JJ Abrams’ Interactive Book Features Conversational Marginalia

JJ Abrams’ Interactive Book Features Conversational Marginalia
Innovation

Award-winning director and author collaborate on a novel that contains two intertwined stories.

Kristen Nozell
  • 14 november 2013

S. is a a recently released novel that takes the reader on a journey of multiple levels, with one story being told in the traditional text format, and another occurring simultaneously through the form of margin notes and inserts. The novel, which is a collaborative effort of director J.J. Abrams and author Doug Dorst, is based on the premise that a woman finds a library book filled with margin notes from a stranger, and responds with notes of her own, evolving into a discourse between the two about the story and its mysterious author.

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