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Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

So sorry to see the bad reviews below! You should the synopsis s

So sorry to see the bad reviews below! You should the synopsis so you know what you're buying. This is a beautiful book --366 pages long, by the way, that is a great compilation of moments frozen in time. Vintage photos that, at first, may not "say" anything u...
So sorry to see the bad reviews below! You should the synopsis so you know what you're buying. This is a beautiful book --366 pages long, by the way, that is a great compilation of moments frozen in time. Vintage photos that, at first, may not "say" anything until you read what was written on the back of the photo. Can make you laugh out loud or take your breath away. As a collector of old photos, as an artist, as a person interested in history and culture, I loved this book. And yes, this IS So very "Ransom"!! What an incredible talent you are, Mr. Riggs. 

posted by Lilgzbooks on December 5, 2012

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14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

I've been waiting for this book for months. Finally get it, pay $10 for it, and it's only 25 pages. I bought it on my Nook so I can't see half the pictures. It reminds me of a coffee table book...a little bit interesting, but not something I would buy. Too bad I bou...
I've been waiting for this book for months. Finally get it, pay $10 for it, and it's only 25 pages. I bought it on my Nook so I can't see half the pictures. It reminds me of a coffee table book...a little bit interesting, but not something I would buy. Too bad I bought it.

posted by 9745284 on October 19, 2012

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

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    So sorry to see the bad reviews below! You should the synopsis s

    So sorry to see the bad reviews below! You should the synopsis so you know what you're buying. This is a beautiful book --366 pages long, by the way, that is a great compilation of moments frozen in time. Vintage photos that, at first, may not "say" anything until you read what was written on the back of the photo. Can make you laugh out loud or take your breath away. As a collector of old photos, as an artist, as a person interested in history and culture, I loved this book. And yes, this IS So very "Ransom"!! What an incredible talent you are, Mr. Riggs. 

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2013

    If you love old pictures I think you will like this book! It is

    If you love old pictures I think you will like this book! It is full of pictures, the pictures say it all! I love my copy and find it very interesting to see the past. Buy the paperback not the nook version!
    I hope Riggs does another book like this :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Fascinating

    I can see why people with original nooks wouldnt be able to view this well, but on my nook tablet it was formatted beautifully and more than 25 pages.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Loved it!

    This is a wonderful book full of old found snapshots with the original inscriptions included. Some reviewers here have commented that it is only 25 pages long, but that is not correct. The photo pages are not included in the page numbering. Also, I read this on my Nook with no problems. For those of you complaining about the small images -- just double tap on any picture and you can re-size it to your liking to see it closer up. Then just tap "Close" and you will be back in place. That is true for any Nook book! Ransom Riggs' new book (second Miss Perrigren book)will be released January 14th.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    This book was excellent!    I read the paperback version, not el

    This book was excellent!    I read the paperback version, not electronic.   I laughed, I cried, I was amazed, and it causes one to really stop and think.   It sounds like the poor reviews were from electronic book users.  If you love antiques, history, and old photos, you will loves this book.  Great job Ransom Riggs.
    By the way, I am another person like Mr. Riggs who has been sifting through old photos at antique stores for years and years, in many different states.    

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Fantastic!

    Thank goodness I read the review from Jan. 8, 2014 that explained about the number of pages issue and also explained how to enlarge pictures. I am so glad I bought it on my Nook tablet. It had me laughing hard and tearing up. I really enjoyed this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 12, 2013

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    Posted April 30, 2013

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