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The Resource S., conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst

S., conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst

Label
S.
Title
S.
Statement of responsibility
conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst
Title variation
  • Ship of Theseus
  • Ship of Theseus by J.J Abrams and Doug Dorst
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. 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 rumours 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."--Slipcase
Summary
A work from famed director J.J. Abrams and noted novelist Doug Dorst combines a traditional narrative with a second story in the form of notes scribbled in the margins by two readers of the main narrative, in a story that also features clues online and in real life
Storyline
Writing style
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10220583
Cataloging source
BT
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1964-
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Abrams, Jeffrey
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Dorst, Doug
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True
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  • Strangers
  • Books
  • Marginalia
  • Imaginary books and libraries
  • Books and reading
  • Authors and readers
Target audience
adult
Label
S., conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Issued in slipcase
  • Title and statement of responsibility from slipcase
  • Title page and cover title: Ship of Theseus / V. M. Straka. Imprint on title page: Winged Shoes Press, New York, 1949. Title page and page [3] of cover printed with "stamps" of Laguna Verde High School Library; spine includes a Dewey call number label
  • Includes 22 items purporting to be documents concerning the "author, " V. M. Straka, and his "translator, " F. X. Caldeira from the Straka Arkiv; decoding wheel, letters, postcards and notes by the "readers, " Jennifer and Eric; and other related materials
  • Marginalia printed in various colours
Accompanying material
1. Konfidentiell letter. Aug 17, 1928. To Herr Grahn from V.M. Straka (w/German translation) (2 sheets) [insert between p. vi - vii] 2. Pollard State University note paper "VMS Accused Of " (1 sheet) [insert between p. 10-11] 3. Photocopy p 33 Toronto Review for History and the Humanities (1 sheet) [insert between p. 20-21] 4. The Daily Pronghorn (college newspaper) (1 sheet) [insert between p. 32-33] 5. Telegramme Nov. 19, 1924 in German with English translation (2 sheets) [insert between p. 54-55] 6. 1 Photocopy & transcript - Lampa October 31, 1910 (1 sheet) [insert between p. 68-69] 7. 1 Letter from Desjardins. Green note paper to M. Husch from J.B. Desjardins (1 sheet) [p.86-87] 8. Letter from Jen. Grey note paper to Eric from Jen (2 sheets) [p.100-101] 9. 1 postcard Brazil To Fellow Birders 12 April (1 card) [p.112-113] 10. 1 photograph of stone wall with raised arch and ivy (1 photo) [p.130-131] 11. 1 postcard Native Birds of Brazil to Fellow Birders 15 April (1 card) [p.178-179] 12. 1 postcard Palm Avenue with lampposts to Fellow Birders 18 April (1 card) [p.190-191] 13. 1 postcard Brazil beach to Fellow Birders 19 April (1 card) [p.192-193] 14. 1 postcard Pictorial Brazil to Fellow Birders 20 April (1 card) [p.200-201] 15. yellow ruled note paper (legal size) beginning So...my uncle Zeke (3 sheets) [p. 202-203] 16. photograph 4x3" woman standing above ropes (1 photo) [p. 242-243] 17. 1 greeting card 'Gastrimargus ocivaceus' with newspaper obituary clipping inside (2 items) [p.256-257] 18. 1 map on a Pronghorn Java napkin (1 item) [p.306-307] 19. 1 Religious card Jean-Bernard Desjardins (1 card) [p.360-361] 20. Letter from J. White Pollard State Univ. Libraries letterhead to Eric from Jen (2 sheets) [p.376-377] 21. Letter from Esmerlinda Pega. Blue-bordered note paper to My New Friends (1 sheet) [p.416-417] 22. end paper decoder wheel (1 item)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
  • Ship of Theseus
  • V.M. Straka
Control code
000052238268
Dimensions
24 cm +
Extent
xiv, 456 pages
Isbn
9780316201643
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
S., conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst
Publication
Note
  • Issued in slipcase
  • Title and statement of responsibility from slipcase
  • Title page and cover title: Ship of Theseus / V. M. Straka. Imprint on title page: Winged Shoes Press, New York, 1949. Title page and page [3] of cover printed with "stamps" of Laguna Verde High School Library; spine includes a Dewey call number label
  • Includes 22 items purporting to be documents concerning the "author, " V. M. Straka, and his "translator, " F. X. Caldeira from the Straka Arkiv; decoding wheel, letters, postcards and notes by the "readers, " Jennifer and Eric; and other related materials
  • Marginalia printed in various colours
Accompanying material
1. Konfidentiell letter. Aug 17, 1928. To Herr Grahn from V.M. Straka (w/German translation) (2 sheets) [insert between p. vi - vii] 2. Pollard State University note paper "VMS Accused Of " (1 sheet) [insert between p. 10-11] 3. Photocopy p 33 Toronto Review for History and the Humanities (1 sheet) [insert between p. 20-21] 4. The Daily Pronghorn (college newspaper) (1 sheet) [insert between p. 32-33] 5. Telegramme Nov. 19, 1924 in German with English translation (2 sheets) [insert between p. 54-55] 6. 1 Photocopy & transcript - Lampa October 31, 1910 (1 sheet) [insert between p. 68-69] 7. 1 Letter from Desjardins. Green note paper to M. Husch from J.B. Desjardins (1 sheet) [p.86-87] 8. Letter from Jen. Grey note paper to Eric from Jen (2 sheets) [p.100-101] 9. 1 postcard Brazil To Fellow Birders 12 April (1 card) [p.112-113] 10. 1 photograph of stone wall with raised arch and ivy (1 photo) [p.130-131] 11. 1 postcard Native Birds of Brazil to Fellow Birders 15 April (1 card) [p.178-179] 12. 1 postcard Palm Avenue with lampposts to Fellow Birders 18 April (1 card) [p.190-191] 13. 1 postcard Brazil beach to Fellow Birders 19 April (1 card) [p.192-193] 14. 1 postcard Pictorial Brazil to Fellow Birders 20 April (1 card) [p.200-201] 15. yellow ruled note paper (legal size) beginning So...my uncle Zeke (3 sheets) [p. 202-203] 16. photograph 4x3" woman standing above ropes (1 photo) [p. 242-243] 17. 1 greeting card 'Gastrimargus ocivaceus' with newspaper obituary clipping inside (2 items) [p.256-257] 18. 1 map on a Pronghorn Java napkin (1 item) [p.306-307] 19. 1 Religious card Jean-Bernard Desjardins (1 card) [p.360-361] 20. Letter from J. White Pollard State Univ. Libraries letterhead to Eric from Jen (2 sheets) [p.376-377] 21. Letter from Esmerlinda Pega. Blue-bordered note paper to My New Friends (1 sheet) [p.416-417] 22. end paper decoder wheel (1 item)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
  • Ship of Theseus
  • V.M. Straka
Control code
000052238268
Dimensions
24 cm +
Extent
xiv, 456 pages
Isbn
9780316201643
Other physical details
illustrations

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