Friday, February 13, 2009

Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by, Nick Bantock


This is a pretty little book. The story is told through postcards, and letters that you actually pull out of an envelope to read. Not all the artwork is pretty, but I love the idea of the book. The story is intriguing, but the entire book felt more like a chapter. SO I quickly put requests in for the other 5 books of the series. Hopefully they'll come in quick.

The basic summary is that an artist, Griffin, receives a postcard from a woman who lives on a tiny island. As they correspond, she explains that she can see his artwork as he creates it. Their letters draw you in, and I'm really excited to see where the story will go.

**As a side note, my anesthesiologist when I was in labor with Laney told me about these books. We were having a discussion about the names of my children. I was impressed that he had a literary reference for each of their names that I was unfamiliar with. Of course I don't remember what Delaney and Nolan were. I think they were authors. Its nice the conversation was good, because the epidural wasn't. It only took on one side, and someone had to come fix it, give me another shot of it, which resulted in cement leg on the left side for many hours. But I digress.....

3 comments:

Kim Edwards said...

I didn't know there were so many books in the series! I remember looking at that book in the BYU bookstore a long, long time ago. I thought it was so cool to look at, but I never actually read the whole thing. I will have to check it out.

I liked reading your story about the anesthesiologist. You should digress more often. : )

By the way, no library in Salt Lake has "the Elegance of Hedgehog." Would you consider that book worthy of purchasing?

Kammy T said...

Kim--I think its worth buying, but I can send you mine. I so rarely buy books because you never know until AFTER if you even want to own it. Let me know, I can send this off to you, really.

Hayley's Comment said...

I've read them all and LOVE them all thanks for reminding me of them again. My friend has the entire series and I just happen to be heading her way (DC) at the end of March so I'll have to read them again!