Since I’ve never reviewed the Griffin and Sabine trilogy, I thought talking about the books would be perfect for a Postcard Love post. If you’re a book lover and you enjoy reading epistolary novels, then I have a feeling that Nick Bantock’s series is something that you’d really like. If you love both books AND postcards then you probably won’t be able to resist getting your own copies of these lovely books. Here’s the summary from Goodreads for some background information:
It all started with a mysterious and seemingly innocent postcard, but from that point nothing was to remain the same in the life of Griffin Moss, a quiet, solitary artist living in London. His logical, methodical world was suddenly turned upside down by a strangely exotic woman living on a tropical island thousands of miles away. Who is Sabine? How can she “see” what Griffin is painting when they have never met? Is she a long-lost twin? A clairvoyant? Or a malevolent angel? Are we witnessing the flowering of a magical relationship or a descent into madness?
I love the format of these books. They include beautifully illustrated postcards and letters inside actual envelopes so the reading experience is an interactive one. Let me show you what I mean through pictures. It starts with this postcard:
This is what you see when you turn the page:
And the next one:
Let’s move on to the letters in actual envelopes that I mentioned. This is how they look like:
Some other postcard designs that I loved:
Yes, I did become a little trigger happy in taking pictures for this post. All of these pictures are from the first book, Griffin and Sabine. Maybe I can take pictures of the sequels for another post. Anyway, I don’t want to reveal too much and ruin the reading experience for those who haven’t had a chance to go through these books. I hope the pictures that I posted give you enough of an idea of what’s inside. Have I made you curious enough to look for the books the next time you’re in a library or a bookstore? I really think they’re perfect for postcard-loving bookworms. Have you read the books in this series? Let me know what you think if you’ve read them!