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Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker J.J. Abrams has produced, directed, or written films and television shows including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fringe, Lost, Alias, Felicity, Star Trek, Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, and more. Doug Dorst teaches writing at Texas State University. He is the author of the PEN/Hemingway-nominated novel Alive in Necropolis and the collection The Surf Guru. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Epoch and elsewhere. Dorst is also a three-time Jeopardy! champion.

Reviews

"[The] presiding pop-culture guru-geek ... a generous showman."-- The New York Times "An intriguing and impressive experiment in storytelling that's full of paranoia, conspiracy theory, love and mystery." ---"USA Today" "The "S." experience is like reading a novel while eavesdropping on a conversation...As if Franz Kafka had written an episode of "Lost."" --CNN.com "This is a must-read for literary puzzle fans, even for those unfamiliar with Abrams's TV and film work."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred) "[A] crazy, brilliant book/object of desire . . . Amazing." --Anthony Bourdain ""S." comes alive, resonating incredibly . . . I found "S." impossible to forget. . . . The kind of book that reminds one what books, at best, can be. You really must read it. And please: believe." --Tor.com "Equal parts romance, historical mystery and conceptual art . . . "S." should be regarded as an elaborate love poem to the printed word and a eulogy to its rapid disappearance in the digital world." --"Denver Post" "Reading "S." is fun, and the book feels alive . . . Gloriously embroidered with marginalia and jammed with artifacts inserted between its pages . . . A celebration of the book as a physical thing." --"Chicago Tribune" "Both as literature and as a physical object, " S." is a profound and tremendous work of art." ""The Miami Herald""" ""S. "is gorgeous, a masterpiece of verisimilitude. . . . The book's spiritual cousin is A.S. Byatt's "Possession." . . . The brilliance of "S." is less in its showy exterior than the intimate and ingeniously visual way it shows how others' words become pathways to our lives and relationships." --"Washington Post" "Both as literature and as a physical object, S. is a profound and tremendous work of art."--The Miami Herald "Reading S. is fun, and the book feels alive . . . Gloriously embroidered with marginalia and jammed with artifacts inserted between its pages . . . A celebration of the book as a physical thing." --Chicago Tribune "Both as literature and as a physical object, S. is a profound and tremendous work of art. . . . Brilliantly conceived and perfectly executed, the book harkens back to a golden age of storytelling. . . . An audacious literary achievement that calls to mind Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire, Chris Ware's Building Stories and even Charles Portis' Masters of Atlantis." --Miami Herald "S. is gorgeous, a masterpiece of verisimilitude. . . . The book's spiritual cousin is A.S. Byatt's Possession. . . . The brilliance of S. is less in its showy exterior than the intimate and ingeniously visual way it shows how others' words become pathways to our lives and relationships." --Washington Post "Impressively smart, engaging . . . Filled with secrets and stories that are endlessly beguiling and inviting . . . Reading S., and trying to decode everything [was] an incredibly enjoyable, fun experience, as well as a particularly immersive one. . . . For all its mysteries and intrigues, this is a book about the value of books, and what they can offer us that other storytelling mediums cannot." --Wired "The best-looking book I've ever seen. . . . The book is so perfectly realized that it's easy to fall under its spell. . . . If you want to write a romantic mystery meta-novel in which two bibliophiles investigate the conspiracy around an enigmatic Eastern European author, you couldn't choose a better team." --Joshua Rothan, New Yorker

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