Books by Jonathan Carroll

THE GHOST IN LOVE by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Love conquers all, as if there were any doubt."
A strain of syrupy romance undermines the novelist's surrealistic strengths. Read full book review >
GLASS SOUP by Jonathan Carroll
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Dazzling details and more twists than a bag of pretzels: disquieting, often absorbing, but, for skeptical readers, more questions than answers."
Vienna resident Carroll's sequel to his fantasy about the afterlife, White Apples (2002). Read full book review >
WHITE APPLES by Jonathan Carroll
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A variation on Carroll's From the Teeth of Angels (1994). Its strong charms grip without quite moving the reader."
Expatriate Carroll returns to Dreamville and the joys of a 500-channel imagination that flips from anystation to anystation while brightening the experience into drops of blood on a beadstring. Read full book review >
THE MARRIAGE OF STICKS by Jonathan Carroll
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Upshot: a problematic parable."
New fantasy from the author of Kissing the Beehive (1998), etc. New York City rare-book dealer Miranda Romanac, heading for LAX and her flight home, glimpses an old woman in a wheelchair on the freeway—and thinks the woman might be herself. Read full book review >
KISSING THE BEEHIVE by Jonathan Carroll
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"With this terrifically entertaining tale, he has improved the quality of the water."
 A gripping and often quite amusing literary thriller from the expatriate American author of After Silence (1996), and several other exercises in often very imaginative comic surrealism. Read full book review >
THE PANIC HAND by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 1996

"Carroll's weaker stories are slight and uninvolving, but his best are among the finest fantasies being written today."
 A first collection from the American-born author (who now lives in Vienna) of eight previous novels, including such highly praised fantasy work as The Land of Laughs (1980) and A Child Across the Sky (1990). Read full book review >
FROM THE TEETH OF ANGELS by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 1994

"But, although a bit thin, this is Carroll's fearless best since going mainstream."
 While heaven must be stormed and knowledge wrested from Death or torn from the teeth of angels, the living are terribly scarred in this guided dream, a novel less grounded than the author's After Silence (1993). Read full book review >
AFTER SILENCE by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1993

"Still, honest Lily's best pages run deep— and this is Carroll's most readable ever."
 Carroll joins the mainstream with a romantic suspense novel quite unlike his usual slippery surrealism (Outside the Dog Museum, 1991; A Child Across the Sky, 1990, etc.) and delivers what is pretty much a winner. Read full book review >
OUTSIDE THE DOG MUSEUM by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Each page feels like a magpie's pastiche."
 Another surreal trip into magic realism by Carroll (A Child Across the Sky, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >
SLEEPING IN FLAME by Jonathan Carroll
Released: March 15, 1989

More fantastical imaginings from Carroll (Bones of the Moon, 1987, etc.), this time a fractured fairy tale about an American screenwriter/actor trapped in a particularly insidious version of Rumpelstiltskin. Read full book review >