- Hardcover: 42 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st edition (1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0877017883
- ISBN-13: 978-0877017882
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence Hardcover – 1 Jan 1991
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About the Author
Nick Bantock is the author of numerous illustrated novels, including Griffin & Sabine, Sabine's Notebook, The Golden Mean, The Gryphon, and Alexandria, which together spent 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Born in England, he now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Top Customer Reviews
The whole series are such beautiful things to look at and own.
In "Sabine's Notebook", their relationship develops. While Griffin travels the world, trying to find himself, Sabine becomes a wonderfully safe haven of support and wise, kind words. I loved seeing how she grew from a strange, almost menacing threat to a wonderfully understanding partner. She is the woman Griffin has always needed. She is exactly what his life was still missing. They are one of the most convincing couples in fiction.
The end, however, is twice the mindf*ck we encountered int he first book. You never know what's real and what isn't. If you loved Griffin & Sabine Book 1, you'll devour Book 2 and immediately move on to Book 3.
Griffin is a postcard artist in England and Sabine is a stamp designer for a small Pacific island. Each is perceived as sublimely exotic to the other as they reveal the secrets of their lives through correspondence.
What is the romance of "Griffin & Sabine?" Besides being an 'extraordinary correspondence,' it is about two lovers who connect through the artistic passions they share. Like the romances that now happen through the internet, or the Victorian era correspondences, there is an innocence and delicacy to their exchanges of mail.
This is the romance which never happened in "84 Charing Cross Road." This is what the romance should've been in "You've Got Mail." This is what "Cyrano De Bergerac" could've been if not a tragedy.
Bantock dangles a sensuous, sumptuous step into the hearts of a fantasy based in a reality that the reader will smile, wondering if the writer knew someone like Sabine, if she has been created like Pygmalion sculpted Galatea.
Begin with "Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence" and follow their story through subsequent tales in other books.
What let me down is a few points - most of the pages are just printed; one side the 'front' of the postcard and the other side is the back with the writing on. Only the actual letters are in folded envelopes, so it feels a little like a half-hearted attempt at being different.
It also feels a little thin when you first hold it. It took me a grand total of ten minutes to read (much to the amusement of my partner) and I had to read it again to check I hadn't missed anything (I hadn't). You just start getting into the story, feeling the emotions between Griffin and Sabine, wondering about the mystery of Sabine's history and wanting to know more of Griffin's past and their connection, and suddenly it's over.
The last page is a little too 'Paranormal Activity' for my liking - rather than being a cliffhanger it just amused me.
I recommend this, definitely, but I would suggest that you get your hands on all of the volumes in the series and then start reading. I now have to order the next couple and wait, which doesn't inspire as much excitement as I thought it would.
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Excellent delivery and service, terrific story well worth the price I paid, if you are not familiar with this material it makes for a compelling read.Published 22 months ago by A. J. Quin
What a pleasure, and a pleasure that 'proper' company would call uncivilised, invasive, even a violation. We get to handle the mail of 2 people who meet as if by magic. Read morePublished on 24 Jan. 2013 by Ladyfilosopher
the book has arrived in perfect condition
sadly a little late, but it was Xmas rush
great value! very happy with my purchase
I bought this bok for my arty brother - and it's beautifully made, lovely pictures and items (like a grown up pop-up book) with very little text, but enough to bring you through a... Read morePublished on 26 Dec. 2010 by Z. Abbott