The Arrival by Shaun Tan

“You have to read this!” I said to Lime as I finished this book.

“Mmmm,” she said, nonplussed. I say this sometimes about books I know would take her ages to read — English, after all, being her second language.

“No, no, you can read this easily. There are no words in the book.”

“Then how can I ‘read’ it?” she said.

“Trust me. There’s a story. And it’s beautiful, and moving, and good. You’ll love it.”

Shaun Tan Arrival coverTobias Buckell’s mention of the book; warning, it was the review linked above that got me excited about it, and you’ll probably end up buying the book too.

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