Saturday, February 1, 2014

What I Read in January

Instead of doing book reviews, which I had started last year, I'm going to do a monthly post on what I read that month with maybe some thoughts on the books.  Here's what I read in January:

"S" by JJ Abrams and Doug Dourst - and that's it. Literally.  The reason is that this book is very involved.  It's more than a book, it's an experience.  The premise is that it looks like an old library book and is owned by a man.  He reads through it and makes notes on his thoughts and there's a whole conspiracy behind the author and who he actually was in real life, if he even existed.  Then, a college student finds the book at the library and reads through it, writing a note to the owner that she found it.  They end up writing to each other through the book and leaving it for the other to find and respond.  You get to read their relationship as it grows.  Two stories in one.  There are really cool inserts that they leave for each other and together, they try to uncover the mystery of this mysterious author.  It was brilliant!  Definitely the coolest book I've ever read.

If you want more details on this book, click the link and there are two videos on the amazon page.  It's pretty darn cool!