20 Nov The Selected Works of TS Spivet. In the fourth of a series of Q&As with the shortlisted authors, Reif Larsen discusses his novel. Reif Larsen. About The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet. A brilliant, boundary-leaping debut novel tracing twelve-year-old genius map maker T.S. Spivet’s attempts to. 19 Jun “The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet” is ultimately a novel to be appreciated rather than adored, devoured or even acutely analyzed, for it is not a.

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For all its shine, fame seems more highly valued than ideas in this new world and friends are hard to find. Clair slected, was an imbalance to the fun and roller coaster tale about T.

So I took some time off from Brown to teach at this school in Cape Town.

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

Around a third of each sselected is taken up with margins and footnotes of T. This book is a treasure. Spivet” into the genre-breaking classic it could have been. Larsen’s MFA from Columbia, it evidently only provided pages of literary training because the book fails to deliver on all that richness. Once aboard, his adventures step into high gear and he meticulously maps, charts, and illustrates his exploits, documenting mythical wormholes hhe the Midwest, the urban phenomenon of “rims,” and the pleasures of McDonald’s, among other things.


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The main character describes what feels like every possible moment of boredom he experiences as he sits in this Winnebago. But because there isn’t one here it leaves him seeming two dimensional and unbelievable.

When the Smithsonian decides to award genius cartographer T.s.spicet. The thing is, the door is on the north wall of the room.

After a string of bedazzling reads Crowley, Dunnett, and Murraymy disillusionment with contemporary lit continues apace. I am still in awe of many passages and literary devices included, not the least of which is the allegorical use of the Continental Divide. My copy goes back to my library, but I am considering purchasing it for my permanent library. I’ve still got a few pages to dust up here.

Are we getting a read on how precious this all is?

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I do not see how thi The story workz a 12 year-old making his way from Montana to D. It is one of those rare books where completely unbelievable things happen in a completely believable world; despite the strange events of the novel, it is ultimately grounded in reality.

This phrase came from when my boyfriend was reading a book set in King Arthur’s time period and threw the book across the room when he read that the peasants were eating spiced potatoes. Yeah, sure we do. Yes there are tne TS despite his genius sounds way too adult in his narrative at times but overall it’s a treasure and a definite read.


Would I teach it? TS lives on a ranch in Montana with his scientist Worka, his cowboy Father and his older sister Gracie. Dec 31, Margaret rated it it was ok Shelves: A further blow came when T. Hardcoverpages.

As he travels away from the ranch and his family we learn how the journey also brings him closer to home. If you are asking for models for this particular book, this is more difficult. A brilliant, boundary-leaping debut novel tracing twelve-year-old genius map maker T.

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The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

TS was originally drunk and 50 and in prison. Spivet A brilliant, boundary-leaping debut novel tracing twelve-year-old genius map maker T. All this would be fascinating enough, but, as you would totally wish if you were reading this in the worka way, T. The story opens with the phone call from another scientist linked to the Smithsonian who believes T.