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Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past Paperback – 4 Sep 2012
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From the Back Cover
With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person's life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book's unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph's particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.
About the Author
The author of the runaway New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs holds an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinema-Television. A former journalist, photographer, and documentary film editor, his award-winning short films have screened at more than 70 film festivals worldwide. He is also a contributing writer and blogger for mental_floss magazine and Mentalfloss.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
The chapter "Janet Lee" following the life & premature death of a little girl, is heart-breaking.
I can understand why Ransom uses pictures like these, in his "Miss Peregrine" novels - anyone looking at them, would be left wandering what the story was, behind these pictures, and what has happened to the "original" owners.
Where have they gone, and why have the pictures been discarded?
Ransom takes it one step further, and creates substance & mystery, from the unknown.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kept myself and my friends well entertained and also brought the odd tear to the eye.Published 18 months ago by Jamie S.
Best to read and see photos in a book.Not very good on a kindle. But the history is brilliant. Read his 2 novels miss peregrines peculiar children and Hollow city fantastic!Published on 22 Jan. 2015 by kathy mason
bought as a present for one of my sons and he was very happy with itPublished on 1 Jan. 2015 by L. R.