Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs?with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life?from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person's life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book's ...

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Overview

With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person's life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book's unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph's particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062099495
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 102,337
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 10.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ransom Riggs

The author of the runaway New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs holds an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinema-Television. A former journalist, photographer, and documentary film editor, his award-winning short films have screened at more than 70 film festivals worldwide. He is also a contributing writer and blogger for mental_floss magazine and Mentalfloss.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Not at all what i expected from this Mr. Riggs...RADAR...

    This was not a good book for a Nook. Really hard to read. I was hoping this book would be along the same lines as his 1st novel...RADAR...

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    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 bought it.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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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. 

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Arg

    I paid how much for this? Was hoping it'd be like his other book or at least longer then 25 pages

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

    I was so hoping for a real book. I loved this author's previous

    I was so hoping for a real book. I loved this author's previous book. But this one... I am sure that I could have found my own family pictures that were more interesting than these. And to think that I spent $10.99 on this "book". It was only 25 pages!!! What a rip off! Can I get a refund Barnes and Noble????????

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

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    2 out of 8 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 :)

    2 out of 2 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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2013

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    I ordered this book to read on my Nook Tablet and enjoyed it ver

    I ordered this book to read on my Nook Tablet and enjoyed it very much.  True, the photographs are quite small, but the story is
    engaging , well written and had enough meat in it to be a page turner for me.  It is quite appropriate for young teens, as the story 
    winds its way through the feeling of singularity that strikes many when they hit the teen years.  Many young people spend valuable time
    struggling to fit it and this book extolls the values of encouraging each individual to develop their talents without regrets.  Warning
    ahead, however...it might to be the anchor book for a series.  I liked it very much.

    2 out of 2 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.

    1 out of 1 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 May 12, 2013

    Don't bother

    I wish they would put number of pages where a person could see them. When you pay more than $1.00 you expect to get more than 50 pages. Total waste of good money.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Wtf is this

    It is only 25 pages long and no words jys a bunch of pictures his other book was much better and if this is the sequel then it sucks cum on he can do bttr then that

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Confused

    Is it really only 25 pages? If it is longer i would buy it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Eh

    It was boring but had giod puctures so ya

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Ryas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Horrible

    I can't believe I paid so much money for this crap. This so-called book has 25 pages of found photos but no story. You can't even see all the features of the pictures on the Nook! The person who says 366 pages is obviously referring to a different book than this. I feel cheated. I won't trust this author again. Buyer beware!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Um

    Book was only 25 pages not worth $11 #disappointed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    This book was amazing! Its sad to see so many bad reviews. If yo

    This book was amazing! Its sad to see so many bad reviews. If you are familiar with Ransom Riggs you know that is very much his style! Its a great coffee table book. I am so happy I purchased it. Its like nothing I've ever seen before. Especially for lovers/collectors of old photographs. GENIUS! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Disapointed

    I paid for this book and got 8 pages. No pictures just "sample" Very disapointed

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