For connoisseurs of imaginative fiction, the novels of Jonathan Carroll are a special treat that occupy a space all their own. His surreal fictions, which deftly mix the everyday with the extraordinary, have won him a devoted following. Now, in Glass Soup, Carroll continues to astound . . . . The... show more
For connoisseurs of imaginative fiction, the novels of Jonathan Carroll are a special treat that occupy a space all their own. His surreal fictions, which deftly mix the everyday with the extraordinary, have won him a devoted following. Now, in Glass Soup, Carroll continues to astound . . . . The realm of the dead is built from the dreams--and nightmares--of the living. Octopuses drive buses. God is a polar bear. And a crowded highway literally leads to hell. Once before, Vincent Ettrich and his lover, Isabelle Neukor, crossed over from life to death and back again. Now Isabelle bears a very special child, who may someday restore the ever-changing mosaic that is reality. Unless the agents of Chaos can lure her back to the land of the dead--and trap her there forever. Glass Soup is another exquisite and singular creation from the author January magazine described as "incapable of writing a bad book much less an uninteresting one."
Publish date: November 28th 2006
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I mentioned in my previous review that I have spent the last month of year reading three novels by Jonathan Carroll. Glass Soup is the second of the Carroll novels and I will be posting a review on The Wooden Sea by the end of the year. These Carroll novels have given me a new perspective towards th...
Neil Gaiman said about him: "Carroll opens a window that did not know and invites you to look through. Gives you eyes to see them, and brings together the world with all its freshness, honesty and innovation. " And this is precisely what we found in Glass Soup, a story that combines the usual surpri...
De él ha dicho Neil Gaiman: “Carroll abre una ventana que no conocías y te invita a mirar a través. Te regala sus ojos para que veas con ellos, y te ofrece el mundo con toda su frescura, honestidad y novedad”. Y precisamente esto es lo que encontramos en Sopa de Cristales, una historia que nos combi...
Although I checked the description of this book (on the flaps), I didn't know it was a sequel to White Apples. I enjoyed it, but not it's the best novel by this author that I have read.