The list author says: "This is a personal list - everything is included for completely subjective. Limiting it to ten certainly excludes quite a few works - but limits are beautiful and if you know these works it is just as interesting to think about what is not on the list. Emphasis on works from the late 20th century forward."
"This collection of short stories is utterly perplexing to me - but somehow these strange/puzzling stories and worth the effort. Keep reading - but not for resolution, clarity understanding or payoff - just because."
"Maybe it is the setting and childhood summers spent on the beach or maybe the strange beauty of parts or the post apocalypse world of Fiskadoro or maybe the clarinet? I am not really sure why but this book has stuck in my mind much longer than most."