The Book of Lost Things was a book that I was curious about after all the comments I read about it. Now that I’ve read it, I can say that it deserves all the comments. Let me say from the very beginning; this book certainly does not appeal to an audience above a certain age. In fact, I probably wouldn’t have read this book if I didn’t focus on children’s books this year. So, if you intend to become a child through books, like me, or if you want to buy a book for a young person and do not know what to buy, keep reading.
I think The Book of Lost Things can be an adventurous book that individuals between the ages of 8 and 16 will love to read. At the same time, if you are someone who is not in this age range and still read Harry Potter and similar books with pleasure, I think you might like it.
Ultimately, this is a book that includes the classic fairy tales we hear all the time and whose main character is a child. However, I cannot help but mention it is not a bright and happy book. I think it can be informative if we look at it from a positive perspective on death and family relations. I am sure that it will provide a realistic and imaginative reading experience to those who feed their inner child with fairy tales. Enjoy!
The Book of Lost Things
This illustrated edition includes two new short stories – Cinderella, A Version and The Rat King. The latter introducing the Crooked Man who is central to the world of The Book of Lost Things. And an afterword from the author.
‘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 in his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.
John Connolly is an Irish writer who is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: