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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. 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, evidence of their interaction, ephemera that brings this tale vividly to life. S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle 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, and it is also Abrams and Dorst's love letter to the written word
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.B7367
LC item number
S47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Label
S., J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from slip 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
  • Inserts include: 1. Copy of two-page Konfidentiell/Confidential note from Straka to Grahn and Jrahn dated 17 Augusti, 1928 and August 17, 1928 respectively {u2013} vi/vii; 2. Two-page note on Pollard State University stationary titled VMS accused of ... - 10/11; 3. Copy of Toronto Review for History and the Humanities, Vol. 1:1, p 33, 1954 - 20/21; 4. Daily Pronghorn, January 8, 2012, pages [1]-2 - 32/33; 5. Two-page copy of telegram to Karst & Son Publishers, Munich (November 19, 1924) - 54/55; 6. Newsprint copy from LAMPA, 31, October 1910 titled SUICIDE LEAP HORRIFIES WITNESSES {u2013} [68]-69; 7. Blue note from Jean-Bernard Desjardins - 86/87; 8. Small 4-page note from Jen to Eric - 100/101; 9. Postcard Greetings from Brazil dated 12 April, postmarked 14.4.12 - 112/113; 10. Photograph of a walled off stone archway. - 130/131; 11. Postcard Native Birds of Brazil, dated 15 April, postmarked 15.4.12 - 178/179; 12. Postcard dated 18 April, postmarked 1804, 2012- 190/191; 13. Postcard of beach, dated 19 April - 192/193; 14. Postcard, postmarked 21.4.2012l - 200/201; 15. Five-page note on yellow paper from male character about Uncle Zeke {u2013} [202]/203; 16. Old photograph of woman standing by a ship - 242/243; 17. "Monkeys of Brazil" card with newspaper clipping of Caldeira's obituary - 256/257; 18. Map on Pronghorn Java napkin - 306/307; 19. Card with V. M. Straka quote: "A person is no more & no less than the story of his passion & deeds." - 360/361; 20. Four-page letter from Jen to Eric on Pollard SU library stationary - 376/377; 21. Note from Ermelinda Pega - 416/417; 22. Wheel {u2013} 454/455
  • Some inserts may be missing in individual library copies
  • Marginalia printed in various colors
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
ocn842877804
Dimensions
24 cm + 22 items.
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
  • 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
  • Inserts include: 1. Copy of two-page Konfidentiell/Confidential note from Straka to Grahn and Jrahn dated 17 Augusti, 1928 and August 17, 1928 respectively {u2013} vi/vii; 2. Two-page note on Pollard State University stationary titled VMS accused of ... - 10/11; 3. Copy of Toronto Review for History and the Humanities, Vol. 1:1, p 33, 1954 - 20/21; 4. Daily Pronghorn, January 8, 2012, pages [1]-2 - 32/33; 5. Two-page copy of telegram to Karst & Son Publishers, Munich (November 19, 1924) - 54/55; 6. Newsprint copy from LAMPA, 31, October 1910 titled SUICIDE LEAP HORRIFIES WITNESSES {u2013} [68]-69; 7. Blue note from Jean-Bernard Desjardins - 86/87; 8. Small 4-page note from Jen to Eric - 100/101; 9. Postcard Greetings from Brazil dated 12 April, postmarked 14.4.12 - 112/113; 10. Photograph of a walled off stone archway. - 130/131; 11. Postcard Native Birds of Brazil, dated 15 April, postmarked 15.4.12 - 178/179; 12. Postcard dated 18 April, postmarked 1804, 2012- 190/191; 13. Postcard of beach, dated 19 April - 192/193; 14. Postcard, postmarked 21.4.2012l - 200/201; 15. Five-page note on yellow paper from male character about Uncle Zeke {u2013} [202]/203; 16. Old photograph of woman standing by a ship - 242/243; 17. "Monkeys of Brazil" card with newspaper clipping of Caldeira's obituary - 256/257; 18. Map on Pronghorn Java napkin - 306/307; 19. Card with V. M. Straka quote: "A person is no more & no less than the story of his passion & deeds." - 360/361; 20. Four-page letter from Jen to Eric on Pollard SU library stationary - 376/377; 21. Note from Ermelinda Pega - 416/417; 22. Wheel {u2013} 454/455
  • Some inserts may be missing in individual library copies
  • Marginalia printed in various colors
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
ocn842877804
Dimensions
24 cm + 22 items.
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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