Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, by Adele Griffin
Stone, in Griffin's hands, is a delicate and finely developed personality, even though we rarely hear from the artist directly. The book gives us great perspective on what drove her. And yet, what makes this a truly amazing work is that it is complete fiction. With creativity and tremendous effort providing the illustrations, Addison Stone's character really comes to life in this faux biography. Griffin thus achieves two impressive feats: writing a smooth flowing biography, and doing so with a totally fictitious personality. Truly a remarkable and unique novel.