Book of Lost Things: A Novel, The

John Connolly
'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother !'As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.


Reviewed: 2020-06-17
I loved this. It was such a great story with a bit of fairy tale re-tellings throughout. The tale of how the Loups came to be was awesome, and I absolutely LOVED chapter with Snow White and the dwarves.

This had like a Neverending Story/Labyrinth/Narnia feel to it and I couldn't get enough! It makes me want to crack open my Grimm's Fairy Tale collection and re-read some of my favorites.
Stands among the best book of its tradition - Narnia, Harry Potter, The Graveyard book. A poignant tale of dealing with grief and coming of age set in a fantastical world that completely transports the author. I highly recommend to all.
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