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Mijk, please read Seamus Deane's book Reading in the Dark - it is something very special and I would love to know what you think about it!
Am also a Per Petterson fan - read I curse the river of time 4 times, as I felt was missing something - why certain films and books are mentioned, the name of the ferry...even the name of the cafe where he is slapped by his mother...

There seems to be a constant reference to the past: was the mother was a heroine of the resistance and is that why the ferry staff are good to her and people turn up for her birthday? The hero only sees things as they are now, in the present and does not ask about causes and effects, so does not understand anything much. But we as readers may pick up something from the clues...
Would you agree with any of this?

I read his books and I wonder - how does he do this, this voice in the head type of thing where there is no distance between him and the reader?

Michalsuz
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