As seen on the SERIAL podcast, season 2, episode 1 ("Dustwun")!
Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in…
Why read it?
2 authors picked Zoom as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
This book never fails to astound me with its visual surprises. I have looked at it at least a hundred times, and each time I cannot stop turning the pages to see what is next, despite already knowing! The art is superbly drawn, and has the perfect amount of rich detail to savor while “zooming” before we come to a satisfying rest at the contemplative ending.
It’s an accomplishment to change a reader’s perspective once in a book, if not twice. Yet this book manages to do so with every page turn. Just when you think the author has run out of room (to zoom!), another visual twist is added to the cunning and wordless sequence. A friend gave me this book as a gift years ago; I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I seek out that same friend’s advice when looking for second opinions.
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