Life is filled with tiny mysteries. But what did WhatKatyRead make of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen. Reviews and scores now up on the website, here. But if you insist I can whisper that it scored a respectable but not brilliant 58, and that our conclusion – with some disappointment as expectations had been high – was that the writing didn't live up to the quality of the illustrations. Still well worth a look though, as the illustrations themselves are brilliant, charming and life-enhancing. I might not believe I'm seeing the world through TS Spivet's eyes, but I liked seeing it through Reif Larsen's.
PS I confess we read this a while ago, and I'm only just writing it up now. Nice to catch up with it again, though.
PPS I'm always tinkering around with the archive format. One day I'll get it to a point where I'm happy with it. But for now I tried a different way of laying out the books by score. See what you think. That pink background is supposed to be transparent. I don't know why it isn't – it looks transparent, it should be transparent. And it's too pink, now, I know. Could you just imagine it transparent, and maybe not quite so pink? Then I'd feel happier.