Each page of the colourfully illustrated book contains either a picture of a postcard or an actual envelope with a letter inside. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s a beautiful piece of art that serves to enhance the compelling love story conveyed through the writing of Griffin and the mysterious Sabine. Griffin & Sabine was the first and best novel in the excellent six-part series (all of which featured the same interactive design), which was divided into two trilogy sets.
As I mentioned in my review of Christian Kiefer and Sharron Kraus’ The Black Dove, Nick Bantock’s Griffin & Sabine is a metaphysical correspondence novel. That is, the unconventional novel is literally composed of letters and postcards between the title characters.