Monday, May 4, 2009

Book of the Month: The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

Each month, Green Apple presents a “Book of the Month.” This is a newly published book that we are really excited to share. We like these books so much that we guarantee that you will like it or your money back.

This month, we most strongly encourage you to read The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen. This is his first novel, and it is a remarkable adventure...

For a change, the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data says it best; this book is about:
1. Child Cartographers - Montana - Fiction.
2. Voyages and Travels - Fiction.

But Also:
3. Continental Divides - Fiction.
4. Sparrows - Fiction.
5. Beetles - Tiger Monk Beetles - Fiction.
6. Girls - Girls Who Like Pop Music - Fiction.

And Also: 7. Whiskey Drinking - Fiction. 8. Rifles - 1886 Winchester Short Rifle .40-82 cal. - Fiction. 9. The Smithsonian Institution - Fiction. 10. The Megatherium Club - Fiction. 11. Hobos - Fiction. 12. Hobo Signs - Fiction. 13. The Resilience of Memory - Fiction. 14. The Oregon Trail Video Game for the Apple IIGS - Fiction. 15. Many Worlds Theory - Fiction. 16. Honey Nut Cheerios - Fiction. 17. Smiles - Duchenne Smiles - Fiction. 18. Lanyards - Fiction. 19. Food Pouches - Fiction. 20. The Inheritance of History - Fiction. 21. Inertia - Fiction. 22. Wormholes - Midwestern Wormholes - Fiction. 23. Mustaches - Fiction. 24. Parallel Longing - Fiction. 25. Moby-Dick - Fiction. 26. Mediocrity - Fiction. 27. Rules - The Three-Second Rule.

Those are just a few of the many aspects that make this book work so well. Plus, there's the appeal of watching a genius kid hopping a freight train and seeing the world for the first time. And there are the wonderful illustrations by Ben Gibson & Reif Larson lining the margins of this book. Our heartiest recommendation awaits those in search of a fun, creative novel.

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J.M. said...

I love, love, LOVE this book.

Bonnie K said...

I do not prefer the professional preview. Not at all.