It only takes a page or two to conclude that Daniel Griffin values precision – a precision not of meticulous detail, but of economy, of the extraneous shorn away until a vital core is reached: a core of character, of an exchange of words, of a scene, a story. He gets, as many a new writer does not, that the less an author says, the more the reader can enter, must enter, the process of imagining. Rather than being told what is, you collaborate in its discovery.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
"Less is More in These Sparkling Stories"
Over at the Globe & Mail, Jim Bartley reviews Daniel Griffin's Stopping for Strangers :