Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 2 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Wirrow

 

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Looper, 500 Days of Summer) made a big splash with The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories – so now he’s back with volume 2! One of the most ingenious and successful projects to come out of Gordon-Levitt’s online creative coalition hitRECord – an international collaboration of artists and writers – The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2 offers more quirky, delightfully small, ingeniously illustrated haiku-like tales, proving once more that the universe isn’t made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories. The best things do come in small packages. (From Goodreads.)

Personal Take: After being charmed by the first volume, I couldn’t resist ordering the second, and just like the first, it was utterly irresistible to go through. The one-page stories, the impeccable pieces of artwork, and seeing how the collaboration works, it all makes this project so unique and necessary for other creatives and humans in general.

There isn’t much to describe this book other than it is filled with happiness, and that everyone who wants a shot of it should read it.

Audience: Older audience, for understanding abstract emotions.

Rating: 

Other recommendations: I’ve read and reviewed The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1, and will be reading Volume 3 soon!

Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Volume 1) by Joseph Gordon Levitt and wirrow

From hitRECord, the immensely popular open collaborative production company, and its founder, Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, comes The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1.
The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories.
To create The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord community as RegularJOE–directed thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, Gordon-Levitt culled, edited and curated over 8,500 contributions into this finely tuned collection of original art from 67 contributors. Reminiscent of the 6-Word Memoir series, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size. (from Goodreads)

Personal Take: I bought this as a gift for a few of my friends: birthdays or as a token to cheer them up, and they’ve raved about it so much that I had to get a copy of it myself. And gosh, did I love the stories. It’s a whole combination of sorrow, happiness, hopefulness, witticism , comedy and more– all the human thoughts and emotions woven together in a string of words and art.
If you love illustrations and and small sentences that pack an emotional punch, this is the book for you. It’s a must.
Audience: There are a few stories that are geared towards adult understanding, so I would definitely say older teens and adults.
Rating: 
5stars
Other recommendations: The awesome thing about this book, or series– is that it’s serialized. So I have about two other volumes to get through!