The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet download epub
by Reif Larsen
The Selected Works of . Spivet is the debut novel by American author Reif Larsen, first published in 2009. The book follows the exploits of a 12-year-old mapmaker named .
The Selected Works of . The book is noteworthy for its unique design; the plot-line is illustrated with images which further the narrative by providing charts, lists.
Reif Larsen (born 1980) is an American author, known for The Selected Works of . Spivet, for which Vanity Fair claimed Larsen received just under a million dollars as an advance from Penguin Press following a bidding war between ten publishing houses. Larsen was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both his parents were artists. He graduated from Milton Academy in 1998 and then went on to Brown University and Columbia University.
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult. Exhibit A: a typical page of The Selected Works of . Then there is the premise – . is preposterously precocious and his brilliance at only 12 is almost too hard to believe
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult. Publisher: Penguin Press HC Publication date: May 7th 2009 Hardcover: 375 pages. is preposterously precocious and his brilliance at only 12 is almost too hard to believe. Major points to the author then that this is not really a problem and . as a character, is quite possibly the best thing about the book – he is charming, funny, creative and even, endearing.
In this book, Reif Larsen has created a story so beautiful in its simplicity and at the same time, filled with . Either way, despite my hesitation, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet was a great read.
In this book, Reif Larsen has created a story so beautiful in its simplicity and at the same time, filled with layers and layers of complexity. This book reminds me of ancient artifacts, items handled with loving care through time, to be held in your hands with reverence and wonder that something can last so long and be so There are some books that touch me more than others, some characters that I love to love and love to hate. T. was far too charming to dislike, and the illustrations on every page made for an entertaining and interesting read.
Reif Larsen's first novel, The Selected Works of T. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated .
A Montana Honor book, The Selected Works of T. Spivet was a finalist for the IndieBound Award, was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was released as a film in France and the United States.
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Now comes Reif Larsen's novel, designed like a colour-coded notebook and containing the secret confessions of a. .
Now comes Reif Larsen's novel, designed like a colour-coded notebook and containing the secret confessions of a 12-year-old cartographer. Stephen King has compared it with Thomas Pynchon and Mark Twain, although this doesn't quite capture the novel's unique flavour. It's an over-stuffed and often highly entertaining journey through the American west and beyond from an amusingly precocious narrator. In this modern Western, Spivet takes many forms of transport, from trains to Winnebagos.