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Sabine's Notebook: 09/27/06

Sabine's Notebook

I was introduced to Nick Bantock's art and writing via the BookCrossing meetings I attend in Dublin. There I was the last in the group to read Griffin and Sabine, the first in a series of "correspondence" books involving elaborately decorated postcards and envelopes.

Sabine's Notebook is the second of the series. Whereas the first book was correspondence from two fixed locations, a tropical island and a flat in London, the second follows Griffin's travels around the world, first to escape Sabine and later to find her. The artwork on the postcards reflect his travels and to a lesser degree, his fears.

Here is my BookCrossing review:

I love the tactile experience of having to open up the letters and the challenge of seeing how the images on the postcards relates to the characters and the story. This second book in the series is darker than the first. The question still lingers: who is real? Both of them? One of them? Neither of them?

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