Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival is the first book to deeply examine the world of The Juggalos—the clown-painted subculture that has over the past 20 years has swept across North America and grown large enough to be designated a gang by the FBI.
In the tradition of writers like Hunter S. Thompson and Jon Ronson, Craven Rock spends a debaucherous week as an undercover journalist at The Gathering of the Juggalos, the group's yearly summer festival. He reports back with hazy recollections, questionable memories, and awkward interviews, while also offering a powerful examination of the class issues, faith, violence, and internal marketing within the culture. All the while exploring what it says about American culture as a whole. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!