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ISBN13: 9780877017882
ISBN10: 0877017883
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It all started with a mysterious and seemingly innocent postcard, but from that point on nothing was to remain the same in the life of Griffin Moss, a quiet, solitary artist living in London. His logical, methodical world was suddenly turned upside down by a strangely exotic woman living on a tropical island thousands of miles away. Who is Sabine? How can she "see" what Griffin is painting when they have never met? Is she a long-lost twin? A clairvoyant? Or a malevolent angel? Are we witnessing the flowering of a magical relationship or a descent into madness? This stunning visual novel unfolds in a series of postcards and letters, all brilliantly illustrated with whimsical designs, bizarre creatures, and darkly imagined landscapes. Inside the book, Griffin and Sabine's letters are to be found nestling inside their envelopes, permitting the reader to examine the intimate correspondence of these inexplicably linked strangers. This truly innovative novel combines a strangely fascinating story with lush artwork in an altogether original format.

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

A novel in colorful postcards and letters depicts the enigmatic relationship between British artist Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem, a mysterious woman living on a Pacific island who can see Griffin as he works in London.

Synopsis:

Griffin: It's good to get in touch with you at last. Could I have one of your fish postcards? I think you were right — the wine glass has more impact than the cup. — Sabine

But Griffin had never met a woman named Sabine. How did she know him? How did she know his artwork? Who is she? Thus begins the strange and intriguing correspondence of Griffin and Sabine. And since each letter must be pulled from its own envelope, the reader has the delightful, forbidden sensation of reading someone else's mail. Griffin & Sabine is like no other illustrated novel: appealing to the poet and artist in everyone and sure to inspire a renaissance in the fine art of letter-writing, it tells an extraordinary story in an extraordinary way.

About the Author

Nick Bantock is the author of numerous illustrated novels, including Griffin & Sabine, Sabine's Notebook, The Golden Mean, The Gryphon, and Alexandria, which together spent 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Born in England, he now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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JLH3179, July 6, 2010 (view all comments by JLH3179)
Such a beautiful book and highly recommended, as are all of the other books in this series. The author is also the artist, and you really get into the correspondence between Grifin and Sabine. You can touch the postcards and take letters out of envelopes, and the different styles for the characters tell you even more about them than their dialogue can convey. Truly a wonderful reading experience.
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claire bruncke, April 4, 2010 (view all comments by claire bruncke)
If you've ever had the perfect pen pal, or wished to, this is the book for you. Griffin and Sabine fall in love through a series of beautiful letters, each of which you can hold in your hand. Nick Bantock takes real art, and makes magic with it. The story gets tangled, and it is hard to tell which way is up, and more importantly if true love really exists. The Griffin and Sabine Saga is out of the box, romantic, inspiring, and the perfect read for a cozy Saturday afternoon.
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claire bruncke, April 4, 2010 (view all comments by claire bruncke)
If you've ever had the perfect pen pal, or wished to, this is the book for you. Griffin and Sabine fall in love through a series of beautiful letters, each of which you can hold in your hand. Nick Bantock takes real art, and makes magic with it. The story gets tangled, and it is hard to tell which way is up, and more importantly if true love really exists. The Griffin and Sabine Saga is out of the box, romantic, inspiring, and the perfect read for a cozy Saturday afternoon.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780877017882
Author:
Bantock, Nick
Author:
Bantock, Nick
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Toy and movable books
Subject:
Imaginary letters
Subject:
Griffin (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Epistolary fiction
Subject:
Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 172
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
21 cm. +
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 48 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780877017882 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , A novel in colorful postcards and letters depicts the enigmatic relationship between British artist Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem, a mysterious woman living on a Pacific island who can see Griffin as he works in London.
"Synopsis" by , Griffin: It's good to get in touch with you at last. Could I have one of your fish postcards? I think you were right — the wine glass has more impact than the cup. — Sabine

But Griffin had never met a woman named Sabine. How did she know him? How did she know his artwork? Who is she? Thus begins the strange and intriguing correspondence of Griffin and Sabine. And since each letter must be pulled from its own envelope, the reader has the delightful, forbidden sensation of reading someone else's mail. Griffin & Sabine is like no other illustrated novel: appealing to the poet and artist in everyone and sure to inspire a renaissance in the fine art of letter-writing, it tells an extraordinary story in an extraordinary way.

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