Reif Larsen’s The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet is a fascinating experiment. Nearly every page is annotated with maps, charts, and illustrations that track the journey of the novel’s main character, 12-year-old cartographer Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet. After he receives a science award from the Smithsonian, the wunderkind traverses the country to collect it, consumed all the while by a family tragedy that weighs on his heart. While Larsen’s narrative isn’t perfect (and feels disjointed in its final third), Spivet is still a mightily impressive debut, a wistful glimpse at that moment when adulthood threatens those last, vital days of youth. B+
The Selected Works of T.S. SpivetReif Larsen's The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet is a fascinating experiment. Nearly every page is annotated with maps, charts, and...The Selected Works of T.S. SpivetComic Novels, FictionReif LarsenReif Larsen's The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet is a fascinating experiment. Nearly every page is annotated with maps, charts, and...2009-05-13
Genre: Comic Novels, Fiction; Author: Reif Larsen
Posted January 17 2015 — 1:02 PM EST
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