Wooden sea Review and Opinion

 

 

 

The Wooden Sea
Jonathan Carroll
Gollancz paperback £6.99

review by Debbie Moon

Small town Chief of Police Frannie McCabe has seen a few things in his time. Done a few things he shouldn't, back in his wild youth, too. But suddenly that wild youth is standing right in front of him, in the form of his 17-year-old self - and telling him that the destiny of the entire universe rests on what he does over the next seven days. Oh, and on a dead dog, a feather, and a billionaire from the future. And then there are the aliens...
   Frannie has been cropping up in Carroll's fiction for a while now, perpetually on the edge of mind-bending events. Now he finally gets to take centre stage, in what's arguably Carroll's most ambitious book yet. The meaning of life itself is being unravelled in Crane's View, a fantastical puzzle whose clues are hidden among dreams, delusions, and the minutiae of small town existence.
   This is a book to be experienced rather than fully understood, sweeping the reader along on the same tidal wave of meanings and possibilities that engulfs Frannie. Yet despite the complexities of time travel and tangled loyalties, Carroll's all-too-human characters captivate us, in all their frailty and passion. The Wooden Sea is a gripping, often shocking read, from one of the masters of contemporary fantasy. Essential reading.

 


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