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New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories.

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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The Book of Lost Things
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Dark but rewarding
August 9th, 2014
Content is a bit dark and gruesome at times, but it's a compelling story that is rewarding. I live how much the author put into the closure of the story, as well. Not much up to the reader's imagination, but it was such an imaginative ride in and of itself!
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January 23rd, 2014
I quite enjoyed this book. Being set in a fantasy world and with references and variations of fairytales most of us know from our childhood, it made me feel like a kid again while simultaneously appealing to my more mature side. This blend of childhood tales and adult themed twists kept the story suspenseful and interesting. I plan on reading more by Connoly.
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