The Wooden Sea

The Wooden Sea

Book - 2001
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Ever since the publication of his first novel, The Land of Laughs, Jonathan Carroll has been delighting readers with his memorable characters and his overflowing imagination. Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Ruth Rendell, and Pat Conroy have all praised his work over the years. He creates worlds just around the corner from our own everyday lives, where the dead return, where your best friend is transformed into something not human, where you can meet earlier -- and later -- versions of yourself.The Wooden Sea, Carroll's most ambitious and visionary work to date, is populated with finely etched characters and conveys an edgy sense of wonder. From the moment a three-legged dog limps into the comfortable life of Crane's View Police Chief Frannie McCabe and drops dead at his feet, McCabe's life is forever altered. The decisions McCabe will make over the next week will have enormous impact on his life -- and on the fate of the world as well.A rich stew of intrigue, wonder, and redemption, The Wooden Sea is Jonathan Carroll's finest novel to date. It confirms his place as one of the major fantasists of his generation.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2001
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780312878238
Branch Call Number: FIC/Carro 359401 1
Characteristics: 302 p


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Apr 03, 2013

If you've stumbled upon this author, you need to make sure you read "A ghost in love", that book is amazing. So, how is the wooden sea? Well, after reading the novel, I still don't know what the wooden sea is? Please someone make a comment on here, and tell me. The book eludes to what it is, but I don't remember it coming out and saying what it is. I give this novel 3.5/5 stars. This author is amazing, there were plenty of moments where I thought: "Wow, that's cool!", but for whatever reason this novel, wasn't my favorite. I feel like I must have missed something important in the novel. Why does this novel fall slightly flat? Is it the book or is it me? I may have to pick it up again in a year or two and find out.

Feb 15, 2010

An interesting fantasy mystery until the last third when it seems to lose its way a bit. Fairly enjoyable if you like this type of book. The various strands don't fully come together at the end though.

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