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Let me start by noting that I've read another of Millhauser's volumes, "The Knife Thrower", and that I was very intrigued by it.
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Steven millhouser uses short, plain, unemotional sentences to make the reality of his characters more immediate to the reader in "Dangerous Laughter". Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lori Parker
DANGEROUS LAUGHTER is a collection of 13 short stories from author Steven Millhauser, best known for his award-winning novel MARTIN DRESSLER. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stacy Helton
Like in all short story collections, some are better than the others. Where Millhauser is good, he is very good. The middle part of this work -- on vanishing -- was my favorite. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. Smallridge
Elaine Coleman is a character in one of the stories who gradually disappears. I know how she feels: one thirteenth of me seemed to disappear with each story in this tedious... Read morePublished on August 11, 2010 by t.g. randini
These short stories are captivating and fantastic. They compel the reader to consider the the relationship between absurdity and reality. Great food for thought.Published on January 21, 2010 by Mark Trial
Millhauser's short stories transform what start out as thought experiments into dream states where the ordinary world is entirely present and yet utterly destabilized. Read morePublished on October 18, 2009 by Richard Roth
Of the thirteen stories in this book, I enjoyed one and found two interesting. The other ten, that's right, TEN were nearly impossible to finish. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by Just_Karen
This is a very strong collection that some less than flattering reviewers have correctly described as repetitive and lacking characters. Read morePublished on August 15, 2009 by Buzz Advert