Griffin and Sabine

Griffin and Sabine

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 Griff It all started with a mysterious and seemingly innocent postcard, but from that point nothing was to remain the same in t...

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Title:Griffin and Sabine
Author:Nick Bantock
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:46 pages pages

Griffin and Sabine Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jan 13, 2009
    Equal parts Romantic (in the Byron on a windswept moor sense), Impressionist and Surrealist, Griffin and Sabine is a memorable experience. I finished this in the wee small hours of the morning, and immediately drifted off to sleep. I highly recommend that all readers choose the same ti...
  • Karen
    Aug 06, 2007
    I know there are people who love this book but I finished it thinking that I needed my money back. In my opinion there was so much more that could have been done but it just lacked something. ...
  • Jessica
    Nov 12, 2015
    One of the most remarkable and charming books I've ever read. Through postcards and letters you come to know Griffin, an artist living in a big city, and Sabine, a young woman on a distant island, who have never met in person. But somehow Sabine can see what Griffin's painting, and so ...
  • Dave
    Aug 15, 2008
    Griffin and Sabine is a very non-traditional book. An experiment in artificial "found" literature, the book follows the correspondence of two random people separated by miles and culture who are tied together by an inexplicable link. This book is a window into that connection and their...
  • Nisah Haron
    Jun 21, 2012
    Another brilliant book! If you like an epistolary-book, the book is for you. There are postcards to be read and a real letter which can be opened. In the era of e-mails and Facebook, getting myself to read a real letter is a real deal, indeed. Makes me wonder, when was the last time I ...
  • Bettie
    Dec 17, 2012
    wowser look at this for fun! And I don't know who sent it - drop me a line if you are that angel! dedication: For Kim Kasasian ETA Overbylass was the gifting angel - thank you very much :O) ...
  • Jae Robinson
    Jun 14, 2008
    I've read this and all the other books for this series. It's a unique read. Have you ever accidentally received someone else's mail and wondered what it might contain? Or come across a diary and been tempted to read what secrets it held? This book is a voyeuristic view of a relation...
  • Melissa McShane
    Feb 09, 2012
    I'm not sure I'm totally sold on the mysticism of is-she-or-isn't-she, but this is a beautiful little book. I love the art and I think Bantock does a good job differentiating between Griffin's style and Sabine's. I bought this on a whim--which is to say, I've read it before, but never ...
  • Aban (Aby)
    Sep 18, 2010
    In one go, I read all three of the books in this series by Nick Bantock: "Griffin and Sabine" (Book 1), "Sabine's Notebook" (Book 2), and "The Golden Mean" (Book 3). (It doesn't take long.) The books comprise a fictional correspondence between two artists: Griffin (who lives in London,...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 12, 2012
    I have the 3 books of this series... I'd never heard of them until I received them as a gift. LOVE! (She always gives the best gifts.) Now I see that the story picked up years later with 3 more books. Now I need to get my hands on all of them, re-read these, and read the new ones. You ...
  • Abrahamus
    Jun 06, 2010
    I've been acquainted with this fascinating trilogy for years, but never bothered to give it a perusal in its entirety until recently. Its allure is founded upon the exquisiteness of the design, the zen-like coyness of the plot and the slight sense of taboo involved in sifting through s...
  • Dominic
    Jan 22, 2010
    In today's age, we rarely write letters anymore. Emails, texts, tweets and status lines seem to be the way we communicate these days. And while one part of me is fascinated by how technology is bringing people together, the other part can't help but notice the loss of intimacy in the w...
  • Sheryl
    Oct 13, 2014
    Told through epistolary exchanges between Griffin (a solitary artist in London) and Sabine (a mysterious woman from a tropical island), each correspondence is full of art, creativity and inner sentiments. We get a glimpse into the persona that is Griffin and Sabine. This was tad bi...
  • Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺
    Jul 28, 2017
