The Book Of Lost Things

by John Connolly

5 avg rating
Book 19 of 52 in the Best Literary Fantasy Books
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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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Anonymous | 2014-08-31 03:07:32
I was very happy to see this make the list. I stumbled upon it at the library in the books on tape. I needed something for a long ride to listen to while driving alone. Yes it is a children's story but I was enthralled. The imagery is wonderful. The young boy's reality and fantasy start to blend into each other. You really become attached to the character and want to follow him until the end! I have always held onto this book as one of my favorites. It's short - can read in one weekend. Give it a try! You will not regret it!
ghostdoctor | 2014-12-05 12:27:18
Such a creepy weird book. I loved it.
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