The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen arrives in your local bookstore on this coming Tuesday, May 5th! Destined to be the best book of this relatively new year, I guarantee that it will blow your mind, warm your heart, and change the way that you think about the culture of the book as you know it. (See my full review right here.) It will change not only the way that you read a book, but also your perceptions of what a book can truly be – the heights that literature can reach. In this age of immediate, instant information, reality television, pop-up ads, and the God that is Google, Reif Larsen has created an island in the hurricane of modern life that acts as an alternative to the breakneck pace that is our world. Sit down, relax, and let Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet be your guide to the world for awhile.
Get out your diaries, mark your calendars: I am so firm a believer in the brilliance that is this book, that I will even go so far as to agree with Stephen King for the first time since Carrie exacted her revenge. Larsen scored a major coup for a debut novelist in landing a King blurb for the book jacket: Good novels entertain; great ones come as a gift to the readers who are lucky enough to find them.
As much as it shames me, I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Check out Larsen’s book site for more.