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Morning Star Hardcover – Aug 10 2003

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Raincoast Books; 1st edition (Aug. 10 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551926210
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551926216
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 1.7 x 20.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #397,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Morning Star (In which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Is Illuminated) appears to be the last in his Griffin & Sabine book series. This one is no less enchanting than the other five. The layout and artwork-messages hand-scribbled on postcards, combined with images portraying ancient civilizations and figures from mythology-is magnificent, evoking a sense of the exotic and other-worldly. You feel as if you’re sifting through the contents on an ancient trunk, with each fingered object promising to yield some valuable insight.
Isabella de Reims and Matthew Sedon are inexorably drawn to each other, and their attraction mirrors in some essential way the union of Griffin and Sabine. As if an all-powerful symmetry is to be attained through the parallel coupling of Isabella and Matthew, Griffin and Sabine counsel each on how to reach the other and warn about the forces which would destroy them in order to prevent this ordained second union. Cryptically written, the four-way correspondence is genuinely intriguing and fun. Once you’ve read the postcards and letters, you’ll go back and reread them for the sheer visual and tactile pleasure of it.
Olga Stein (Books in Canada)
-- Books in Canada

"Described as eye and mind candy, the story continues its imaginative trademark postcards and letters style." -- The Globe and Mail

"Readers will find a maze of mythology, allusion and illusion continues to draw them in, irresistibly, from one letter or postcard to the next ... Bantock's funny, suspenseful and intriguing exploration of the human heart in love‹in whatever dimension it might find itself‹is a triumph." -- The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax

About the Author

Nick Bantock is the author of numerous books, including the Griffin & Sabine stories: Griffin & Sabine, Sabine's Notebook, The Golden Mean, The Gryphon and Alexandria. Born in England, Nick Bantock now lives in Vancouver, B.C.

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Michelle Boytim
3.0 out of 5 starsA disappointing conclusion to an intriguing series
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5.0 out of 5 starsAnother great work of art from Nick Banktock!
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