather goofy, which is good and bad. It lacks depth that some of his novels go into. While there is a whole afterlife theme going on here, it becomes to comical/goofy to really hit the points that some of his spiritual/theological moments do in his other novels.
This short novel is both gloomy and funny in a weird way. It's told sort of light-heartedly and yet the themese are actually pretty serious. At first it didn't seem like much, but the story grew on me and got me thinking - about heaven and hell, how we live our life, that sort of thing. A good read and in the end worth the freaky prize I originally paid for this book.
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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 reali ...more
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