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The Book Of Lost Things #2020

The Book Of Lost Things 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 alo

  • Title: The Book Of Lost Things
  • Author: John Connolly
  • ISBN: 9780340899496
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Book Of Lost Things By John Connolly, 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 intoHigh 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.

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    1. This is kind of a deceptive book It seems like it could be young adult in tone at first but it is NOT young adult It s an adult urban fantasy starring a child Very cool and immersive, and a bit dark Hell, a LOT dark sometimes, haha The lore is very cool, you can tell that the author really loves folklore and all the elements of the world are interesting and believable Worth checking out if you like magical realism and a lot of bite to your fairy tales.

    2. Rumpelstiltskin aka the Crooked Man is one seriously scary and diabolical CREEPSTER Trust me, after reading this book, the above image of a sadistic, powerful, child slaughtering MOFO will forever displace your previous perception of old Rumpy being nothing than a half pint, mischievous prankster with ethical deficiencies a Disney tale this is not.a light, comforting happily ever after children s story this is not However, what this story is beautifully written, richly characterized and brillia [...]

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    4. Part fairy tale and part psychological study, I found this to be an engrossing and powerful book Recommend to everybody, particularly those who have used reading and books to get themselves through difficult times, especially in childhood.I don t look at this book the way some readers apparently have as sci fi or fantasy, but instead see it as showing the redemptive power of books and stories in children s and adults lives And as an account of one boy s inner life and imagination.I m not sure wh [...]

    5. For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be This turned out to be a lot darker and crueller than I expected it to be But in a good way.Now, if you consider reading this with or to your children don t If I had to set an age limit I would say 13 years, at least This is some real twisted Coraline shit Don t mistake it for anything else.It starts off promising but without any hint where it is going It could have been a historical novel for [...]

    6. Didn t like this book as much but it did motivate me to sketch Take all your favourite fairy tales from your childhood from odd mixture of Wizard of Oz to Labyrinth to The Never Ending Story to the most sadistic part of Grimm s Fairy Tales , now throw in some well known poems and mix together with a story of a child coming to terms with the death of a parent And you ve pretty much got this But did it work This books is rather dichotomous There were some really wonderful bits, and there were part [...]

    7. I stayed up till 1 last night to finish this book I REGRET NOTHING.Recently I ve taken quite a fancy to fairy tale re tellings You can go right ahead and blame Gail Carson Levine for that The Book of Lost things belongs to that genre, albeit a bit LOT darker.The book begins by introducing us to 12 year old David who has just lost his mum He finds out that his dad is getting remarried and pretty soon finds himself with a baby brother, whom he hates on sight Deep in his depression, he begins to h [...]

    8. Fugue state, formally Dissociative Fugue usually involves unplanned travel or wandering, and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity Fugues are usually precipitated by a stressful episode world war 2 era england, young David loses his mother after a lingering illness and begins to experience strange dissociative episodes, often involving the sounds of books whispering to him and usually ending with him falling into unconsciousness soon enough, his father finds a new wife [...]

    9. NOTICE Please read this first I m happy to discuss my opinion of this book with you if you had a different take, but if your intent is merely to attack my opinion, I m not interested Since I posted this way back in 2008, a very small minority of this book s fans have taken my review personally and have written some very long, very insulting responses telling me why I m wrong So please allow me to clarify something This is my opinion of the book It will undoubtedly differ from yours because we ar [...]

    10. This is definitely not a young adult book If you should try, with best intentions, after reading numerous glowing reviews and having heard Connolly s name bandied about the bookish world, to gift this one to a ten year old, expect stern words and doubts of judgement And for pity s sakes, don t give it to any girls, because it s even less friendly to the female person than Grimms Fairytales In fact, it does bear a strong resemblance to the writing of the dear Brothers, which is not a been a bad t [...]

    11. For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be John Connolly s The Book of Lost Things is a tale that reflects everyone s story of growing up Some would say that it s a story of losing one s innocence, but are we ever really innocent Through time we have come to develop feelings of grief, rage, hatred, and jealousy These are some of the things that eat the pure off of us At some point, we have all become the things we feared the most We h [...]

    12. 4 stars to John Connolly s The Book of Lost Things I added this to my To Read list sometime in 2015 as it reminded me a little bit of the Once Upon a Time TV series which I love And it didn t disappoint StoryA young adult novel focusing on a young boy s quest to fit in his earthly world and survive in his fantasy world in 1940 s England Young David around 10 has suffered a lot as a boy His mother dies early, his father remarries quickly He is shy and doesn t venture much out of his room When he [...]

    13. For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be John Connolly, I love the cover of this book, isn t it so gorgeous This book is my favorite book of all time I love getting back to it every once in a while and reread few passages, i feel it pulling me back in, tempting me to dive in its beautiful world of adventures once again so finally i decided to post my thoughts about it.One thing you should know about me, is that I LOVE fairy tales, e [...]

