The Unwritten

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The Unwritten

Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice

By Mike Carey; Peter Gross (Illustrator)

Vertigo, Hardcover, 9781401229764, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

Description
A "New York Times" Bestseller
One of "Publishers Weekly's "Hot Fall Books of 2013
Tom Taylor has lived his life being mistaken for Tommy Taylor, the boy wizard from the world-famous series of novels penned by Tom's long-lost father Wilson. However, after a series of strange events start to parallel the lives of both Taylors--fictional and real--Tom realizes that he might be the character on page made flesh.
In this first-ever original graphic novel spinning off from the pages of the critically acclaimed THE UNWRITTEN series, writer Mike Carey explores the origins behind Tom's mysterious powers and the odyssey his father has sent him on.


About the Author
Mike Carey worked nineteen years at the Boston Herald, serving as news editor, then sports editor, and finally as Celtics beat writer during the Larry Bird era. In addition, he wrote the annual NBA draft preview for The Sporting News and was a regular contributor to Basketball Digest and Hoop Magazine. He is also the author of several books on basketball, including Boston Celtics: Where Have You Gone?

Peter Gross is a professor of journalism at California State University-Chico. He was an East European Studies research scholar in 1996 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


Praise For The Unwritten

“Fantasy literature’s wish-fulfillment machine gets coated in a sardonic darkness reminiscent of Lev Grossman.… With this super standalone graphic novel, Carey and Gross explore the roots of their mythology.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


Praise for Mike Carey's The Unwritten:

"Incredibly fun and ridiculously addictive.... For fans of literature (from classics to contemporary) this series is worth a read.... The Unwritten is a roller-coaster ride through a library, weaving famous authors and characters into a tale of mystery that is, at once, oddly familiar yet highly original."—USA Today

"A wish-I'd-thought-of-it premise, beautifully executed. Highly recommended for anyone who thinks that fantasy can do more than just help you escape the real world."Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man