Sunday, May 24, 2009
Letters From the Closet by Tony Ferrente & Paulette Jacobson
What a touching book. Page by page, it's correspondence between two friends who haven't seen each other for a long time. However, it's not your ordinary book; it's got letterboxes that fold open with a postcard slotted in, a letter hastily written and sent off on the next page and some pretty and sometimes lovely scenery. But what's written is very much Chinese Whispers about their lives and it's hard to read anything between the lines until you get to the last page.
I bought this book because the title made me curious and what was inside made me even more curious. And every now and again, I pull it off the bookshelf and read it slowly and look at its beautiful art work. It's cleverly made and thought out; it's also a must read.
However, I'm finding it difficult to find anything about the authors online. Except what is written in the back of the book, which isn't current, I have found around 4 people with Tony Ferrante's name and they're all different. So, if you have information I may be able to add here, please leave a comment and I'll add it onto this review.