Florin Irimia

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Novel, Ego. Prose series, Polirom, 2014, 232 pages

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“I very much liked the atmosphere of this novel, which approaches that of the film noir in its heyday, and Florin Irimia, through the voice of his character, takes on his experiences vocally. References to films noirs can be found in almost every chapter, and the main character has an obsession (positive or negative, depending on how you look at it) with great directors such as Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, but also with their controversial relationships with women/girls much younger than them. Conclusion: I liked A Few Things about You a lot.”

(Jovi ENE,

“Florin Irimia’s novel is also good at the intimate level of the page, where he has slipped in a number of sentences and sometimes whole paragraphs that demand you copy them in a notebook or cleverly post them on a social network.” 

(Constantin PISTEA, constantinpistea.

“The reader finds himself inside the mind of a depressive, conscious of what he was, of what he has done, perhaps incapable of genuinely loving because of his feverish, anguished, neurotic state, beneath which are concealed feelings of remorse and guilt.”


“The author manages to keep things under control, even when he is making deep sorties into the psychology of relationships and couples, or when he is decrying the pitfalls and misfires of the mind, things that can set love on a downward path, even a love that had promised to be enduring. These really are the areas most prone to stylistic misfires, but Florin Irimia demonstrates that he knows how to avoid them.” 

(Florin IORGA, Suplimentul de cultura)


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