The Book of Lost Things: A Novel
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 tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. 'The Book of Lost Things' is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.
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Review: The Book of Lost ThingsUser Review - Felicia - Goodreads
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 ... Read full review
Review: The Book of Lost ThingsUser Review - Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ - Goodreads
I read this back when it came out, but I need to re-read it soon!! It was my favorite book that year. Outstanding!! Re-read 3/2015 Fantastic. Loved it. I might even go out and buy this. Excellent book. :) Read full review