The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
Publish date: October 7th 2010
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal—if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal—is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T....
While I enjoyed this very much, I thought it ended with a whimper when even the same action could have been a bang. I'd recommend it anyway as an ambitious and entertaining piece that falls just short of its promise.
This was a fascinating book. I found it at the library book sale, and the large format caught my eye. This format is used to allow the margins to be filled in with "maps" by T.S. Spivet. Of course, by his definition, a map could be a geological map, or the method of chopping wood, or the sound waves...
This book is different. It's a pseudo graphic memoir by a "naive-male-prodigy-on-a-mission" (per Newsweek). It is published with extra wide side margins that leave room for numerous drawings and side comments. At first I thought I could ignore these graphics and side comments because it appeared ...
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