Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

PhotobucketThe Tiny Book of Tiny Stories
Author: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Publisher: It Books
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062121660
Website:  hitrecord.org
HitRECord’s collaborative coalition of artists and writers are making history with The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, a collection of innovative crowd-sourced creative projects that pushes the limits of originality, cooperation, imagination, and inspiration. HitRECord, a grassroots creative collective founded by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known worldwide for his performances in (500) Days of Summer and Inception, is a forum where thousands of artists worldwide share work and contribute to their peers’ projects in writing, music, videos, illustration, and beyond. Alongside Dean Haspiel’s ACT-I-VATE, a groundbreaking comics collective, and the photographer JR’s Inside Out Project, hitRECord is a haven for budding creatives. Now, the collective has edited together its most promising stories and illustrations to serve as its face in introducing the world to a new generation of talent, in The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories.
Most people hear the name Joseph Gordon-Levitt and know him from the various movies that he has acted in. But he's also involved in a project with a company that he has started. HitRECord allows artists worldwide the chance to share their works with one another and then are remixed by their peers.  Music, art, and videos are uploaded to the site where anyone can view them.  Now this book may be little, but you don't think about that once you get the chance to read the entertaining tiny stories inside. I found myself laughing out loud while reading some of them and that caught the attention of my 8 year old son who then wanted to know what I was reading.  I shared some of the stories with him and he enjoyed them as well as some of the art that went along with them.  I'm usually not able to share most of the books that I review with him since I review books that contain a lot of romance, so it was nice to show him something that I was reading that we could share in together.   

Here's a pic of my favorite story of the book taken from Amazon:
That poor egg just doesn't know what's going to happen next!

I'm giving The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories a rating of:

While some of the stories and art are laugh out loud funny and very witty, others are thought provoking and make you pause to think about the deeper meaning behind it.  Once you open it you will find yourself flipping through the pages to see what you will discover next.  Before you know it you'll have a smile on your face and it might even spark something inside you to make you want to add something to the website.  To learn more about the website and the thousands of others that have contributed to it, click on the link above.

Check out this video below:

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that he has a book out! I love this actor0I might have to check this one out.