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S. by J,J. Abrams and Doug Dorst


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I was watching the Colbert Report recently and his guest was J.J. Abrams who talked about a book he did with Doug Dorst called "S." It's a very clever interesting sort of gimmick. "S." is a book within a book sort of. They have a 1940s style library book, called Ship of Theseus by V.M. Straka (fictional author; Doug Dorst wrote the book). In this book are notes in the margins written by a stranger who leaves the book for someone else to find. A women finds it and writes her own notes in response. So they have a "conversation" back and forth as they write their own notes in the margins as they read the book.

I'm probably not doing the whole premise justice but Abrams is really selling it as an "experience". Seems kind of fun and almost like you're reading two books. I will probably check it out at some point.
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