"The story of a lovable protagonist who wakes up one day and discovers a mysterious hole in his apartment, which moves and seems to have a mind of its own. Befuddled, he looks for its origin—in vain. He packs it in a box and takes it to a lab, but still no explanation… . What makes the book especially magical is that a die-cut hole runs from the wonderfully gritty cardboard cover through every page and all the way out through the back cover—an especial delight for those of us who swoon over masterpieces of die-cut whimsy. In every page, the hole is masterfully incorporated into the visual narrative, adding an element of tactile delight that only an analog book can afford."
Brain Pickings has released its list of “The 13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013,” and Øyvind Torseter’s The Hole is one of the selections!