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Pól Ó Lorcáin
Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

After Eight

After Eight -

After Eight by Paul Larkin – a Danish writer’s review:

April 2008
Jeg synes egentlig, at jeg har et ret godt indtryk af, hvad det er for nogle personer. I mine øjne er historierne bouillonterninger: kompakte, og meget koncentrerede. De folder sig ud til mange gange deres størrelse, når man putter dem i vand. Men de er også så koncentrerede, at jeg faktisk kun har læst 1-2 historier ad gangen. Man er mæt bagefter, men ikke kvalmende mæt. En spændende form for skriveri...
Jens Alendersen – forfatter, Danmark
April 2008
My overall view is that, in these very short stories, I get a very clear impression of what makes the characters tick. In my eyes, the stories are like stock cubes: compact, and very concentrated. Then when you put them in water, they expand to dimensions that are way beyond their original size. But they are also so concentrated, that I can actually only manage reading 1 or 2 stories at a time. One is left feeling full up afterwards, but not nauseously full. A really exciting writer’s format ...

Jens Alendersen – novelist, Denmark

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