[EPUB] ✶ The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet ✻ Reif Larsen – Soaringeaglecasino.us

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet T.S Spivet Is A Genius Mapmaker Who Lives On A Ranch In Montana His Father Is A Silent Cowboy And His Mother Is A Scientist Who For The Last Twenty Years Has Been Looking For A Mythical Species Of Beetle His Brother Has Gone, His Sister Seems Normal But Might Not Be, And His Dog Verywell Is Going Mad T.S Makes Sense Of It All By Drawing Beautiful, Meticulous Maps Kept In Innumerable Colour Coded Notebooks.He Is Brilliant, And The Smithsonian Institution Agrees, Though When They Award Him A Major Scientific Prize They Don T Suspect For A Moment That He Is Twelve Years Old.So Begins T.S S Life Changing Adventure, Travelling Two Thousand Miles Across America To Reach The Awards Dinner, The Secret Society Membership And The TV Interviews That Beckon But Is This What He Wants Do Maps And Lists Explain The World And Why Are Adults So Strange

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
  • Reif Larsen
  • English
  • 24 February 2017
  • 0099535173

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  1. says:

    I first found Mr T.S Spivet, geographer savant, while browsing an airport bookstore Secretly, I was hoping to find something I could download to my Sony eReader, but found myself hopelessly bound to the hardback copy of Larsen s debut novel due to its ingenious inclusion of hundreds of sketches taken from the protagonist s notebooks and journals Upon reading, I became enraptured at once by the language, the setting, and the powerful characters By page 103, I knew I had found a new favorite I first found Mr T.S Spivet, geographer savant, while browsing an airport bookstore Secretly, I was hoping to find something I could download to my Sony eReader, but found myself hopelessly bound to the ...


  2. says:

    I started this book ravenously Science Youth Grief then I lost momentum Then I fell into it again Adventure Bloodshed Secret Societies then I became cynical about it One character says, Grief, youth, science People are so goddamn predictable I should write a book about how to suckerpunch people into caring When I finally finished it, I put it down with a fair respect for both its accomplishments and its shortcomings.Here s the hook 12 year old cartographer genius Tecumseh Spa I started this book ravenously Science Youth Grief then I lost momentum Then I fell into it again Adventure Bloodshed Secret Societies then I became cynical about it One character says, Grief, youth, science People are so goddamn predictable I should write a book about how to suckerpunch people into caring When I finally finished it, I put it down with a fair respect for both its accomplishments and its shortcomings.Here s the hook 12 year old cartographer genius Tecumseh Sparrow TS Spivet goes on an adventure and fills the margins of his story with notes and illustrations that offer clever visual representations of verbal information Compelling Here s the rub TS lives with his parents who are as one dimensional a cowboy and scientist as can be Dad rarely speaks without apostrophes, and Mom rarely retreats from her work and his sister, who teenybops through most of her time on the page They all live wi...


  3. says:

    There are some books that touch methan others, some characters that I love to love and love to hate.But nothing and no one has made my heart ache the way this book has In this book, Reif Larsen has created a story so beautiful in its simplicity and at the same time, filled with layers and layers of complexity This book reminds me of ancient artifacts, items handled with loving care through time, to be held in your hands with reverence and wonder that something can last so long and be so There are some books that touch methan others, some characters that I love to love and love to hate.But nothing and no one has made my heart ache the way this book has In this book, Reif Larsen has created a story so beautiful in its simplicity and at the same time, filled with layers and layers of complexity This book reminds me of ancient artifacts, items handled with loving care through time, to be held in your hands with reverence and wonder that something can last so long and be so important.The Selected Works of T.S Spivet is a journey, both personal and literal T.S Spivet, the plucky 12 year old cartographer, sets off on an adventure across the ...


  4. says:

    The tremendously quirky characters in this story alone were enough to make me give it five stars, but there are so many themes that the book addresses, like not selling your soul for prestige, making new friends and dealing with the past instead of running from it.


  5. says:

    You might think that novel readers would be pretty immune to the scourge of looksism if you haven t got the looks you ism worth my time which saturates the rest of the entertainment biz There is the lure of the pretty cover, of course who doesn t want to be seen in public with this on your arm Rather than thisBut we aren t like 14, we have better reasons when we choose our novels than just the sexy covers, don t we Yeah, sure we do We ve half read a review somewhere or somebody mentioned You might think that novel readers would be pretty immune to the scourge of looksism if you haven t got the looks you ism worth my time which saturates the rest of the entertainment biz There is the lure of the pretty cover, of course who doesn t want to be seen in public with this on your arm Rather than thisBut we aren t like 14, we have better reasons when we c...


  6. says:

    I ve still got a few pages to dust up here But the Review was written hundreds of pages ago So, let s go sides, it ll be short and sweet.This novel has very little to recommend it view spoiler I take that back just a little bit you might get a copy for your thirteen year old daughter in order to introduce the Encyclopedic Novel to her why not view spoiler and don t forget this branch of the Shandian Spawn and some formally innov...


  7. says:

    This book has great shelf appeal It s got a gazillion illustrations ostensibly by our first person narrator, a 12 year old cartographer and technical illustrator from Montana in bygone days he would be a naturalist living with an entomologist mom, a bronco busting dad, a sister older than her years, and the memory of a dead brother The prose reveals a quirky character and rewards slow going.But here s the problem I m only a couple dozen pages in and there are mistakes It could be the problem This book has great shelf appeal It s got a gazillion illustrations ostensibly by our first person narrator, a 12 year old cartographer and technical illustrator from Montana in...


  8. says:

    When the Smithsonian decides to award genius cartographer T S Spivet the presitigious but little known Baird Award, they are completely unaware that young T S short for Tecumseh Sparrow is actually a twelve year old prodigy addicted to mapping everything, from family dinner conversations to Loneliness on the streets of Chicago The Smithsonian also doesn t know that T S has no way of getting to Washington, D.C from his family s Montana ranch, but that doesn t stop him from hopping a tra When the Smithsonian decides to award genius cartographer T S Spivet the presitigious but little known Baird Award, they are completely unaware that young T S short for Tecumseh Sparrow is actually a twelve year old prodigy addicted to mapping everything, from family dinner conversations to Loneliness on the streets of Chicago The Smithsonian also doesn t know that T S has no way of getting to Washington,...


  9. says:

    Well, what do you know After a string of bedazzling reads Crowley, Dunnett, and Murray , my disillusionment with contemporary lit continues apace.A twelve year old genius cartographer with a quirky and symbolic name has blah blah adventures on a train en route to picking up a prize at the Smithsonian which he is too young to ...


  10. says:

    What a charming idea Brilliant 12 year old boy maps his way through life, with the book including many of these maps and other illustrations in the margin In theory, a Tom Sawyer esque tail of adventurous travel from Montana to Washington, D.C.Well, in reality, not so charming, not so entertaining, something of a slog, and as the illustrations most often come with writing, really a novel with footnotes One needs to be careful with these If the writer is to drag the reader away from the s What a charming idea Brilliant 12 year old boy maps his way through life, with the book including many of these maps and other illustrations in the margin In theory, a Tom Sawyer esque tail of adventurous travel from Montana to Washington, D.C.Well, in reality, not so charming, not so entertaining, something of a slog, and as the illustrations most often come with writing, really a novel with footnotes One needs to be careful with these If the writer is to drag the reader away from the story, please make it worth our while Clocking in at 350 pages, the book is both way too wordy for Pete s sake, do editors even edit anyDo they take stands against blah blah blah and underwritten um, plot please Well, interesting, flesh it out and not just provide every written thought and internal digression, please Frankly,...

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