The book shines like something in the dark because Simckes is capable handling the most intimate human materials with extraordinary gentleness.John Hawkes
The Comatose Kids
A 93-year-old European Doktor kidnaps two hopeless cases from their hospitals and attempts to cure them by convincing them that they are long-lost lovers.
An original feat of the imagination. It purifies through love for the human being.
Unique, wild, funny. It still haunts me.
Spooky, mystical, comic, a very good play, perhaps a great one.
A timeless profundity about it. The resonances are mythic. Extraordinarily strange, enlivened by all kinds of stylistic intrusions and an almost hysterical inventiveness.