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Bones of the Moonby Jonathan Carroll
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Cullen James is a young woman whose life dictates her dreams-and whose dreams control her life.
In her first dream, she found the perfect man-and the same thing promptly happened in life. Now, she has begun to dream dreams set in Rondua, a fantasy world of high adventure, full of tests of her courage and strength. Slowly and quietly, her dream world is spilling over into her New York City reality and beginning to threaten everything she loves in life. Her friends are gathered to help her-but even her newfound courage may not be enough.
"Bones of the Moon is one of the master's finest books....It's always lyrical and magical. Any Jonathan Carroll will do, but to me, this is the best." Rick Klaw, "Ten Overlooked Odd Speculative Fiction Classics," sfsite.com
"Carroll's first novel, The Land of Laughs, is something of a minor classic, but this one, his third, is, ultimately, a failure....[T]he book increasingly functions, however subtly, as anti-abortion polemic. More of a problem, in the narrative, are sentimentality in lieu of emotion, occasionally cloying preciousness, and the general superficiality of characterization." Publishers Weekly
"No one has ever written a book quite like it....Jonathan Carroll is a cult waiting to be born." Pat Conroy
"Jonathan Carroll's Bones of the Moon...started me on a love affair with the author. A brief plot synopsis cannot do the book justice....Carroll does a wonderful job painting his characters. Even those who are nothing more than a walk-on receive a full personality and quirks that stay with the reader long after the book is done....The last few pages of the book are completely unexpected in both their content and in the emotions they produce. It is a rare writer who can make you laugh and cry at the same time. Carroll accomplishes just that." Tammy Dotts, Rambles.net
"Amazing, perplexing, and unforgettable. A magical world that forces the reader to put aside his own and live only in wonder." Stanislaw Lem
Cullen James is a young woman whose life dictates her dreams--and whose dreams control her life. Slowly her dream world is spilling over into her reality, and beginning to threaten everything she loves.
About the Author
Jonathan Carroll was born in 1949 in New York. His father was a screenwriter; his mother an actress and lyricist. He attended Rutgers University then the University of Virginia. He became an English teacher, eventually moving to the American International School in Vienna, Austria in 1974. Carroll still lives in Vienna with his family. For an alternate ending to the U.S. edition of Bones of the Moon, visit his website: www.jonathancarroll.com.
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