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The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
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Apr 11, 2012

it was amazing
Read from April 11 to 16, 2012

This was a wonderful surprise. However, I am rather upset that I've just now learned about an author whose first book was published some thirty damn years ago. How have I missed out on Jonathan Carroll for so long?

Carroll builds the world in The Land of Laughs with a sharp, colorful voice that elicits a subtle immersion and interaction with the complexities of our memories. That Carroll can alter the tone of the story without a moments notice and not make everything a jumbled mess is a testament to his skill. A bucolic picnicland one afternoon, something dark and uninviting the following evening, the happenings in Galen, Missouri all create a bizarre, unbalanced excitement for the book's duration.

Beware the reader who tells you halfway through that they know where Carroll is leading. They're lying to you.
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