Thursday, January 17, 2013

0 Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 2 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Wirrow

Title: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 2.
Author: Jospeh Gordon-Levitt & Wirrow
Publisher: It Books
Published: November 13, 2012
Hardcover, 127 pages
ISBN: 978-0-06-21263-9
Genre: Fiction
Source: Publisher



Summary:
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Looper, 500 Days of Summer) made a big splash with The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories - so now he’s back with volume 2! One of the most ingenious and successful projects to come out of Gordon-Levitt's online creative coalition hitRECord - an international collaboration of artists and writers - The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2 offers more quirky, delightfully small, ingeniously illustrated haiku-like tales, proving once more that the universe isn’t made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories. The best things do come in small packages.

My thoughts:
Last year I had the privilege of reading and reviewing The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1. I fell in love with it. So I was really excited when volume 2 came out. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories is a charming collection of short stories that is told through art and verse. Joseph Gordon-Levitt works with thousands of entries to come up with this unique little book. On the back of the book there's a quote, "The universe is not made up of atoms; it's made of tiny stories." I think this quote describes the book perfectly. If you've not had the opportunity to experience the tiny stories yet, you need to. I've read through the book multiple times already, and I love it. It's amazing how a story can be told in so few words. Check out this website to  preview some of the tiny stories.




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