The Book of Lost Things

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Aug 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 339 pages
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High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things.

An imaginative tale about navigating the journey into adulthood, while doing your best to hang on to your childhood.

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User Review  - zmagic69 - LibraryThing

Not the style of book fantasy/ fairy tales for adults that I usually read, but John Connolly wrote it, so I gave it a try. Definitely different, but in a good way, and worth a reading. Read full review

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User Review  - spiritedstardust - LibraryThing

This book was tinged with the darkness of the Brothers Grimm, and for some reason it played out in my head visually like Pan's Labyrinth. I liked the idea and the use of fairytales but there were some ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of AngelsThe Burning SoulThe Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

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