From the Teeth of Angels – Jonathan Carroll

Answered Prayers #6 A retired actress and a terminally former tv star encounter death – in person. A while back, I saw a 5 disc set of Pete Seeger singing traditional American folk songs. I bought it – Pete Seeger, familiar folk songs, how could I go wrong? I’ve seldom made a mistake about quite so much music at once. (“Oh Susannah” is fun, but 139 banjo folk songs is just too many). I feel…

Keep reading

After Silence – Jonathan Carroll

Answered Prayers #5 A successful cartoonist meets a charming, intriguing woman and her son. He finds a dark secret from her past, and faces hard choices in how to react. The first half of the book is good. Carroll makes a point that he wanted to start the book with a jolt, but was ultimately argued out of it. He also points out that this is one of only two realistic books he’s written –…

Keep reading

A Child Across the Sky – Jonathan Carroll

Answered Prayers #3 A celebrated director is called to wrap up a friend and fellow director’s final project, a horror film. When I read Voice of Our Shadow, I was disappointed to find it not as good as I remembered. Still, I reminded myself, it was only his second book. I looked forward to the other Carroll books I bought in a batch. A Child Across the Sky was one of the many new ones.…

Keep reading