S.

Hardcover | October 29, 2013

byJ. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst

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The chronicle of two readers finding each other, and their deadly struggle with forces beyond their understanding--all within the margins of a book conceived by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst.

The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey.

The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him.

The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears.

S. contains 22 inserts and will be delivered in a sealed slipcase.

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The chronicle of two readers finding each other, and their deadly struggle with forces beyond their understanding--all within the margins of a book conceived by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst.The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer...

Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker J.J. Abrams has produced, directed, or written films and television shows including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fringe, Lost, Alias, Felicity, Star Trek, Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, and more. Doug Dorst teaches writing at Texas State University. He is the author of the PEN/Hemingway-nominated novel ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1.75 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316201642

ISBN - 13:9780316201643

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from You gotta "read" this Just finished "reading" this "book". It's worth every penny. The most unique reading experience I've ever had. It's not just a story, it's a mystery, it's a mystery within a mystery. You need to be really patient with this book, because you will read it, then re-read it, then read it again. Then, you will be all over the internet reading blogs and tweets. One of the best reading experience!
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Unique and Special Book! This is a read like no other in the form of a used library book with a slew of curios stuffed within its pages. The mysterious story of S will mesmerize you while you follow the notations by two passionate academics on the side pages. This book is a tribute to all those rare books that one would one find on university bookshelves,. Amazing stuff!
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new book that will appeal to lovers of old books I spent most of my university days digging through libraries looking at old musty books... and I loved it. This book manages to capture that experience while giving you an interesting new piece of literature to read. The presentation of this idea is incredible, pages look as though they have been marked by two people writing in pen and there are inserts in the pages which look exactly as though some reader had slipped them in (including one where a map is drawn on an actual napkin). I love the story, both the novel itself and the second story contained in the notes between the two readers, but even if I didn't this book would be worth buying purely on the basis of aesthetics. 
Date published: 2014-01-04

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"Both as literature and as a physical object, S. is a profound and tremendous work of art."-The Miami Herald