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Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing

On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757


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The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

Jem Wierenga, September 17, 2011

This book might be the defining example of why not every book could be put into an e-book format. The illustrations twined throughout the story simply couldn't be translated onto a digital screen. I have both a copy of this book in both paperback and hardcover, and I'd have to say even the softcover - though formatted bigger than a trade paperback - still can't give satisfactory weight this work, nearly an art book in itself, deserves.

While the plot resolves more abruptly than expected, the journey to reach the conclusion offered more than enough satisfaction in emotional honesty and illustrative wonderment. I can happily pick up my copy, cradle it between my crossed legs and open it to any page to read Larsen's words with enjoyment and delight in his pictures.

Very nice debut. I'm looking forward to more from him. If you're a fan of Jonathan Safran Foer or Jeffrey Eugenides, you might really like T.S. Spivet.
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