by Élisabeth Soubry
Science is wrong. According to the cover of this bookstore find: “The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories.” The origin of the book is almost as amazing as the tales that lie within it. Pushing the limits of multimedia, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has created, in collaboration with HITRECORD, a truly memorable experience on paper.
67 contributions have been assembled into an astounding 80-page collection of short stories that will open your mind to its full capacity, tearing both laughs and understanding from your consciousness.
Throughout the book, the jumbled stories carry us far from our world to the one of an orange rolling to its escape from the kitchen, and to the mind of an insomniac racoon at a matinée show. Its perfect balance of comedy, puns, and thoughtful inputs gives us both advice for our daily lives, and explanations of our odd behaviour. Each story is accompanied by a drawing to illustrate it. Or maybe it’s the other way around; maybe it’s the words that are there to explain the implications of each brush stroke of the contributor’s creative mind.
For those who enjoy art, knowledge and a world in which everything is made up of the tiny stories of our lives, this book has been created in your honour. Enjoy every inch of it. But do not fear, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories continues in volumes 2 and 3.