Jonathan Carroll

Jonathan Carroll is an American author primarily known for his works in the fantasy, slipstream, and horror genres. Born on January 26, 1949, in New York City, he has created a number of critically acclaimed novels and short stories that often blend elements of the fantastical with the everyday. Some of his notable works include 'The Land of Laughs', 'Bones of the Moon', and 'Sleeping in Flame'. Carroll's writing is characterized by its lyrical style, imaginative plots, and exploration of the human condition.


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  1. 1. The Land Of Laughs

    "The Land of Laughs" is a captivating novel that follows Thomas Abbey, a schoolteacher and aspiring writer, as he embarks on a journey to the hometown of his favorite childhood author. Alongside his girlfriend, they uncover the mysterious and unsettling truth behind the author's stories, blurring the lines between reality and fiction. As they delve deeper into the town's secrets, they are forced to confront their own desires and the consequences of their actions. This thought-provoking tale explores the power of storytelling and the complexities of human nature.

    The 1294th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Outside The Dog Museum

    This novel is a fantastical and surreal journey that follows the life of Harry Radcliffe, a renowned and somewhat jaded architect who is given the opportunity to design a museum dedicated to dogs in a fictional Middle Eastern country. As Harry embarks on this peculiar project, he encounters a series of mystical events and characters that challenge his perceptions of love, life, and the afterlife. The narrative weaves together elements of magic realism, romance, and philosophical musings, creating a rich tapestry that explores the complexities of human relationships and the transformative power of art and creativity. Through its unique premise and imaginative storytelling, the book delves into the essence of what it means to find true fulfillment and the ways in which our connections with others transcend the boundaries of the tangible world.

    The 10862nd Greatest Book of All Time