Avete mai amato un libro più di ogni altra cosa? Thomas Abbey, insegnante di letteratura e figlio di una stella del cinema, non sa bene chi sia e cosa voglia dalla vita o dalla sua relazione con l'eccentrica Saxony Gardner. Quello che sa perfettamente è che niente lo ha mai toccato a fondo quanto i magici libri di Marshall France, un autore di straordinarie fiabe per bambini che ha sempre vissuto isolato e che è morto ad appena quarantaquattro anni. Spinti da questa passione comune Thomas e Saxony partono per Galen, la cittadina dove Marshall ha trascorso gran parte della sua vita, decisi a scrivere la sua biografia. A poco a poco, però, cominceranno a scoprire che qualcosa di strano e inquietante sta accadendo nel piccolo paesino e che la magia di France va ben oltre la pagina scritta... lasciandoli con un compito terrificante da intraprendere.
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”The Land of Laughs was lit by eyes that saw the lights that no one’s seen.” Jonathan Carroll Thomas Abbey is a prep school English teacher who is weighed down with loneliness, boredom, and a lackluster attitude about the direction of his own life. He has three passions: one, he likes to collect u Leggi tutto
This cult classic--a bigger hit in Poland than in the author's native USA--is a strange novel, and a very interesting one. At the beginning, it seems to be a piece of realistic fiction, narrating the efforts of a high school English instructor in his 30's and his researcher girlfriend to write the b Leggi tutto
real review of book here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... review of this spectacular edition: ohhhhhh A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!! after missing out on buying this very limited print run edition of The Land of Laughs because i couldn't justify, at this financial point in my life, spending $85 on
Morbid and unsettling, even though extremely ingenious. Obsessions, talking dogs, infidelity, diaries of doom, freedom vs fate, writers of destiny, ... what the fig? Q: Why couldn’t a woman be marvelous for once? Not winky, not liberated, not vacuous … (c) Q: Don’t they scare you?” “No more than you do, Leggi tutto
I had no clue what to expect of this novel, and cannot even remember where I encountered it already many months ago. FROM THE BLURB Have you ever loved a magical book above all others? Have you ever wished the magic were real? Welcome to The Land of Laughs. A novel about how terrifying that would
This book was my introduction to the incredible writing of Jonathan Carroll. He writes these modern fantasies that are sometimes dark and usually humorous. I can't think of another author that I know of that writes like Carroll. The problem is, he usually runs hot or cold for me; I either love the b Leggi tutto
Jonathan Carroll is a writer whose name I have been hearing over the years, but whose fiction I've never tried. An American living in Vienna for many years, he has developed a quiet but steadfast cult following - much like the city itself, with its with its unlimited supply of quiet coffee houses -
Thomas Abbey has always loved the books by Marshall France, you may even say he's obsessed with them. He has a copy of just about every book written by the famed (and fictional) author and has an inheritance from his famous father that allows him to pay big bucks for even the rarest publications. Abb Leggi tutto
This is copy 40 of 300 copies signed by: Jonathan Carroll Ryder Carroll Michelle Lopes David Mattingly
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