For some odd reason a discarded book that I picked up at a library sale last year came to mind. Perhaps, it’s because it’s Halloween, here in the States, and I just finished reading Neil Gaiman’s book, The Graveyard Book. A lot of children, including myself, when growing up liked to read about vampires, monsters and scary things. Dracula is still one of my favorites and for the younger generation, perhaps Vampires are the latest trend.
Now, back to the book, the one I told you about. It’s called The Ink Drinker written by Eric Sanvoisin, illustrated by Martin Matje; and, translated by Georges Moroz. I finally found it on the top shelf of a bookcase in my office library.
This book only has 35 pages and Chapter One begins with”The Hiding Place”: “My father owns a bookstore. He loves books. He devours them like an ogre. All day and long into the night, he reads. It’s an obsession. There’s no cure, but our family doctor doesn’t seem to worry.”
You might want to take a peek inside the book on Amazon’s website. Here’s a link for the author’s website: Eric Sanvoisin’s homepage blog and it’s of interest that:”Il y aura une huitième histoire du buveur d’encre en 2013… There will be an eighth story drinker ink 2013 …”Je ne vous en dis pas plus pour le moment… I shall say no more for now …”
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, November 8, 2012