“The Luaghing Monsters” thrills with political espionage

December 8, 2014

By Miguel Camargo  Denis Johnson’s latest novel, “The Laughing Monsters,” although not his best work, compliments his oeuvre. Fans of political thrillers or Johnson’s fans will enjoy this novel. However, people who haven’t read anything by Johnson may find it a tedious read. The narrative follows Roland Nair, a man who describes himself as Danish with an American passport as he attempts to dive into the anarchy of Africa. Nair…