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A Bona-Fido Fantasy Classic,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Land Of Laughs (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) (Paperback)
A bad pun (read it to find out why) for a great book- Jonathan Carroll's first novel starts off as sweetly strange and ends up scary and shocking. The central idea - revealed about two thirds of the way through, has been plagiarised a few times now by film and TV episode writers, so it doesn't feel quite as original as it must have done back in 1975 when the book was first published. Nevertheless this is a must-read classic of the horror / fantasy genre. Carroll even manages to pull off a very satisfying frisson with his last couple of sentences. Highly recommended.