"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan



tall tales/ Jorn Riel

"Skroner"is the name for tall tales in Scandinavia: they are stories needing entertaining invention, exaggeration. They must be very powerful, make you laugh loudly or shiver terribly...Truth and morality are never important. The important thing in Riel's stories is the truth of the characters, what they think is true, beautiful or terrible. They are real people living invented stories because of the madness of the country...
Have you ever heard of somebody selling his tattoe ? of a rooster crowing three times before he dies? of a hunter hiding to knit?
The tall tales they all tell and live are due to their extreme loneliness...
The words are even a way of fighting and may be killing...There're always too much light or too much darkness, too much closeliness or two much loneliness. You're going to laugh, to cry, to be deeply moved and to fall deeply in love with these people...

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