- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
When I first heard about Nick Bantock's books I was intrigued. Not only does the story capture you within the first few pages, but the way in which it is written and illustrated takes you to an entirely different world.
In the first book, "Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence" you explore Griffin and Sabine. Who are they? How do they know each other? Do they really know each other? Do they exist? It leaves you wanting more, and more.
Mr. Bantock obliges with the next installment titled "Sabine's Notebook". This gives you much more insight as to who Sabine is, but still leaves you wondering "is she real?" (Unfortunately, this title is not in our collection, but you can get it through Link+ here.)
To end the trilogy "The Golden Mean" deepens the quest into who these two individuals are, where their journey will take them, and if the answer to "how do I know you?" is answered.
There are three other books that follow up on the correspondence between the two artist destine to find the answers to the mystery before them. "The Gryphon", "Alexandria" and "The Morning Star" each take a turn telling a little bit more of this curious tale.
Even after I read all 6 of these titles, I found myself wanting more. Written in personal note and postcard format, these stories are fascinating! Every turn of the page and opening of the envelope grants you access to this bizarre, yet tantalizing story. Here's hoping the wonderful imagination of Nick Bantock isn't finished in the world of Griffin and Sabine!