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It All Started With A Mysterious And Seemingly Innocent Postcard, But From That Point 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 In 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

10 thoughts on “Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence

  1. says:

    This isn t a novel in fact, it s a book that can probably be read by most people in less than an hour It is of an artistic expression of both love and desire in written form, as explored via a mysterious correspondence, in which the reader can participate.

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    I believe the illustrations alone are worth ten 10 stars However, the story is a bit weird This is a story told through a series of correspondence A young woman on an island in the South Pacific starts by sending a postcard to a young man in London Based on the postcards and letters exchanged both are very talented artists Sabine sometime gets visions or dreams of the illustrations by Griffin as he works on them She writes him about things that no one should know except him They develop some type of romance through their communications The book actually shows the postcards and letters nineteen 19 The book even actually has envelopes with the letters enclosed The book is a great presentation Very well done I really liked this book and plan to read the other books in this trilogy.

  3. says:

    A little fictional bon bon for the discerning palate Just 46 pages long A small package of strange and delightful images, and a storyline with a mystery.This was recommended to me by a friend who sends me flying letters and the book is full of illustrated envelopes and postcards I can see why she liked it on another level too her art and the art in the book have the same lovely sense of playfulness Bantock s work is inspiring, weird, charmingand sometimes a bit gruesome I am not alone in admiring it it was on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years.

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    Equal parts Romantic in the Byron on a windswept moor sense , Impressionist and Surrealist, Griffin and Sabine is a memorable experience I finished this in the wee small hours of the morning, and immediately drifted off to sleep I highly recommend that all readers choose the same time to move through this piece I can t imagine a better time to have wrapped myself up in this charming, intriguing, simple yet incredibly layered piece of art There are many things that can be analyzed here from the straight mystery of the identity or representative status of Sabine and the fate of Griffin Is she real Is she an overly dramatic justification for self debasement, the Muse Is she a symptom of a lonely, diseased mind Does it matter , the stylistic influences Magritte, Monet s garden and light studies, fauvism, Romantic cult of death, deconstructionism , the questionable psychology of both characters Griffin s doubtful sanity, the evolution of Sabine whether it is in his mind or not, what each means to the other , or one can look at things through a postcolonial lens the exotic dreams of the Other, the European dispora and their various reasons for escaping the Old World, Sabine s possibly mythical marginalized country in a colonized area that makes money ostensibly off of rich world stamp collectors if real, one thing, if Griffin created it on his own, a fascinating other, etc.However what I really took away from it was a beautiful, sad statement on the capacity of people to dream a world, a love, a passion into their own reality, and some absolutely gorgeous, subtly created art that you could stare at and read into nearly endlessly This book can be read in half an hour if you really desire to, but I don t know why you would desire that.

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    I ve read this and all the other books for this series It s a unique read Have you ever accidentally received someone else s mail and wondered what it might contain Or come across a diary and been tempted to read what secrets it held This book is a voyeuristic view of a relationship between two people or is it Opening the book you realize soon enough that you have stumbled upon someone s mail and you can t help but read it Each consecutive page brings and interest, as well as questions Some letters are on post cards, others have envelopes that you have to open and pull the letter out, unfold it and you contribute to the story by being the recipientIt s sort of like an adult pop up book Each page a new letter or post card and the relationship grows.Each book in the series brings you closer to the hopes that these two people meet and you wonder what might transpireIt makes you want to go out and check your mailbox.Enjoyed it

  6. says:

    Lovely little unusual book, takes about thirty minutes give or take to read I don t know if I ll follow up on the sequels or other parts of the trilogy, but it was a nice short break from reading mysteries, thrillers and horror novels About the correspondence between two artists, one of whom can see what the other is drawing There s a developing romance but it happens rather quickly and almost between the lines of the letters and post cards they write to one another I was not blown away, but found it a little delight, like having an extra tea cake when I m invited to a tea party.I never get invited to tea parties.

