After Silence is the eighth novel by the American writer Jonathan Carroll, published in 1993. It tells the story of a successful cartoonist, the protagonist Max Fischer, who fell in love with a woman. Later he discovers many secrets, including a terrifying crime, about the woman and is confused about what to do.
|Published||May 12, 1993 Main Street Books|
Reviews of the novel are mixed. LA Times Reviewer Susan Heeger, thought the plot had a strong design, but was not expertly told: "Carroll's book doesn't rise above the level of an intriguing cautionary tale over-directed by someone anxious to get his point across." Publishers Weekly had a much more positive review, writing that the novel is "An electrifying, unforgettable novel that unfolds with the logic of a Greek tragedy, Carroll's parable on moral cowardice [has an] uncompromising honesty about how secrets gnaw and kill." The London Review of Books describes the novel as representing the American "everyday" with "delicate descriptions".
- Heeger, Susan (1993-05-16). "A Legacy of Pain : AFTER SILENCE, By Jonathan Carroll (Doubleday: $21; 227 pp.)". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
- "Fiction Book Review: After Silence-P331074/3 by Jonathan Carroll, Author Doubleday Books $21 (0p) ISBN 978-0-385-41974-1". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
- Chaudhuri, Amit (1992-07-09). "Here is a little family". London Review of Books. pp. 18–19. ISSN 0260-9592. Retrieved 2016-02-05.