J. J. Abrams on S.

S. J.J. AbramsMedia attention is heating up for a book that many librarians are calling a “processing nightmare,” S., by Doug Dorst and J. J. Abrams, (Hachette/Mulholland; Hachette Audio), a book within a book that includes loose pieces of ephemera (see more in our New Title Radar, under “Special Note”).

It may be a processing nightmare, but, as Abrams described on yesterday’s CBS This Morning, it is tribute to his love of the printed word.

It has also been featured by the L.A. Times, USA Today and the NYT Sunday Book Review, among others. The first review is from The Telegraph (the book was embargoed, so it wasn’t reviewed by the pre-pub sources). UPDATE: PW has just posted their review.

4 Responses to “J. J. Abrams on S.”

  1. Cathy Says:

    On the nonfiction “processing nightmare” front, there’s Brad Meltzer’s History Decoded. Somehow I didn’t notice before ordering that it includes “30 removable facsimile documents” in envelopes throughout the book. Eeek!

  2. Wendy Bartlett Says:

    Love of the printed word or not, we sent our copies back today! Thanks for the heads up on this Nora.

  3. Andrea Says:

    We have successfully circulated multiple copies of Building Stories for over a year so we are giving this a try. Maybe no surprise – our holds queue is building (still at 2:1 for now).

  4. Melissa Says:

    Is “S” appropriate for youth? 7th grader?