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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: It Books; Original edition (4 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062099493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062099495
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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An interesting, funny & tragic collection of photographs.
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.
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Fabulous book , love the eclectic collection of photographs.
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By Jj on 16 Oct. 2013
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Bought this for Kindle Fire after reading reviews but was very disappointed . A lot of the pictures are to small to see in detail, also the inscriptions are hard to read. In my opinion not suitable for Kindle.
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This book is entirely made up of "found" vernacular snapshots that have been annotated by their long lost owners. If you are interested in old snapshots and you have a heart and imagination you will love this book. It is funny in turn, charming and poignant. It will make you yearn to know more about these anonymous faces..Lovely book.
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I'm a photography student and I love the phenomenon of found images. There is something very romantic about film and the mystery of unknown people.
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Great book for the coffee table as people just pick it up and start flicking, it was amazing to see actual real photos that would have been thrown away. Photos such as a picture of a piece of grass by a wall nothing of interest until you read the back which stated a baby boy was found there!
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A very entertaining book. The title speaks for itself really, as do the photos. Who would have thought that old photos could have such interesting messages and captions? A book that is very worthwhile buying.
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