January 12, 2018 by TinyNavajo
Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock
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This was such an extraordinary book, just like its title says…if you like/love letter writing, then I believe that you’ll not only enjoy this book, but you’ll want to continue the series as well.
One ordinary day, Griffin Moss receives an exotic postcard from a mysterious woman named Sabine Strohem, saying that she’s glad to have finally get in touch with him, and mentions that the impact of the wineglass is better than the cup. This references to a piece of artwork that only Griffin could have seen, and he has no idea how Sabine could have seen it. Thus starts the remarkable tale between two minds, that seems to be something out of a fairy tale. We as the readers are able to not only read their letters and postcards to each other, but we are able to get to know these two characters in such a way that we wouldn’t be able to were this book written in the way of general prose.
The postcards are printed on two pages, the front on one page, the back with the writing on the next. It’s the letters that intrigue me most; I love that you are able to pull the letters out of their envelopes and physically hold and read them. I love that there are illustrations on each and every postcard and envelope, and you can see that personality of both Griffin and Sabine.
This has been one of my favorite books, that was quickly added to my Beat the Backlist 2018 challenge, which I said I would be doing. I loved it so much that I actually ordered my own copy, that was how good it was.
What book has so ensnared you that you had to have your own copy? Comment below and let me know!