The Secret of Lost Things
"A brilliant version of the coming - to -adulthood - in - Manhattan story about a lost manuscript for which the people around the charming heroine are willing to do very nasty things. But beneath all the action, the theme of lost homes becomes ever more delicately insistent. Pacy, confident, and... show more
"A brilliant version of the coming - to -adulthood - in - Manhattan story about a lost manuscript for which the people around the charming heroine are willing to do very nasty things. But beneath all the action, the theme of lost homes becomes ever more delicately insistent. Pacy, confident, and beautifully written. Lost Things satisfies on every level."
-Naula O'Faolain, author of ARE YOU SOMEBODY?
Publish date: March 6th 2007
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, New York
In this coming of age story of a young Tasmanian girl, wallflower Rosemary, only Walter Geist, both a tragic character and albino, is truly interesting. And perhaps Oscar, at first. With his handsome looks that seemingly - nonsense of course - contradict his a-sexuality. The other characters populat...
Not bad but certainly disappointing. Having read Byats's "Possession" and Carlos Ruiz Zafón's "The shadow of the wind" (ok, and admitting that I dumbly assumed their influence on Hay's story), I expected much more.Without the prejudices, "The secret of lost things" could be a good companion for a so...
This was a somewhat interesting read. I liked the setting of the bookstore and the idea of a lost novel, but the characters lacked development and were somewhat unbelievable. I was expecting more from this book.
I really like a lot of the odd characters in this book, but the story seemed "much ado about nothing", and the whole pursuit if the missing manuscript is a very dull story. The one segment that held some intimacy between characters was just plain yucky and ruined the entire book for me.
I thought I would really like this book but I'm sorry to say was disappointed. A young girl named Rosemary comes to New York City following the death of her mother and secures a job in a bookstore called the Arcade that deals in rare and valuable books. There were several employees of the bookstore...
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