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The Resource S., J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst

S., J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst

Label
S.
Title
S.
Statement of responsibility
J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Title variation
  • Ship of Theseus
  • Ship of Theseus by V.M. Straka
  • Ship of Theseus by V. M. Straka
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 rumors 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. Between the pages, online, and in the real world remains evidence of their interaction, the ephemera that brings this tale of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand vividly to life.
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
Assigning source
--Adapted from slip cover
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220583
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abrams, J. J.
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.B7367
LC item number
S47 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dorst, Doug
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Authors and readers
  • Strangers
  • Books
  • Marginalia
Target audience
adult
Label
S., J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from slip cover
  • Publisher and edition information from page 3 of cover
  • 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; letters, post cards and notes by the "readers," Jennifer and Eric; and other related materials
  • Includes the following items: Konfidentiell letter (2 leaves) [insert between pages vi-vii] ; Pollard State University : VMS accused of... (2 pages) [insert between pages 10-11] ; photocopy of journal article (1 leaf) [insert between pages 20-21] ; newspaper clipping (2 pages) [insert between pages 32-33] ; telegram (2 leaves) [insert between pages 54-55] ; newspaper clipping/memo (1 leaf) [insert between pages 68-69] ; letter from Desjardins (1 leaf) [insert between pages 86-87] ; letter from Jen (4 pages) [insert between pages 100-101] ; Greetings from Brazil postcard [insert between pages 112-113] ; photograph of stone wall [insert between pages 130-131] ; Native Birds of Brazil postcard [insert between pages 178-179] ; postcard of palm trees [insert between pages 190-191] ; Brazil beach postcard [insert between pages 192-193] ; Pictorial Brazil postcard [insert between pages 200-201] ; So... My Uncle Zeke (5 pages on yellow, legal paper), [insert between pages 202-203] ; photograph of woman [insert between pages 242-243] ; newspaper clipping within 1 greeting card [insert between pages 256-257] ; map on napkin [insert between pages 306-307] ; Jean-Bernard Desjardins in memoriam card [insert between pages 360-361] ; letter from J [4 pages], [insert between pages 376-377] ; letter from Ermelinda Pega (1 leaf), [insert between pages 416-417] ; decoder wheel [insert between end leaf and page 3 of cover]
  • Marginalia printed in various colors
Accompanying material
22 items
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20104668
Dimensions
24 cm +
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 456 pages
Isbn
9780316201643
Lccn
2013942888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842877804
Label
S., J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Publication
Note
  • Title from slip cover
  • Publisher and edition information from page 3 of cover
  • 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; letters, post cards and notes by the "readers," Jennifer and Eric; and other related materials
  • Includes the following items: Konfidentiell letter (2 leaves) [insert between pages vi-vii] ; Pollard State University : VMS accused of... (2 pages) [insert between pages 10-11] ; photocopy of journal article (1 leaf) [insert between pages 20-21] ; newspaper clipping (2 pages) [insert between pages 32-33] ; telegram (2 leaves) [insert between pages 54-55] ; newspaper clipping/memo (1 leaf) [insert between pages 68-69] ; letter from Desjardins (1 leaf) [insert between pages 86-87] ; letter from Jen (4 pages) [insert between pages 100-101] ; Greetings from Brazil postcard [insert between pages 112-113] ; photograph of stone wall [insert between pages 130-131] ; Native Birds of Brazil postcard [insert between pages 178-179] ; postcard of palm trees [insert between pages 190-191] ; Brazil beach postcard [insert between pages 192-193] ; Pictorial Brazil postcard [insert between pages 200-201] ; So... My Uncle Zeke (5 pages on yellow, legal paper), [insert between pages 202-203] ; photograph of woman [insert between pages 242-243] ; newspaper clipping within 1 greeting card [insert between pages 256-257] ; map on napkin [insert between pages 306-307] ; Jean-Bernard Desjardins in memoriam card [insert between pages 360-361] ; letter from J [4 pages], [insert between pages 376-377] ; letter from Ermelinda Pega (1 leaf), [insert between pages 416-417] ; decoder wheel [insert between end leaf and page 3 of cover]
  • Marginalia printed in various colors
Accompanying material
22 items
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20104668
Dimensions
24 cm +
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 456 pages
Isbn
9780316201643
Lccn
2013942888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842877804

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