" In this universe the night was falling; the shadows were lengthening towards an east that would not know another dawn. But elsewhere the stars were still young and the light of morning lingered; and along the path he once had followed, Man would one day go again"

Arthur C. Clarke Against the Fall of Night

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Loud Table - Jonathan Carroll

I have loved Jonathan Carroll since I first read his brilliant novel Land of Laughs some 30 years ago and I have read almost everything he has written since. His combination of fabulation, fantasy and horror is perfectly suited to his stories where our everyday urban world transforms into a reality that is anything but. So I was delighted to find that Tor had provided access to his story "The Loud Table".

As an old duffer myself I know that there are two pastimes we indulge in frequentely, the first is gathering with friends to talk for hours over meals or coffee, and once there, to discuss our faltering memories. Carroll has captured this wonderfully in a tale of one such group of friends in search of a new coffee spot, and his has done this in a tale that belongs very much within our jagged orbit. Great stuff.


And if you have not read anything by Jonathan Carroll, please give him a try.

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