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Jonathan Carroll


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in New York City, The United States
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
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The Dogs of War — Ukraine

The Dogs of War — Ukraine

From a friend in Poland:

“My friend from Kiev, Lyudmyla Dyachenko, who doesn’t want to leave the city for anything in the world, wrote something about Ukrainian women:

A dog shelter today in the suburbs of the Sumy city. A car pulls up. A lady gets out and says: A huge Husky was wandering not far from the city. I think her owner abandoned her. The dog was looking a bit sad a

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The Land of Laughs

3.90 avg rating — 5,940 ratings — published 1980 — 41 editions
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Bones of the Moon (Answered...

3.88 avg rating — 2,492 ratings — published 1987 — 23 editions
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White Apples (Vincent Ettri...

3.72 avg rating — 2,416 ratings — published 2002 — 17 editions
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The Wooden Sea  (Crane's Vi...

3.82 avg rating — 2,219 ratings — published 2001 — 20 editions
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The Ghost in Love

3.48 avg rating — 2,042 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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Outside the Dog Museum (Ans...

3.96 avg rating — 1,668 ratings — published 1991 — 17 editions
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The Marriage of Sticks  (Cr...

3.82 avg rating — 1,724 ratings — published 1999 — 17 editions
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Glass Soup  (Vincent Ettric...

3.88 avg rating — 1,425 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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Voice of Our Shadow

3.78 avg rating — 1,360 ratings — published 1983 — 20 editions
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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
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“Real love is always chaotic. You lose control; you lose perspective. You lose the ability to protect yourself. The greater the love, the greater the chaos. It’s a given and that’s the secret.”
Jonathan Carroll, White Apples

“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

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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, 25.0%

 
  20 votes, 22.7%

 
  13 votes, 14.8%

 
  12 votes, 13.6%

 
  11 votes, 12.5%

 
  7 votes, 8.0%

 
  3 votes, 3.4%

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