Ewald Murrer today returns the almost forgotten genre of poetically fantastic short stories to the market with a monumental collection of a hundred epic texts. This genre is familiar to us from the collection Gaspard de la Nuit by French Romantic Aloysius Bertrand. In fact, the title of the book indicates this kinship. The poet enchants readers with his masterful storytelling talent. Imagination and a fascination with mystery come together with the grotesque and, here and there, naturalistic hyperbole in Night Reading. The author continues in the poetics of a particular melancholy and bizarre dreaming that captivated readers back in the 1990s with his book Zápisník pana Pinkeho (Diary of Mr. Pinke).