Search Results: "Jonathan Carroll"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 12, 1995

"Cohen sees Dodgson finally as a talented, upright, melancholy figure, but does not fully integrate Carroll into this protean man. (135 illustrations, not seen)"
Cohen, the editor of Carroll's herculean correspondence, succeeds with the man's Victorian character—both the academic and the eccentric elements—but misses the point of Carroll's pointless nonsense. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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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 >

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 >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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BATHING THE LION by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Though short, the novel is not a breezy read; it's a quiet, character-driven musing on the value of life and death that lovers of magical realism should embrace but that readers wishing for a more cohesive story will find frustrating."
Five people share a miraculously detailed and disturbing dream in Carroll's latest speculative fiction (The Woman Who Married a Cloud, 2012, etc.). Their experience sparks a need to understand their roles in a cosmic drama played out over eons.Read full book review >

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KISSING THE BEEHIVE by Jonathan Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >