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The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll
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If you're like me, you come into this trailing previous Carroll gems behind you like "From The Teeth of Angels", "Bones of The Moon" and "The Land of Laughs". You can't help but be.... well, expectant, even a bit eager and excited and any other number of nice words beginning with "e". Unfortunately, this isn't quite as effervescent as the others. It has some of the usual Carroll tropes for sure - rootable characters, significant dogs, a unique but oddly accessible form of strangeness. His tone is definitely recognisable also, it's often quite good, but there are moments when it feels slightly clumsy and laboured and occasionally the exposition just seems to land there like an aid-package dropped hastily from a parachute. The central idea is intriguing though and could have been marvellous. As it stands, it's merely worth reading, especially if you like the author.
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message 1: by Jason (last edited Nov 08, 2011 11:55AM) (new)

Jason Mills Jonathan Carroll can f*ck right off. I've had it with him. These days he rambles on to no purpose like one of your bloody e-mails. And they say Pratchett has Alzheimer's!


message 2: by Jason (new)

Jason Mills Pah! Whaddid I tellya?


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