Jonathan Carroll

in New York City, The United States
January 26, 1949



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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Once Upon Your Time

Someone told me a story they’d heard from someone else, so who knows if it is true. But the idea of it keeps rolling around in my mind like a marble in a clothes dryer:
A woman was in a new great relationship with an extremely handsome man. Handsome like movie star handsome, like take-your-breath-away handsome. It had been going on for a while when she asked to see pictures of him when he was a boy

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The Land of Laughs

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Bones of the Moon (Answered...

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The Wooden Sea  (Crane's Vi...

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White Apples (Vincent Ettri...

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Sleeping in Flame (Answered...

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The Ghost in Love

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Outside the Dog Museum (Ans...

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Voice of Our Shadow

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Bones of the Moon Sleeping in Flame A Child Across the Sky Outside the Dog Museum After Silence From the Teeth of Angels
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White Apples Glass Soup
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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
tags: dogs

“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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