Bookclub No. 32 Reif Larsen “The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet”

Okay, okay, this book is a recommendation of a friend who
1. never ever recommended something I didn’t cherish and
2. persisted on reading it in the book club for eons, so
3. now, it’s been made into a film and we don’t want to fall into the trap of watching before reading, hence
4. the book is now available, ordered and on it’s way.

I’m not going to tell you what the film is called, just that the director of ‘Amelie’ made it and, well, I’m not a huge fan.
The title reminds instantly of one of those 18th century great thinker pamphlets, which are published as Oxford Classics and take up half your bookshelf space. But whilst it is beautifully written, it is rather like a picture or scrap book with lots of references and drawings on the side. This needs some getting used to, but I was instantly hooked which is good news to people who have to suffer my constant ranting.
So, if you like maps or the drawing of maps, you will like T.S. Spivet, who is only 12 years old but a genius …

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Tuesday, 9th September 2014
8.15pm at England, England

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