Thank you, @hillju, for saying this about Irkadura. Your words made my day. And they made me cry a little. And they made me want to write and write and write and never stop.
"I loved that book...and I don't think it is quite like anything else I've read. The voice was really unique. I rarely go for books that look disturbing from the outset but with this one I loved the writing so much on the first page that I turned to the second, and then the third, and soon I was engrossed in the character and the story. Then I bought the damn book. And that, I guess, is how all the best books work. I've just started reading Siren Suicides, to see what your earlier writing was like, and this has pulled me right in as well. You have a talent for the dark but I think you understand how to be dark without being twisted. Every character has a logic that works."