Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser

Dangerous Laughter by Steven MillhauserTitle:  Dangerous Laughter

Author:  Steven Millhauser

Call #:  MIL

Millhauser is a master of the macabre short story and this collection is a great introduction to his work. One story tells of a miniaturist, working for an ancient king, who recreates replicas of the castle and its furniture so small that he ends up in madness working in the realm of the invisible. Another imagines a community who worked for generations to build a tower that could reach heaven. Millhauser loves writing short stories, and his adoration for the form shines through in this collection. It is simply fun to read.

Recommended by:  Becky


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