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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person's life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book's unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph's particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.
This was funny, sad and thought-provoking. A very interesting look at other people's lives. Made me realize we need to actually print out some of the photos on our cellphones to... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Kindle Customer
A cool collection of found photos. They are placed in thematic chapters like wartime and Janet Lee. That last is a whole slew of pics showing the life and end of a little girl. Read morePublished 1 month ago by true britty
I was overjoyed that I chose to get this in print instead of for my kindle - the pictures are utterly crazy amazing.Published 1 month ago by Amy O
This book makes me want to look for old photographs the next time I am in the antique shop looking for vintage fountain pens.Published 1 month ago by Richard Myers
Loved this book, I also pick up photos that resemble family members, usually i, more humerous situations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paula Lugibihl