    14. I am as surprised as anyone about my rating I genuinely thought I would adore this book So much in fact that I kept putting off reading it to ensure I d get the most of it On the surface, this book is perfect for me as it combines many of my favourite things fairy tales, hidden worlds, adult books with children as the lenses through which to see these hidden worlds, re tellings, a sibling relationship that feels real, imaginative world building and and and.Don t get me wrong, this book was perfe [...]

    15. Coming off from reading Lord of The Flies, I can definitely see some underlining similarities in both of them in the sense that both authors chose to use children to get their points across in a dark deeply disturbing way Both backgrounds were hostile and unnerving and some imagery will stay with me for a while For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be The book follows David a young boy who is trying to cope with a family tragedy by [...]

    16. Held within this book are not the fairy tales I heard as a child They surely would have messed me up if I had Connolly creates something wholly fresh by weaving a new fantasy with old tales placed in the mix with a twist that is twisted mind you It is the story of David lost in another land, and his journey to find a way home.4 stars for scaring the child in me for making me wonder, cringe and also laugh as an adult reader for the adventure of it, and the heartfelt story inside all of this Prett [...]

    17. A fairytale turned nightmare I loved this First off, let me tell you that this is not something for the faint of heart Some passages were definitely scary or just plain twisted and gross think bad witch cutting off children s heads and putting them on animals to then hunt them I want to get that out of the way because the word fairytale can be misleading Those elements in the story were used sparingly though and never took over the story to the point were it turned into the horror genre David, t [...]

    18. I loved this story Fantastical adventures, battles, castles, monsters, magicians, heroes, and foes There was so much than I expected in this book which is billed as YA, yet of which I remain unconvinced but none of those things are even the best part What moved me the most was the story of David himself, and the evolution of his character David is a twelve year old boy who is grieving the loss of his mother and struggling to accept the upheaval of his life And he s angry who wouldn t be His lov [...]

    19. Read this book without really knowing too much about it Just that other reviewers were impressed and it centered around a little boy and some dark versions of fairy tales that I had grown up on.Wow.Wow.wow.wow.That is what I have to say when I got to the last page.It was a really really great story 10 year old boy who loves to read, loses his mother, hates his new stepmother and stepbrother gets pulled into this fairy tale world where things are familiar yet somewhat strange Evil lurks around ev [...]

    20. Oh wow , what can I say This book destroyed me, this book surpassed my expectations for it , I picked this up thinking it was going to be just a vapid book but boy this it s so much that it s blurb would let you to believe Think Grimm brothers, Disney , folk and fairy tales , ya modern literature I ll compare it to a monster calls and you will get a glimpse at the work that went behind this book Then ending would make you feel all the feelings I will not soon forget this book

    21. this was fine i think i expected it to be a little grown up than it was in many ways i am a huge infant, but not so much in my reading, unless its reeeally young reader picture books but this had some nice reimaginings of traditional fairy tales, and it certainly doesnt take long to read, so i recommend to those adults that are already reading the harry potters and twilights you babies

    22. According to Alice Hoffman, every fairy tale had a bloody lining Everyone had teeth and claws.This one got fangs And razor sharp claws.It will lure you in with promises of magical books and mysterious flowers Then, when it has you firmly in it s grasp, it will suck you in deeper into the dark And won t let you go until it has its way with you.In Book of Lost Things, John Conolly collected fragments of my beloved bed time stories,twisted them so crookedly,and made them ornaments to a dark,beautif [...]

    23. This was me after finishing this novel, my first read from John Connolly It was so gut wrenchingly emotional Every bit of it From the harrowing beginning, to the Labyrinth on acid fantasy world in which the main character soon finds himself There s so much going on in this novel It seems like a children s fairy tale, but if I had read this as a young un, I would probably be in an insane asylum to this day I know Connolly typically writes crime fiction and this being my first, I m unable to compa [...]

    24. This is why I don t read the front jacket of books I get sucked in thinking wow this makes a good story Hmphf.Okay, it s not a bad story It had its moments But, it lost me when it started twisting fairy tales to be all sorts of clever Snow White as a hefty, insult laden uber wench yeah whatever.The story outside of these sidebars is actually quite interesting, a boy s journey in a strange land, grieving over his dead mom, etc but I still found myself wondering what those dudes that did the Narni [...]

    25. I picked this up blindly and bought it from the description on the book jacket alone I wish I d liked it rather, I wish it d been better executed My main trouble was with the telling not showing style of writing In the words of Twain, Don t say the old lady screamed Bring her on and let her scream The turbulence of David s inner life ends up muffled by the flat and dispassionate narrative He experienced a wave of pity for the dead man , He was still angry at God for what had happened to his mot [...]

    26. I ve owned a paper copy of The Book of Lost Things for a very long time I obtained a copy probably at a yard sale or some used bookstore long before I first joined back in 2008 I don t understand why I never got to reading this book I m punching myself in the face because I waited so long to discover such a fantastic book The writer, John Connolly quickly pulls the reader into the make believe place he created I felt an immediate connection to the main character, 12 year old, David This book is [...]

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