Dangerous Laughter is a book that I find difficult to describe, but I loved it. The stories are mundane, bizarre and beautifully written. They cover human obsessions and human foibles. The writing is dense and disturbing in a gorgeously creepy kind of way.
Millhauser writes with a certain distance and detachment that I found very chilling. Some of the stories remind me of Calvino or Borges. I sometimes had to put the book down because it was just too weird, but I kept going back… Spooky stuff, like ghosts stories for adults but without the ghosts. I will definitely end up with a copy on my bookshelf.
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