    I can't quite articulate what I liked so much about this book. I love letters and mail, stories and stationery, so that probably explains it. What a lovely graphic novel. ...
  • Kaila
    Feb 12, 2019
    Beautiful to look at and to read, with a bittersweetness that reminded me of something, but I couldn't tell you what. Nostalgia, I guess. It was easy to believe the love. Easy to want it. I have the next two and will probably buy the set when I'm done. ...
  • Charissa Weaks
    Aug 13, 2015
    WOW. I might be in love with this format! Getting to open letters in the book???? YES, please. And it's a super short read with a twist! I need books 2&3 ASAP. ...
  • Ij
    Aug 28, 2016
    I believe the illustrations alone are worth ten (10) stars. However, the story is a bit weird. This is a story told through a series of correspondence. A young woman on an island in the South Pacific starts by sending a postcard to a young man in London. Based on the postcards and ...
  • Margaret
    Feb 01, 2014
    One of the cuter and more interesting picture books I've read lately, Griffin and Sabine imagines reading some one else's letters as exactly that. There are post cards that are photographed on both sides, but the letters are actually in envelopes that the reader has to pull out of enve...
  • Caroline
    Jun 28, 2015
    A little fictional bon bon for the discerning palate. Just 46 pages long. A small package of strange and delightful images, and a storyline with a mystery. This was recommended to me by a friend who sends me flying letters - and the book is full of illustrated envelopes and postcard...
  • Milliebot
    Sep 17, 2016
    Griffin and Sabine is about the correspondence of two people who share a magical connection through art. Sabine can see what Griffin draws and paints as he creates and eventually finds a way to contact him and share her power. Despite the low page count, there is quite a story withi...
  • Josiphine/Tessa
    Mar 15, 2018
    I don't understand it, but I think I like this. It has a good aftertaste. I think. ...
  • Jaksen
    May 19, 2016
    Lovely little unusual book, takes about thirty minutes - give or take - to read. I don't know if I'll follow up on the sequels (or other parts of the trilogy,) but it was a nice short break from reading mysteries, thrillers and horror novels. About the correspondence between two ar...
  • Joanna Marie
    Sep 06, 2015
    Now I am wondering and wanting to have that kind of vision. Fasinating art and letters, an exciting start. ...
  • Cecilia
    Mar 22, 2012
    ***2015 update, just cos I like this book doesn't mean you get to "pimp" your kickstarter at me! It is like coloring old black/white hollywood films....NO! Do NOT SPAM ME, I'm not your friend! Thanx! ****To the real Readers of reviews, please enjoy...and hope you enjoy this book too...
  • Intisar Khanani
    Apr 18, 2015
    I loved this book for the pure pleasure of reading it--you have to pick up a physical copy (check your local library! I'm not even sure there is an e-copy available). At first you're looking at a set of intriguing postcards recording the correspondence of Sabine, who lives on a far-off...
  • Nicholas Sparks
    Jul 28, 2017
    This isn't a novel; in fact, it's a book that can probably be read by most people in less than an hour. It is more of an artistic expression of both love and desire in written form, as explored via a mysterious correspondence, in which the reader can participate. ...
  • Matthew
    Sep 03, 2015
    Growing up I always loved the idea of writing letters to someone and learning something new whether it be their life story, the city they live in or what they might be thinking as I write these letters. What doesn't help is I've seen countless Hallmark films that showcase two lovers fr...
  • Chelsea
    Oct 28, 2014
    Bantock's story about the correspondence between two strangers is intriguing, beautiful, and inspiring. The illustrations are fantastic, as well. The format of this book--being able to actually take a letter from an envelope and hold it in your hand--really help to make you as the read...
  • Basia
    Jan 24, 2017
    First epistolary series I ever saw or read. I LOVED these books. They were magical. The envelopes actually have STAMPS on them!!! ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Jun 27, 2016
    Click here to watch a video featuring this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. Nick Bantock entwines mystery and art in this subtly sensual correspondence between two intriguing characters. ...