Sunday, November 3, 2013

I'm Intrigued by "S." the New Book by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

S. Book Cover
I just learned about "S." a new book by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst a few days ago and it sounds like and intriguing book to read!

The following is the product description from Amazon's website:

One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire.

A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.

The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey.

The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world’s greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him.

The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they’re willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears.

S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don’t understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst’s love letter to the written word.

Inside "S."

Doesn't this sound like an awesome book to read?? I'm tempted to purchase this book asap from Amazon and believe me, I do not need any more books to read at this point in time! My bookshelves and Kindle are overflowing with books.

I also discovered an interview of J. J. Abrams in the New York Times in their Sunday Book Review Section titled J. J. Abrams: By the Book, which I enjoyed reading because Abrams shares his thoughts on books.

Oh, before I forget, check out the following book trailer video of "S." on YouTube!

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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