'Its combination of staccato sentences and tidy symbolism transforms the finest passages into little haikus of prose.'
'Incurable romantics will savour Simon Van Booy's tender, Maupassant-like fables.'
'His stories are full of the most exquisite insights.'
'Breathtaking. . .chillingly beautiful, like postcards from Eden... Van Booy's stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.'
'Van Booy is a master of the atmospheric scene written in lyrical prose.'
'A first-rate storyteller'
'He shows an uncanny ability to create intense moods and emotions within the space of a few poetic paragraphs.'
'Each of these stories has moments of sheer loveliness.