This book is just fantastic.
(S. by Doug Dorst & JJ Abrams. The book is called “S.” but is itself a book called “The Ship of Theseus” written by a fictional author named V.M. Straka, accompanied by the notes of two readers who correspond with each other in form of said notes scribbled into this book, which they read in a library.
Wikipedia: “The pages are worn and yellowed with library stamps in the front and back cover and stains on the pages. The book’s spine is labeled with a library sticker marking the novel’s location number in the Dewey Decimal Classification.
The novel can be read alone in its entirety. […]
A second storyline takes place in the book’s margins. Eric is a disgraced graduate student who has spent his life studying Straka and his literary works. Jen is a college senior contemplating the next step of her life. The two begin to trade a copy of Ship of Theseus back and forth without meeting, using the book’s margins to carry out discussions about who Straka was using handwritten notes, arrows, and symbols.”
I just started and can’t really say if the book is any good but as a piece of art, as an experiment, this is just amazing.