The Book of Lost Things (Trade Paperback)
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to... show more
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own -- populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things. Taking readers on a vivid journey through the loss of innocence into adulthood and beyond, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly tells a dark and compelling tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.
Publish date: October 16th 2007
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 470
Edition language: English
I struggled between giving this book three or four stars. It was inventive and imaginative. The pacing was excellent and I gobbled it up in only a couple of days in spite of having to work my full time job and read around a couple of baseball games. And yet... it was oddly emotionless reading. Enter...
I don't even know what to say. This book will break your heart, make you shudder in fright, and have you widening your eyes over how Connolly changes up some of our favorite fairy tales and myths. I thought this book was great from beginning to end and I worried throughout about would happen to Davi...
Nach einer schweren Krankheit ist Davids Mutter gestorben und die Trauer bringt den Jungen fast um. Trost findet er in seinen Büchern, die flüsternd aus den Regalen zu ihm sprechen. Während sein Vater mit einer neuen Frau einen Neuanfang wagt, wird David vom Krummen Mann in die Märchenwelt seiner Bü...
"They say that the king has a book, a Book of Lost Things." I'm 80% sure I've read this before but for some reason I can't specifically remember it, so maybe I read or saw a movie that was similar. My memory is poop. I think the revisiting some fairy tales didn't work the best for me becaus...
I honestly don't know how to rate this. I'm kind of leaning towards 4 stars, though it wasn't quite a 4 star read to me. Yet three stars seems too low, so I'm going with 3.5...I think. I may change it later once I've had time to reflect on it. Parts of it really worked for me, and other parts fell...