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Griffin and Sabine, 25th Anniversary Limited Edition: An Extraordinary Correspondence Hardcover – April 5, 2016
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This singular, magical volume invites readers to examine handmade postcards and open colorful envelopes as they eavesdrop on lonely London card-designer Griffin Moss and mysterious South Pacific islander Sabine Strohem. Sabine introduces herself to Griffin with a note congratulating him on a design on one of the postcards he illustrates--and alluding to an alteration he made during the creative process. Perplexed because he works alone and discusses his creative dilemmas with no one, he responds, begging her to enlighten him as to how she knew about the original design. In her next missive, she admits, "I share your sight," and their correspondence grows increasingly intimate. Sabine continues to make psychic observations and beckons to Griffin from her atoll; Griffin fantasizes about her to escape his drab existence, his interest turning to obsession. Their personalities shine through both their art and penmanship: Griffin's faintly disturbing, often subliminally violent collages, blocky printed words and imperfectly typewritten pages contrast with Sabine's whimsical doodles, fanciful postage stamps and flowing, calligraphic script. Pop-up book author Bantock's ( There Was an Old Lady ) images and concept will haunt the imagination.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Nick Bantock, born and raised in England, now lives in Victoria, British Columbia. An acclaimed writer and artist, he is the author of books ranging from fiction to creative inspiration. His art is publicly and privately collected throughout the world.
Top customer reviews
They "fall in love" after sending a few letters back and forth. It's not gradual and it's not realistic. His "descent into madness" is him becoming depressed and denying her existence (which is pretty offensive and insulting to people with mental illnesses but I'm not going to get into that). She gets super creepy and he goes missing.
That's it. That's the entire book. ಠ.ಠ
There isn't even an explanation for anything. Of course the other books probably solve that problem but I'm not going to spend another $15 to read 50 more pages about characters I couldn't care less about.
This book could have been great. I was excited and expected to love it and it turned out to be a huge disappointment.
Don't go into this expecting a full-blown story. It is mostly about the artwork, with an unlikely romance blended in.
Since there doesn't seem to be any savings to buying the set of 3, just try this first one (like I did) and see if you like it enough to get the others too.