The Book of Lost Things: A Novel

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Washington Square Press, Oct 16, 2007 - Fiction - 480 pages
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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.

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User Review  - emugrlx3 - Borders

I had to read this book for the Summer Reading requirement at my former high school. At first when I looked at this book, it looked quite big and I wasn't a fan of reading. I started to force myself ... Read full review


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A child's nightmare odyssey through an alternate world inspired by the darkest aspects of fairy tales.The Irish thriller-writer (The Black Angel, 2005, etc.) breaks new ground with this extravagant ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of thrillers, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

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