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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    This book is amazing

    Everything about this book is perfect. Read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2005

    Gahan Wilson review in 'Realms of Fantasy' magazine

    'Once again you have the great good fortune to be able to read a new book by Jonathan Carroll and that's a lucky break, indeed, because Carroll is one of the best living writers of grownup fantasy. 'GLASS SOUP is a sequel to WHITE APPLES but though it would be a good idea to read the one before the other because of the accumulation of riches, Carroll has sculpted this new book in such a way that it stands easily on its own. 'Both books concern the great and growing love between Isabelle Neukor and Vincent Ettrich and take place both here in this amazing world of the living and in the equally amazing afterlives to which we go when we die. 'These afterlives are very personal since they are made up of our dreams and our task is to see through these dreams, one by one. 'An author less brilliant than Carroll would be sure to get himself deeply into trouble pretty early on with such a ground plan but his extraordinary imagination, humor and humanity are more than up to the challenge. 'Let me give you just one example of how brilliantly he plays with things like a set of interfitting Chinese boxes. When poor Character A becomes convinced that the total bizareness of his weird afterlife must surely indicate the whole thing's a mere preliminary to his being tossed into Hell with its lakes of bubbling brimstone, he decides to visit God's office, which he's noticed many times before but avoided going to because of sheer terror. He is deeply puzzled when he sees God is an enormous polar bear. But then love flows over him when he realizes it is Bob, the stuffed polar bear he adored as a child. Finally though, his heart sinks when it seems Bob wants him to do something more terrifiying than diving into pools of bubbling brimstone. 'With almost any other author I would be careful not to give away such a scene but GLASS SOUP is so full of such flights, so packed with them, there's no problem at all. I could go on and on with such gems and still not scratch the surface. 'Also be warned: If you read fantasy to get away from the grim and painful emotional realities of life I would particularly recommend you skip Carroll's work. 'On the other hand if you're hurting and would like some very good teachings on the management and treatment of such hurts, I would very much recommend you read Carroll's work. 'There's really nobody like him.'

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