Thursday, May 21, 2009

So this is fascinating

I came across an interview with first time author Rief Larsen at the Border's Website. I started watching because it claimed not just be a straight novel but to have all these sketches and diagrams done in the margins of the novel making it both the author's and the kid's notebook. (The kid, btw, is the main character.)

He's also done something interestingly innovative with his website for the book

The novel -- I just realized I never stated a name for it -- is The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet and it's set primarily in Montana.

Could be interesting. If nothing else, in segment five of his interview Reif discusses his notion of the web and writing and how the book and the website interact. That is a happy, upbeat theory (insightful too) of how all this stuff works together in the modern world.

Highly Recommended