  7. says:

    One of the cuter and interesting picture books I ve read lately, Griffin and Sabine imagines reading some one else s letters as exactly that There are post cards that are photographed on both sides, but the letters are actually in envelopes that the reader has to pull out of envelopes and unfold This kind of interactive text, thought I can see all the ways it could become a horrible gimmick, is done exactly right in this short book Griffin is a visual artist, Sabine the woman from a small, mysterious island nation that, while having never met him, sees flashes of his art and life They start corresponding over this odd, supernatural connection and we find out Sabine designs stamps as well Their mail art appears going both ways, and it s the kind of pen pal relationship that is quirky without being trite There s also a creepy element too, since Sabine happens to know a lot of random portions of Griffin s life and they have definitely never met The only thing that I didn t care for was the pacing The ending breaks off quickly and the desire to find out what happens next clouds the overall mood created by the previous parts of the book I m not sure if it s a cost in publishing thing or what, but I would have preferred to have the entire series in one book On the other hand, it s not like it s hard to find these books and I ll have to get the next couple as soon as possible.

  8. says:

    I ve been acquainted with this fascinating trilogy for years, but never bothered to give it a perusal in its entirety until recently Its allure is founded upon the exquisiteness of the design, the zen like coyness of the plot and the slight sense of taboo involved in sifting through someone else s private correspondence I think that author illustrator Bantock is, in that regard, one of the leading purveyors of a formula that has proven quite successful in various pop cultural media over the past two decades The video game Myst and the television series Lost spring to mind Visually speaking, the design and illustration don t seem at all dated and haven t lost one bit of their elegant appeal over twenty years On the contrary, I think the further advance of the Digital Age has merely driven up the stock of something as delightfully tactile as this series Publisher Chronicle Books also cleverly offered a set of actual postcards based on those featured in the books, of which I have a few samples Wish I had a complete set

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    I loved this book for the pure pleasure of reading it you have to pick up a physical copy check your local library I m not even sure there is an e copy available At first you re looking at a set of intriguing postcards recording the correspondence of Sabine, who lives on a far off island but claims to know everything about her correspondent s art, and Griffin, a one man postcard company Then the correspondence shifts to letters and you get to open envelopes and pull out letters to read Oh my goodness The nerd in me just about died.The correspondence itself is thought provoking as well how does Sabine know things about Griffin s art that only he should know At what point should you question your judgement of reality Is Sabine as harmless as she seems How thin is the shell we wrap around true ourselves, our buried griefs and deep lonelinesses Definitely recommended.

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    Growing up I always loved the idea of writing letters to someone and learning something new whether it be their life story, the city they live in or what they might be thinking as I write these letters What doesn t help is I ve seen countless Hallmark films that showcase two lovers from two different centuries writing to each other, the Lake House movie, and Felicity s voice letters to her friend Unfortunately I live in 21st century where most of my generation do not even know how to write a letter let alone mail it thanks to the invention of email I found this book to be marvelous in sense that you get to be someone who is intruding on other peoples mail I could definitely see this book as a novel but I love that it is full of postcards and letters, with beautiful designs, and an intriguing story leaving me wanting I will definitely continue reading this series We meet Griffin, a very lonely guy who is a post card designer living in London who gets a post card one day from a woman named Sabine She lives in the South Pacific islands known as Sicmon Islands and writes to him telling him that she loves his work particularly this one post card with a fish coming out of a broken wine glass.Immediately Sabrine attracts Griffin attention and he becomes curious as to how she knows about that particular post card because he has never shown it to anyone he knows At first she doesn t want to scare him and avoid his question but then tells him that she has the power of telepathy and can always see him draw without seeing his face She had spent countless years seeing his beautiful drawings and yet never could discover a clue about his name until she read about a self designer who makes post cards and featured a few of his illustrations that she recognizes.During the course of the story you get to see this interesting love story developing and at the same time we see a different behavior in Griffin From being lonely and depressed, he starts to change and become angry and losing control of his emotions The ending brings up a point of view that I hadn t thought before which blew my mind in epic proportions view spoiler Towards the end, Griffin sends Sabine letters telling her to stop writing and that everything is just a figment of his imagination, and that she is not a real person But in the last letter she tells him that he can quit this romance on a whim and that if he is depressed without her then she is willing to visit him Then later we discover that his post cards had been pinned to the ceiling and Griffin is missing leaving an empty studio hide spoiler